Economics education

No Politician Should Be Elected at Any Level of Government Without an Economic Class

Apparently, we have a tremendous problem on our hands. We have politicians, and socialist leaning candidates which have filled our ranks in Congress, Executive Branch, and even the Supreme Court. This is rather alarming as we have a Republic here, not a pure Democracy, and we run our business using Capitalism, not socialism or communism. But before we crucify our Federal Government, indeed, we have the same problems at the City, County, and State levels too.

May I be so bold as to make a suggestion? Okay, thank you then, I recommend that no politician can run for any office unless they have taken an economics class, can balance their checkbook, and/or have run a business and actually made a payroll. In fact, I’d like to make this really simple. And I have the perfect economics book to recommend for this;

“Economics for Kids – Ideas for Teaching in Elementary Grades,” by Mark C. Schug; published by the National Education Association and the Joint Council on Economic Education; Washington DC, pp. 64; 1986, ISBN: 0-8106-1832X.

Now then, we need a constitutional amendment that no person may run for public office without knowing the basics in economics, or have run a business. And anyone appointed for any position in government much also pass a basic test on the topic. For those running for Governor, President, or to become a Congressperson or Senator, they must also take College Level economics class on both micro and macro economics.

For this, let me recommend another very easy to read book;

“Economics” edited by Walter J. Wessels, published by Barrons, Hauppauge, NY; pp.593; 2000; ISBN: 0-7641-1274-0.

There are sections on macro and micro economics, trade, price system, market equilibrium, and plotting and understanding graphs in economics. This is the minimum needed. Further required reading should be;

  1. “Atlas Shrugged,” by Ayn Rand
  2. “Free to Choose,” by Milton Freedman

You see, the American People deserve nothing less, and it is unfathomable the level of ignorance in my opinion when it comes to such simple issues amongst our leadership, and in my opinion this is unacceptable. It is obvious that we need a Constitutional Amendment to prevent further decay of our economy, further loss of jobs, and to prevent our nation from being driven off a cliff due to either incompetence or corruption.

Once the politicians know they must learn this stuff, they can no longer claim ignorance for the obvious mistakes they continually make in economic and budgeting matters. Please consider this, and yes, I am very serious. Care to opine, I dare you!

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