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Russell Brunelle

A recommendation [May. 8th, 2012|10:15 pm]
Russell Brunelle
In the past I've recommended Dr. David Christian's recorded lecture Big History: The Big Bang, Life on Earth, and the Rise of Humanity as a way for people without the means to go to college to gain some of the most important knowledge which a good college education would have hopefully conveyed.

To this I would like to add Dr. Yoram Bauman's new book The Cartoon Introduction to Economics Volume 2: Macroeconomics.

I realize how absurd it may seem to recommend a book based on cartoons as even a partial substitute for a college education, but trust me on this: the information this book contains is sound, and as a result of how it's presented you'll almost certainly retain more information for the long haul than you would by taking it in any other way.

If you pay careful attention to the entire Big History lecture, and then read this new economics book carefully, I believe you'll have a better everyday sense of how the modern world works along with how we got here than most college graduates are left with.