• 00:01    |    
    Initial credits
  • 00:20    |    
  • 30.2    |    
    What innovations are there in your new economics textbook?
  • 02:40    |    
    Mainstream ideas on consumer spending.
  • 03:26.5    |    
    Why is it sometimes difficult to understand economics?
  • 06:55.80000000000001    |    
    How can Austrian economics be used to provide sound financial advice in a crisis?
  • 08:41    |    
    Final words
  • 08:49    |    
    Final credits

Interview with Mark Skousen by Luis Figueroa

New Media  | 06 de abril de 2009  | Vistas: 369

About this video

Mark Skousen, PhD, discusses his innovative new textbook Economic Logic. The book, designed to present economics in a logical manner, begins by integrating economics with accounting and finance and then goes on to describe a unique four-stage model of the macroeconomy, which includes resources, production, distribution, and consumption or investment. In his book, Dr. Skousen also challenges the mainstream view that consumer spending leads to prosperity; demonstrating instead how savings and investments drive the economy. In this interview, Dr. Skousen also comments on the often counterintuitive nature of economics and describes how Austrian economic principles can be used to analyze today’s economic situation.


Interview with Mark Skousen by Luis Figueroa
Mark Skousen, PhD

Thirty-Fourth Annual Conference, APEE 
Guatemala City
April 6, 2009

New Media - UFM production.  Guatemala, May 2009
Camera: Jorge Samayoa, Manuel Alvarez; digital editing: Rebeca Zuñiga; index and synopsis: Alexandra Archila; content revisers: Daphne Ortiz, Jennifer Keller; publication: Mario Pivaral / Carlos Petz


Mark Skousen is an economist, who has taught economics and finance…


Nuestra misión es la enseñanza y difusión de los principios éticos, jurídicos y económicos de una sociedad de personas libres y responsables.

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