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Welcome to Comparative Economic Systems, ECON 260. I’m Jim Luke, your professor for this course and this is the 2012 incarnation of this course. I’m looking forward to our online “conversations” about economic systems.

This course is a bit different from most of the courses I teach. Normally, I teach Econ 201 and Econ 202, the Principles of Micro-economics and Macro-economics courses. Those courses are chock-full of models and theories. There’s a lot of material to cover in each of those courses because, frankly, 4-yr universities require that we cover all those theories and models. The principles courses involve a lot of math, graphs, and analysis. As a result, sometimes in those courses we spend more time “studying the trees” and we don’t get to “study the forest”, the big picture.

If you are a member of the general public, you’re welcome to browse and read all the material here. However, keep in mind that the course is intended for registered students of Lansing Community College.  For that reason comments are limited to those LCC students who are registered for the class.

To get started, simply go to the navigation menu above and click on “Unit 1”.

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