Morality and ECON 101

In Fall 2018, I was assigned to teach International Economic Policy (Econ 385) at George Mason University, a trade class for non-economics majors.  As a student of Adam SmithFrederic Bastiat, and Don Boudreaux, I was excited to teach this class. The miracle of the market was such an eye-opener for me as a high schooler. I could not wait to share my love of economics with students!

My enthusiasm was immediately dampened as I realized I faced many students whose mindset seemed hostile.  Extolling the virtues of trade in the standard mutual-gains manner would not fly with this crowd.  I had to find another way.

These are the opening lines to my guest post on EconLog entitled Morality and ECON 101. Do check out the whole thing.