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  1. 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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                • 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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                                      • Release New Material on a Schedule

                                        You asked for feedback about the Principles of Economics: Microeconomics class.

                                        I know it's too late in the class for this to change, but in future classes it would be nice if there was some predetermined schedule for the release of new material. Long periods of time went by in the class with no new material and no idea when it would be released.

                                        A release schedule when the class starts would be very helpful.

                                        Thanks for the great material. So many of these topics and the way they apply to real-life situations are more complex than they appear on…

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                                        • Compress Apple Podcast Videos

                                          Hi Guys,

                                          You´re doing such a great Job, congratulations! I watched all videos from Microeconomics course and Daily Economics.

                                          I had a hard time downloading the videos from Apples Podcast and play them on my iPad, because they are really big. A 3 minute video can be 700 MB size, which is huge, consuming lot of storage on the device, and making it imposible to streaming if you don't have a really fast internet connection.

                                          It would be great if you can compress them.

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