Web Site for Professor
Bradley Hobbs

The Economics Major at Florida Gulf Coast University
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American Economic Association - Undergraduate Education

"… 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 Reports




The ubiquitous market



Chichicastenango, Guatemala



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





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..."

(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 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

A Visualization Government Debt in the United States

"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 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 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 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."

Spring 2016 Courses

Course Number Course Title Classroom Days Time CRN
ECO 2023 Principles of Microeconomics Marieb Hall 200 Monday 6:30 p.m. - 9:15 p.m. 11047
ECP 3009 The Moral Foundations of Capitalism Lutgert Hall 1205 Wednesday 6:30 p.m. - 9:15 p.m. 11053

Summer 2016 Course

Course Number Course Title Classroom Days Time CRN
FIN 5405 Foundations of Economics and Finance Virtual - Distance NA NA 50156


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
Library Materials
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.)