A high school economics textbook to accompany Economics for Everybody and which presents economics in a clearly understandable fashion from a Christian worldview. The textbook is designed for use by the student. Digital teacher’s guides are sold directly from the publisher.
From author Paul Cleveland: “Clarence Carson first published Basic Economics in 1988. His intent, as was his intent with all his books, was to distill the subject of economics down to its fundamental principles, to present those to the reader in an easily understandable fashion, and to warn the reader of what will happen when people fail to adhere to those principles by providing a clear history of the failures of past cultures.”
This is unapologetically a different approach than the one taken by most other economics texts. The goal is to understand the universal principles that govern economic activity. These principles are the foundation for evaluating public policy proposals being put forward by politicians and the media. This course is not going to teach the math behind economic modeling that is typically covered in Common Core and the AP micro- and macroeconomics tests. Instead it will prepare students to see the limitations of it.