The assertion by economists that there is no free lunch

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Whatever Happened to Penny Candy? by Richard J. Maybury

In Whatever Happened to Penny Candy? Richard Maybury uses historical events from Ancient Rome to explain economic principles. This clearly written book about economics is a remarkably easy and fun explanation of investment cycles, velocity, business cycles, recessions, inflation, the demand for money and more. Essential for every student, businessperson and investor. Recommended by former U.S. Treasury Secretary William Simon. It is also on many recommended reading lists.
Can be used for courses in Economics, Business, Finance, Government and Ancient Rome. To improve the students learning experience, also purchase the student study guide for Whatever Happened to Penny Candy? titled A Bluestocking Guide: Economics also available through

Table of Contents for Whatever Happened to Penny Candy?

Study Guide Available
Note to Reader
A Note About Economics

1. Money: Coins and Paper
2. Tanstaafl, The Romans, and Us
3. Inflation
4. Dollars, Money, and Legal Tender
5. Revolutions, Elections, and Printing Presses
6. Wages, Prices, Spirals, and Controls
7. Wallpaper, Wheelbarrows, and Recessions
Boom and Bust Cycle Since the Civil War
8. Fast Money
History Repeats
9. Getting Rich Quick
10. The Boom and Bust Cycle
11. How Much is a Trillion?
The Roaring 90s
Federal Debt Chart
12. Whats So Bad About the Federal Debt?
An Interesting Exercise
One Reason Governments Spend So Much
13. Summary
14. Where Do We Go From Here?
15. Natural Law and Economic Prosperity
Nations and Legal Systems

Appendix (not a complete listing)
Supply of Dollars Chart
Real Wages Chart
Median Income Chart
The Oil Myth
How to Invest in Gold and Silver
Measures of Money Supply
The Truth About Inflation
Real Investment Value
Internet Addresses
Book Suppliers
Distilled Wisdom
Answers to Exercises for Real Investment Value

For Further Study (also available through
Economics: A Free Market Reader
Contains articles by noted economists that expand on the concepts presented in Penny Candy. Study questions/answers included.

Capitalism for Kids
Explains the philosophy of entrepreneurship. Excellent information for both kids and adults. Includes a test to help kids determine if they have the personality to become an entrepreneur

Common Sense Business for Kids
Explains common sense strategies behind basic business principles. Gems of wisdom for the businessperson (young or experienced) conveyed through real-life stories and anecdotes. Though written with young people in mind, this book is engaging and beneficial for adults as well.

Whatever Happened to Justice? rev. ed.
Explains the common law model. Maybury says, In my opinion, you and your family and friends will avoid a lot of trouble, and find success of every kind easier to achieve, if you adopt these two models, Austrian economics and common law. Penny Candy explains the Economic model. Now, read Justice for the Legal model. Underlying common law are two basic rules: 1) do all that you agreed to do and 2) do not encroach on other persons or their property.
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