This course will help you understand economic systems and your role in it.  I hope you will find the subject and information intriguing as you gain a clearer understanding of important issues that directly affect you.  For example, the cost of a car or the salary you hope to earn as an adult are both affected by the economy.  You will be able to answer important questions about the economy such as: Why are there good times and bad times?   How does the banking system "create" money?  Why are some countries successful when others are not?  I am pleased to be teaching this course and look forward to the semester ahead.