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  1. Add a course on public choice economics

    Please add a course on public choice economics. There's an excellent list of MRU courses for learning to think like an economist. But strongly believe another function of these courses could/should be to make us better, more knowledgeable citizens regarding public policy issues. And that means we need a course in public choice economics — "politics without the romance" — i.e., what economic analysis can tell us about the political decision-making process. That way we'll be better able to determine whether free-market or government-driven solutions would likely work better for addressing particular issues. And we'll each have a better "BS…

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    • I wouls

      I would add more questions and real world exercises after each video, so that we can better understand theory in action.

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      • Out of Order

        For those that put the podcasts on mobile devices, the order of each unit is lost. The fix is to put a number in the Description Title.

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        • 4 votes
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            We don’t have a course specifically designed for that age but I think you could find useful content in both Everyday Economics and Principles. I have a 7 year old and he enjoys them!

            Here are some ideas. Drop us a note at support@mruniversity.com if you have a specific topic in mind. If we don’t have it we might be able to suggest some other places.

            Trade, Division of Labor, etc
            http://www.mruniversity.com/courses/everyday-economics/trade-growth-hockey-stick-human-prosperity

            Incentives
            http://www.mruniversity.com/courses/principles-economics-microeconomics/introduction-microeconomics

            Price signals
            http://www.mruniversity.com/courses/principles-economics-microeconomics/price-system-definition-invisible-hand

            Trade-off between fun and wages
            http://www.mruniversity.com/courses/principles-economics-microeconomics/tradeoff-wages-no-such-thing-as-free-lunch

            Public Goods
            http://www.mruniversity.com/courses/principles-economics-microeconomics/public-goods-example-asteroid-defense

            Basics about institutions, growth rates, development
            http://www.mruniversity.com/courses/principles-economics-macroeconomics/gdp-per-capita-purchasing-power-parity-example

          • Translations

            Translating the lectures or adding subtitles to them would help non-English speakers learn about economics. I am thinking of older persons in France, which often have never been exposed to sound economic thinking.

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            • dud how to login in tis

              hey i m not getting the password n cant log in here

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              • I need a solid resource on 'the philosophy of science'

                Everyone knows this famous raking of so called sciences: https://xkcd.com/435/

                Good question, where does economics fit in? And what is science?

                How can I participate in so called scientific debate without knowing what science is, in the first place?

                I have a feeling that in economics in general you have much story telling and anecdotes, as compared to the amount of 'science' - whatever that word really means.

                https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YKEq5iEmMSo
                From 14:26 in the video Stanford professors Dave Evans and Bill Burnett argue that in college you learn how to answer questions. In graduate school, you learn how to ask them.…

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                • Downloading should be easier

                  Currently I can download all the videos of a course using iTunes or using the link below the video.

                  But:

                  1. iTunes is a mess. Classes appear out of order or do not appear at all. Some courses are not there.

                  2. Downloading one audio/video file at a time is tiring. There should be an option to download all files from a course with just one click. You could even use BitTorrent.

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                  • In Development Economics (and possibly elsewhere), add David Ellerman

                    David Ellerman has been a major thinker for over 40 years on democratic firms and development economics, as well and philosophical foundations (e.g. inalienable rights and property theory).
                    http://www.ellerman.org/

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                    • Please in a video analyze the efficacy of income redistribution

                      Politicians (mostly left leaning) have for years harped on the dangers and social injustice of income inequality and are forever suggesting we "level the playing field" by compelling through taxation etc. the "rich" to "pay their fair share". Would you please analyze economically the benefits and drawbacks of such a strategy. Perhaps also discuss why the inequality occurs in the first place. Talent may be distributed on a bell curve but outcomes follow the Pareto curve. Why? Perhaps this is your opportunity for a future Nobel!

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                      • more detail explanation with assumption of theory are required

                        I have gone through most videos. Its very short.. it would be better if you provide detail explanation with assumption and conclusion of theory..

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                        • Indicate lenght of the chapters/videos

                          I have started the Development Economics course. The same way it is very useful to know that it is a 25.5 video hours course, it would be very useful and simple to implement knowing how long are every chapter or even every video. It would allow users to better plan their study plan.

                          Congrats for the site!

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                          • When is the international finance exam coming out?

                            Last feedback that was responded to was in February 2015. There is still no exam? Will there be one?

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                            • Expanding the reach to people by collaborating with big video blogger

                              I have come across so many vblog in YouTube and I hope that you could collaborate with these people in order to gain viewers, because i think this course is very informative yet i happen to see very few subscribers.

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                              • excellent videos but if u give some type of written notes of lecture then its was very helpful for us

                                excellent videos but if u give some type of written notes of lecture then its was very helpful for us

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                                • MRUniversity should create an app.

                                  MRUniversity should create an app similar to Udemy so people can easily do economics on their phones and tablets. I would strongly prefer if there was an MRUnisveristy app that just linked the videos so I can watch it on my phone without the need of an internet browser.

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                                  • I need help on how to write a proper college paper/academic paper/thesis

                                    I mean, thesis in the college level, not PhD level. Or how do you call it? I am not a native English speaker.

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                                    • Better spam control and author authentication needed

                                      Comments and discussions under the videos could be very useful only if they are kept free from spam. Spammers often post links and ads. One way could be to designate some long time or serious users as moderators.

                                      PS: In case you start such a program, I would love to help with moderation of content

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                                      • Structural and cyclical deficits, discretionary fiscal policy and automatic stabilizer

                                        I would like to see the videos in the future cover the concept of structural and cyclical deficits, discretionary fiscal policy and automatic stabilizer.

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                                        • Thank you

                                          i like this and thank you very much for this

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