Learning about economy

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Learning about economy



I would like to learn about economics a little bit. I'm not new to the topic but not too advanced either. Do you know any source I can learn from? I prefer videos/documentaries and articles/books that can keep up my interest while reading.

Subjects I'm interested in among others:

  • Global economy: how economy works across countries; what does affect it; trading agreements; what is capitalism; globalization; etc.

  • Stocks: how stock markets work; how they affect world economy and vice versa; how stock market behaves; analyzing; etc.

  • Business: how corporates work; private and public companies; corporate structures (CEO, board of directos, chairmen, what they do, etc.); how stake works in public companies (buying out, dividends, etc.); owning (parents, subsidiares, one company buying the other, etc.); holding companies; etc.

  • Other securities like bonds

  • Safe assets like gold or Bitcoin(?)

So I would accept sources in any topics if it's a useful one. Hope this is a good place to ask this question. I don't break the rules tho 😄


Thanks in advance!

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Hi @pilecarls8


PowerSchool Community doesn't offer any courses on Economy. The Community is a great place to find articles regarding our PowerSchool products which aid in learning and management of schools, discussion forums, announcements, etc. 


I recommend reaching out to your school district to find more resources on a particular subject and they should be able to guide you to the right resources.  

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For an introduction to the global economy, I would recommend the book "The World Is Flat" by Thomas L. Friedman.

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Hey there. It's been a long time since you started this thread, so I'd like to know how you're doing! Learning about economics can be quite interesting and useful, especially in today's world. Personally, I watch Crash Course Economics' or The Financial Diet's videos. For articles, you might want to browse through The Economist or Bloomberg. As for books, I highly recommend "The Intelligent Investor" by Benjamin Graham and "Freakonomics" by Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner.

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I would suggest seeing what literature is recommended for students taking the AP tests in the subjects you mentioned. Since those courses are for either 3 or 6 hours of college credit, they might be require the most comprehensive knowledge on a particular topic. 

Nicole Bond
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Haywood County Schools
Brownsville, TN

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