Web Site for Professor
Economics Major at Florida Gulf Coast University
"… an anti-capitalist ethic continues to develop on the basis of errors by people who condemn the wealth generating institutions to which they themselves owe their existence. Pretending to be lovers of freedom, they condemn several property, contract, competition, advertising, profit, and even money itself. Imagining that their reason can tell them how to arrange human efforts to serve their innate wishes better, they themselves pose a grave threat to civilization."
-F. A. Hayek, The Fatal Conceit: the Errors of Socialism, p. 119
BB&T Distinguished Professor of Free Enterprise
Student, regional and local organizations of interest
Music and Art, Art and Music
And pacing out that mean, constricted ground,
The silent shutter of his eye sometimes
Rainer Maria Rilke
Reverend Gary Davis
In Honor of Kurt Vonnegut
www.kexp.org - "You are what you listen to..."
In Veritatis Amore
|There are crucial differences between conservative, (modern) liberal and classical liberal positions. Being a classical liberal hinges upon the defense of individual rights - the omnipresent concern for protection of the minority against the majority. Classical liberals are a far cry from reactionaries against change. In fact, they promote changes that many will consider quite radical in nature. To learn more, read this: Why I am Not A Conservative by F. A. Hayek|
|Read about the "death" of American manufacturing||Debunking Economic Myths by Steve Horowitz||On the Sadness of Higher Education
Alan Charles Kors
|Local Activism in Southwest Florida Can Work - The Sprinkler Inspector Story||You may need this -
The U.S. Inflation Calculator
"Ignorance is bliss, reality is not.
|Reason TV||The Original IRS 1040 Tax Form from 1913 - Use the calculator above! Note those marginal tax rates!||The People's Cube (presented by the Karl Marx Treatment Center)|
|Who is paying for a Florida student's education? (BTW - You will get to pay this taxpayer back through hard and diligent work in my classes!)||A listing of Free Market Think Tanks from the ATLAS Economics Research Foundation||The Museum of Communism|
|An Animated Guide to the Economics of Sex||GAP MINDER - World Development Data in a wonderfully fun visual form||Trade Deficit got you Worried?|
|Advocates for Self Government - Take the World's Smallest Political Quiz||Read - I, Pencil the classic story by Leonard Read, Founder of the Foundation for Economic Education||The Commanding Heights Web Guide - Hayek on PBS?!?! The fine PBS series on globalization.|
|The World is on FIRE||Nice short tutorial on basic microeconomics||Great Advice from the Acton MBA Program|
|The Hayek Interviews||Market-Based Management||On Ronald Coase|
Amendment of the Semester (See
Amendment IV - Protection from unreasonable search and seizure.
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
Kyle, Cartman, Stan and Kenny address Amendment IV - Protection from unreasonable search and seizure
(Trigger Warning - This is South Park ergo - Offensive in general and on many levels!
"Gentle Snowflakes" ( a.k.a "My peeps") (a.k.a. My Students)
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I've had this conversation with a student - Version 1 "I need to pass your class."
I've had this conversation with a student - Version 2 "I am worried about my grade."
|Course Number||Course Title||Classroom||Days||Time||CRN|
|ECO 2023||Principles of Microeconomics||Lutgert Hall 1202||T,Th||8:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.||80610|
|ECO 2023||Principles of Microeconomics||Lutgert Hall 1202||T,Th||9:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.||80611|
|ECP 3009||The Moral Foundations of Capitalism||Lutgert Hall 1205||T,Th||12:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.||80633|
Keeper of this Site
Professor / Webmaster: Bradley K. Hobbs, Ph.D.
Office Location: Lutgert Hall - Office 3366
Office Hours: See the syllabus.
Phone: (239) 590-7162 [voice mail available at all hours]
Vitae and Publications List
Morality of Profit Essay
Course Tools - General
Course Tools - Writing
Course Tools - Student Assessment and Evaluation
Course Tools - Handouts
Economics as a Major
Bradley K. Hobbs, Ph.D. 2001. All written
portions of this work are those of Bradley K. Hobbs and his alone.
Intellectual property rights are hereby claimed over my intellectual product (Read "Capitalism" by Ayn Rand.)