Tuesday's Assorted Links (Back to School Edition)
Bachelor's degrees, benefits of reading print, thinking like an economist, selfish econ majors, and teaching with ChatGPT
Hi y’all! I wanted to make a special “back to school” version of the links for all our teachers and students reading. Here are 5 stories related to teaching (or teaching economics) that you may find interesting:
A bachelor’s degree continues to be a great investment, but the media keeps suggesting otherwise [The Atlantic]
Justin Wolfers discusses why it’s important to teach students to "think like an economist” [St. Louis Federal Reserve]
OpenAI has put together a guide on using ChatGPT in the classroom—including suggested prompts, an explanation of how ChatGPT works and its limitations, the efficacy of AI detectors, and bias [OpenAI]
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There's been a lot of talk over the past year about a "Silent Depression" that simply doesn't exist. Today's challenges, while pressing, are fortunately smaller in scale and more easily solvable than the challenges facing the world in the 1930s.
I teamed up withand to talk about why living in this economy is much better than living in the one from the 1930s.
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