A few friends and I are interested in forming an econ club at our high school to pursue a econ compitetion. The goal of this is to learn more about economics and to gain skills and experiance from the compitetion we cannot achieve through a normal class. From the research I've done so far we are looking at more of the presentations that allow more critical thinking than the strait out trivia (and seemingly trivial) competitions. Do you guys have any suggestions to which compitetion or type of competition should we do? Your advice will be greatly appreciated as we begin our search.
Maybe you could pick some main stream articles about economics and find the logical fallacies and factual errors.
"Gold is a barbarous relic."
"The rich should pay their fair share."
"Spending is what drives the economy."
Long term gain: Improved critical thinking and research skills.
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It's easy to refute an argument if you first misrepresent it. William Keizer
Read and discuss "Man, Economy and State" by Murray Rothbard and focus on two phenomina: Economic Calculation (Or the lack thereof) and Austrian Business Cycle Theory.