Whatever Happened to Penny Candy? by Richard Maybury is the BEST economics primer around! No matter your age, this is the book to help you begin building a basic understanding of what an economy is, what money is, how government helps or hurts an economy and all the foundational principles of economics. If the national debt is weighing as heavily on you, as it is on us, get some knowledge about how we get here so you can be part of the solutions!
Themes: government; economics; coin; history; inflation; debt
Principle: Economic principles that are true for individuals, are also true for governments.
1- Define the economic terms Maybury teaches. Why are these important to understand?
2- What economic principles did you find? Which of these is our country living today? Why aren’t we living the other principles? How can we begin?
3- What did you learn about personal finance from this book? How can you honor financial principles in your personal life?