Basic Economics “Tool Kit”

Below are links to websites, videos, and articles I have found helpful and informative as I have tried to understand the economics of economic disparity. I hope you will find them helpful as well.  I’ll keep adding sources as I discover them.  If you have suggestions to add, please leave a comment.


Economics for Dummies Cheat Sheet – self-explanatory

The Economic Policy Institute – a non-partisan, economics research think-tank focused on the concerns of low- and middle-income earners.

Plutocracy Now – a series of charts from Mother Jones magazine tracking the development of grotesque wealth inequality from a variety of angles.

Stock Analysis on Net – a good site for researching corporations (quarterly and annual reports, etc).

Best Economics Blogs – a catalogue of influential economics blogs from the Wall Street Journal. Worth exploring.

Capitalism Run Wild – a conversation between Bill Moyers and economist Richard Wolff

Inequality for All – a conversation between Bill Moyers and Robert Reich about the film, Inequality for All, and the issues it addresses.

Federal Deficits and the Economic Recovery – a debate between Joe Scarborough and Paul Krugman moderated by Charlie Rose

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