Web Site for Professor
Bradley Hobbs

The Economics Major at Florida Gulf Coast University
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"… 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

Annual Report
2013-2014
2011-2012

2010-2011
2009-2010

September 2011 article on the FGCU Economics Department in The Gulf Coast Business Review

 

Public Choice Theory in one image

PublicChoice

 

Economics Blogs

Econtalk Cafe Hayek Econoblog
Division of Labor The Marginal Revolution The Austrian Economists

Student, regional and local organizations of interest
Rothbard on Myth and Truth About Libertarianism Students for Liberty Journal of Liberty and Society
Koch Associates Program Institute for Humane Studies Foundation for Economic Education
CATO on Campus Reason TV U.S. Debt Clock
The James Madison Institute The Liberty Fund The Ayn Rand Institute

 

 

 

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Music and Art, Art and Music

 

The Panther

The bars which pass and strike across his gaze
have stunned his sight: the eyes have lost their hold.
To him it seems there are a thousand bars,
a thousand bars and nothing else. No World.

And pacing out that mean, constricted ground,
so quiet, supple, powerful his stride
is like a ritual dance performed around
the center where his baffled will survives.

The silent shutter of his eye sometimes
slides open to admit something outside;
an image runs through each expectant limb
and penetrates his heart, and dies.

Rainer Maria Rilke

 

Hot Tuna

Reverend Gary Davis

 

2081 - Watch the Trailer

In Honor of Kurt Vonnegut
Harrison Bergeron recently adopted into the well-worth-watching movie 2081

G. Craig Hobbs
- Master's Thesis
-Le Parkour

Fong Choo
- The Potter

www.kexp.org - "You are what you listen to..."

BBQ
(YES, BBQ defines art.)


The People of Walmart - Need we say more?

 

 

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

 
Life in America

Life in Haiti
Courtesy of Cafe Hayek, July 19, 2010

Check out all the great jobs Haitians get to fill by being spared the capital investment made possible by saving, free markets, and free trade. And here.  And here.  (HT Kerry Dugas)

 

 

Life with a Chinese Mom

"...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."

 

Amendment of the Semester (See them all!)
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.)


"Gentle Snowflakes" ( a.k.a "My peeps") (a.k.a. My Students)
Questions about appropriate Classroom Etiquette?  Read this link
Are you a Power Point Enthusiast? Read this link

Want to think about why you are in college? Read this link.
Want to know how to thrive in college? Read this link.
This link provides five VERY valuable short videos on how to study.
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."


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.
Library Materials
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
Economic History
Economics as a Major
Non-Profit Think Tanks
Federal (US) Agencies
International Organizations
Interested in a particular Country? Try these sites!
Money and Capital Market Information
Financial Market Paper

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© 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.)

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