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Economic education has been a focal point of his career.

It was a good conservative view of economics. It’s an outstanding introduction to the ideas of the Free Market system, and how betrayal to that system has brought about so many problems. Our democracy puts voters in charge of choosing our policy makers, so the consequences of economic illiteracy can be disastrous.

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Common Sense Economics: What Everyone Should Know about Wealth and Prosperity by James D. Gwartney

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