Economics 101: The Principles of Free Market Economics

Examine fundamental principles of free market economics.

Economics is one of the principal ways by which human beings work to achieve good. The American Founders believed that economic freedom and property rights are rooted in the natural competition and cooperation of human beings, which naturally occurs in the most efficient manner without central planning because markets respond to consumer demand. Fundamentally, the best economic system should consist of private property under certain rules, a market system that is allowed to operate freely, and reliable money.

In this free online course, “Economics 101: The Principles of Free Market Economics,” you will examine the foundational principles of the free market. Topics include the relationship of supply and demand, the “information problem” behind the failure of central planning, the rise of macroeconomics under the influence of John Maynard Keynes, and the 2008 financial crisis.

Join Hillsdale College President Larry P. Arnn and Professor of Economics Gary Wolfram as they explain the importance of restoring economic liberty in this ten-lecture course.

Enroll in this free online course on free market economics today!

To enroll in “Economics 101: The Principles of Free Market Economics,” please enter your email address.

What students say

"Hillsdale College's online offerings have deepened my education and enriched my life."
– Fred D.

"There aren't enough words to explain. I started with 'The Federalist Papers' with a vague interest; now it seems there aren't enough classes. . . . These classes have truly changed and matured my life."
– Danny G.

"Extraordinary in their simplicity and so fulfilling in their content. Thank you for creating this avenue to knowledge."
– John C.