Excellent college economics course costing only $145

The Ludwig von Mises Institute is offering an 8 week course taught by Professor Robert Murphy. It only costs $145. Read about it here.

This is emblematic of a trend in higher education — unbundling. Why should anyone who wants to learn economics have to choose among just a small number of course offerings at the school where he happens to be enrolled? The courses offered on campus might very well be poorly taught and suffused with discredited notions such as Keynes’ “multiplier.” Why shouldn’t student shop around for excellent courses in economics and everything else, just as they shop around for music and food?

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