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I am using this site as a way to share my thoughts about K-12 economics and economic issues with a larger audience. I believe that this format is more conducive than an academic journal to the kinds of insights I want to share and aligns my writing and working style.  

On this site, I will highlight economic resources and thoughts as a way to make complex ideas accessible. I may also share my thoughts and insights about a myriad of media including books, TV, movies and podcasts.

This site is intended to provide insight into economic issues, particularly as they relate to K-12 education.  Although the contents is based on scholarly research, the opinions expressed here are the author’s and should not be taken as representative of a particular organization or institution.

Note-this site is not intended to provide financial advice. 

If you use any content from this site, please cite me;

Adams, E. (2020). Title of post. Erin on Econ. http://www.erinonecon.net  

I can be found on Twitter @ECA_Twin

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