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Confusing economic language limits our ability to understand the many challenges that confront society at all levels, from federal to municipal governance, to big versus small business practices, and national versus international trade agreements. Furthermore, the media frequently presents an economic language that appears simple, but which has effected social changes that, with hind sight, have often achieved at best ambivalent or questionable results.

Banks Skanks - Dates to be Announced.
If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around them will deprive the people of all property until their children wake up homeless on the continent their Fathers conquered" (Thomas Jefferson). Is Jefferson correct? If so, why were banks bailed out at the expense of government coffers? 'Banks Skanks' critically examines the social consequences of banks and debt.

‘Economics Debunked’ and its companion course, 'Banks Skanks' are an introduction to economic language and critical thinking skills that can help the concerned individual pierce the veil of economic jargon and strengthen broad economic discernment, argument and action. This web page, Economics Demystified, supports and interacts with both Economics Debunked and Banks Skanks, but is not the courses.

Is Economics:
... the social science that analyzes the production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services. The term economics comes from the Ancient Greek οἰκονομία (oikonomia, "management of a household, administration") from οἶκος (oikos, 'house') + νόμος (nomos, 'custom' or 'law'), hence "rules of the house(hold)". Current economic models emerged from the broader field of political economy.  A primary stimulus for the development of modern economics was the desire to use an empirical approach more akin to the physical sciences (Wikipedia)?

Or is Economics
... n. pl. (usually treated as sing.). Also (earlier)☥oe- [f. economic + -s, orig. after L. oeconomica, Gk. ta oikonomika, a treatise by Aristotle.] ☥1a (A treatise on) household management. Cf. economic n. l16-l18. b The management of private or domestic finances; pecuniary position, monetary matters. m19.  2 The branch of knowledge that deals with the production and distribution of wealth in theory and practice; the application of this discipline to a particular sphere; the condition of a State etc. as regards material prosperity; the financial considerations attaching to a particular activity, commodity, etc. l18 (Oxford Dictionary of the English Language)? 

If these definitions don't quite help your understanding of the mechanics of economics in thought and action, and you would like to begin to bring an end to the confusion, then 
Economics Debunked and
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  • Economic Bites
  • On Being Enslaved to the Ideas of Dead Economists           Economist John Maynard Keynes castigates the intellectual elite.The ideas of economists and political philosophers, both when they are right and when they are wrong are more powerful than commonly ...
    Posted 28 Jan 2012, 23:00 by Guy Duperreault
  • Rabble Presents Noam Chomsky on Economics - A Podcast           Noam Chomsky discusses the economics of the American constitution, its social failure and how it links to the banking scams of 2009Podcast Show Notes:Noam Chomsky was called, by ...
    Posted 15 Jan 2012, 23:02 by Guy Duperreault
  • What Motivates Humans: Greed and Avarice or Curiosity and Laziness?           Noam Chomsky argues that behaviourism predicates greed as the human motivator — but is that true? [Philosophically and scientifically] Chomsky has… returned stubbornly to the classical socialist vision of man as ...
    Posted 15 Jan 2012, 16:17 by Guy Duperreault
  • Henry Ford on the 'True' Cost to America of Using Banks & Bonds: December 1921           Ford Sees Wealth in Muscle Shoals: Edison Backs Him UpDecember 6, 1921, New York Times – From NY Times Archive[Below is a paraphrased extract from the linked article:]Henry ...
    Posted 28 Jan 2012, 23:20 by Guy Duperreault
  • The "Vile Maxim of the Masters"           From Year 501: The Conquest Continues; Chapter 2 The Contours of World Order      ...      5. The "Vile Maxim of the Masters"*      The world economy has not returned to the growth rates ...
    Posted 27 Dec 2011, 10:07 by Guy Duperreault
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    Posted 10 Feb 2013, 13:53 by Guy Duperreault
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