Did you enjoy Beowulf in college? Then you’ll love Grendel’s Aunt…
…an epic poem about Hymm, the medieval knight in love with a beautiful maiden, Sweet Cindy the Sleeve-Hearted, and their clash with a family of sea monsters related to a 20th century economist named Keynes. This short-sighted warrior gets himself into trouble when he decides to drum up some business (stimulate demand). For a knight, stimulating demand is a violent endeavor, but his love for a pacifist maiden changes the force of his quest.
This 74-stanza, tongue-in-cheek poem is available to read FREE online by clicking below.
Cost Benefit Jr.™: Stories in Microeconomics is a literature-based curriculum in microeconomics for kids. Students as young as eight can learn complex concepts like supply & demand, opportunity cost, and diminishing marginal utility when they’re presented in simple stories.
Each weekly story and quiz will take the average 4th grade student 20 to 30 minutes to read and complete. The curriculum is meant to cover a normal school year, and is ideal for homeschoolers or as a quick & easy supplement to classroom learning.Cost Benefit Jr.™: Stories in Microeconomics covers the price system, supply & demand, opportunity costs, incentives, limited resources, market negotiation, competition, unseen costs and benefits, budgeting, cost-benefit analysis, and the roles of both savings and consumption in the flow of an economy.
It covers the following national curriculum standards published by the National Council on Economic Education: Standard 1: Scarcity Standard 2: Marginal Cost/Benefit Standard 4: Role of Incentives Standard 5: Gain from Trade Standard 7: Markets – Price and Quantity Determination Standard 8: Role of Price in Market System Standard 9: Role of Competition Standard 14: Profit and the EntrepreneurIn addition to economic principles, our book reinforces basic math and reading comprehension skills, as well as the interpretation of basic graphs. It’s full of bright photographs and graphics, printed in full color.
In this fun romp through the western Milky Way, Violet Self teaches economic concepts with her trusty Manual at several moon-based re-education camps. But when the Earth is closed during a pandemic, she befriends a few of her former Earthling campers forced to stay on Violet’s home moon.
Together they attempt to solve its vicious hyperinflation, while mitigating the physical effects of an economic vaccine that’s being secretly dosed out. Sir Riordan Vastly, the Manual’s overbearing author, and his constantly rhyming wife join Violet and her cat (Fred) in tracking down the real cause of the moon’s inflationary troubles, while the girls from Earth learn valuable economic lessons about the true nature of both capitalism and socialism. The playful scifi story melds Douglas Adams (Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy) with Henry Hazlitt (Economics in One Lesson) in an effort to impart economic truths in a clever, entertaining way.