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||Audio Files out the wazoo on Economics|
|Local Activism in Southwest Florida Can Work - The Sprinkler Inspector Story||You may need this - The U.S. Inflation Calculator||The ruins of Detroit|
|The Drew Carey Project - Reason TV||The Original IRS 1040 Tax Form from 1913 - Use the calculator above! Note those marginal tax rates!||A Visualization of United States' Debt|
|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 Hamilton College Fiasco|
|The Museum of Communism||GAP MINDER - World Development Data in a wonderfully fun visual form||The People's Cube (presented by the Karl Marx Treatment Center)|
|Advocates for Self Government - Take the World's Smallest Political Quiz||A good explanation of the difference between a Republic and a Democracy||Live Video Stream of Free to Choose|
|Read - I, Pencil the classic story by Leonard Read, Founder of the Foundation for Economic Education||On the Sadness of Higher Education
Alan Charles Kors
|An Animated Guide to the Economics of Sex|
|Politopia - The land of custom-made government: Take the quiz - where do you stand on your relationship with the state?||Nice short tutorial on basic microeconomics||The Hayek Interviews|
|Market-Based Management||The Commanding Heights Web Guide - Hayek on PBS?!?! The fine PBS series on globalization.||On Ronald Coase|
|Trade Deficit got you Worried?||The World is on FIRE||Great Advice from the Acton MBA Program|
"...almost 70% of the Western mothers said either that "stressing academic success is not good for children" or that "parents need to foster the idea that learning is fun." By contrast, roughly 0% of the Chinese mothers felt the same way."
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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 this issue (Caution - Offensive in general and on many levels! It is South Park, after all.)
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Summer 2014 Course
|Course Number||Course Title||Classroom||Days||Time||CRN|
|ECO 5005||Foundations of Economics||Distance Learning Course||Virtual||Virtual||50115|
Fall 2014 Courses
|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.||81579|
|ECO 2023||Principles of Microeconomics||Lutgert Hall 1202||T,Th||9:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.||81581|
|ECP 3009||The Moral Foundations of Capitalism||Lutgert Hall 1205||T,Th||12:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.||81829|
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 - Setting up your email . Choose "Student Accounts" to activate your account, forward email, etc.
Course Tools - Writing
Course Tools - Student Assessment and Evaluation
Course Tools - Handouts
Hot Topics from FTE - Neat Little articles from the Foundation for Teaching Economics
Job Skill Sites - Interview Tips and More!
General Economics References
Current Issues in Economics and Politics
Economics as a Major
Non-Profit Think Tanks
Federal (US) Agencies
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Money and Capital Market Information
Financial Market Paper
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© FGCU 1997 for the images, logos, and background; they are the property of FGCU.
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.)
Gulf Coast University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution.