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Course Materials

You will need to have these books on hand to go along with the online course.

  • Basic Economics, A Natural Law Approach to Economics, 4th ed., Clarence Carson, andPaul Cleveland, (includes the study guide).
    ISBN: 978-0-9727401-4-2. Can be purchased at or at Amazon.
  • The Law, Bastiat, Frederic.
    The version used to put page numbers in the Study Guide is ISBN: 978-0-89803-175-1, which can usually be purchased at a low price in paperback from
    They also have a free pdf version on their website. This version will have different page numbers than are listed in the course provided Study Guide.
  • Whatever Happened to Penny Candy, 7th edition, Maybury, Richard.
    ISBN: 0-942617-64-1 is always available at Bluestocking Press:

Course Description

The course is divided into six units which are listed with chapter titles in the Semester Overview document. Dividing an 18-week term into four quarters, a general flow and pace for the course is as follows: (when you view in full screen, hit Esc. to exit and return)

BE4 Semester Overview

An optional budget project is included that you can either use for extra credit or deeper study. You will need to decide this with your teacher.

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Sample Lessons

This link will take you to some sample lessons from the course and the accompanying budget project.

Quote to Ponder

When plunder becomes a way of life, men create for themselves a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that glorifies it.

— Frédéric Bastiat

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