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., Carson, Clarence, and Cleveland, Paul (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 and can 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 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 of differing lengths. Your usual way of navigating will be to use the Course Content table at the bottom of the page. But you can also use the Course Navigation in the right sidebar on most pages, or the six buttons near the top of the page to jump to the opening page for a unit. There you will see information on all the topics involved in that unit.

Dividing an 18-week term into 4 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

Several optional projects will be provided 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. To view the lessons, you can click on the triangle in the right sidebar to expand the menu, or scroll to the bottom of the page and use the links there.

Quote to Ponder

The art of economics consists of looking not merely at the immediate but at the longer effects of any act or policy; it consists in tracing the consequences of that policy not merely for one group but for all groups.

— Henry Hazlitt

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