The Modern Scholar

Review From User :

A really excellent overview of Anglo-Saxon culture, literature, and language. I enjoy Michael Drout's style and the way he connects the subject to modern culture (mostly in the last class but occasionally he does it elsewhere).

I picked this up because not only do I like Drout but I was thinking of Tolkien's love of Anglo-Saxon culture which, of course, you see some of in The Lord of the Rings. To my own delight I wound up admiring the Anglo-Saxons for themselves. And since I'm right in the middle of reading Ivanhoe, I was excited whenever Walter Scott began talking about Anglo-Saxon culture and I know the names and history!

Quite enjoyable and informative.

Principles of Economics: Business, Banking, Finance, and Your Everyday Life

This course introduces both macroeconomics and microeconomics. At a business and professional level, macroeconomics can help to answer questions such as the following: How much should I manufacture this month? How much inventory should I maintain?
Expand text… At a personal level: Should I switch jobs – or ask for a raise? Should I buy a house now or wait until next year? Should I get a variable or fixed-rate mortgage? And what about my investments for retirement? In contrast, microeconomics can help to answer the following questions: How can my firm minimize its costs and increase its profits? What prices should I charge for my products? Will I really be better off financially if I quit my job now and go back for an MBA degree? What kind of career should I be preparing myself for? What about that new refrigerator or automobile I want to buy?


Professor Peter Navarro (University of California-Irvine)
Peter Navarro is a business professor at the University of California-Irvine. He holds a Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University, and is the author of the best-selling investment book If It’s Raining in Brazil, Buy Starbucks. He is a founder and managing member of Platinum Capital Manage…

Course Syllabus

Lecture 1 Introduction to Macro- and Microeconomics

Lecture 2 The Business Cycle and the Warring Schools of Macroeconomics

Lecture 3 Fiscal Policy and Budget Deficits: The Good, Bad, and Ugly

Lecture 4 Monetary Policy: It’s All About Money, Credit, and Banking

Lecture 5 Unemployment and Inflation: Enter the Dragons

Lecture 6 International Trade and Protectionism: Where Did Our Jobs Go?

Lecture 7 The International Monetary System, Exchange Rates, and Trade Deficits

Lecture 8 Supply, Demand, and Equilibrium: How Prices Are Set in Our Markets

Lecture 9 Understanding Consumer Behavior: The Essential Elements

Lecture 10 Producer Behavior and an Introduction to Perfect Competition

Lecture 11 Market Structure, Conduct, and Performance: Why Monopolists Do What They Do

Lecture 12 Why the Government Intervenes in Our Markets and Lives: The Economist’s Critique

Lecture 13 Government Taxation from the Cradle to the Grave: The Big Issues

Lecture 14 Land, Labor, and Capital: How Our Rents, Wages, and Interest Rates Are Set

The rest of the lectures

Lecture 01 Introduction To Macro- and Microeconomics

Lecture 02 The Business Cycle & Warring Schools of Macroeconomics

Lecture 03 Fiscal Policy & Budget Deficits; The Good, Bad & Ugly

Lecture 04 Monetary Policy; It's All About Money, Credit & Banking

Lecture 05 Unemployment & Inflation; Enter The Dragons

Lecture 06 Lecture 06 Lecture 06 International Trade & Protectionism

Lecture 07 The International Monetary System