Better performance at Dallas ISD? Interview with Superintendent Mike Miles

Dallas ISD’s “Inside Track” recorded this interview on May 22, 2012.

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Welcome to Mr. Darrell’s Pin Factory!

You’re probably here because you’re enrolled in Mr. Darrell’s economics class at Moises E. Molina High School, in Dallas.  If so, you’ve come to the right place.  Browse around this blog, learn something about economics, comment on things you find interesting — or especially if you find an error — and help yourself in the study of economics.

Adam Smith

Adam Smith, as best as anyone can figure what he looked like

If you’re not enrolled, you’re welcome anyway.   Browse around this blog, learn something about economics, comment on things you find interesting — or especially if you find an error — and help yourself in the study of economics.

Please stay on your best behavior.  This is a blog to accompany a class in a public school — don’t do or say anything here that wouldn’t be appropriate in a classroom.

That’s an easy rule to follow.  If you’re in doubt, say it — the spam filters will filter out profanity, and I’ll try to monitor to keep discussion clean and productive. 

Some wags call economics “the dismal science.”  I think it’s a lot more psychology than pure science — but that’s just my opinion.  In any case, it shouldn’t be dismal.  Economics is where you and I spend the rest of our lives, interacting as “rational beings” in society, purchasing the things we need and want, saving for things we can’t afford yet, buying on credit, making goods or services for others to purchase, and otherwise living what we all hope will be good lives, and long lives.

Welcome to the discussions. 

Oh — you want to know why this place is called The Pin Factory?  You mean, you haven’t read Adam SmithWho is Adam Smith?

See?  If you’re clicking those links, you’re learning already.  It’s as if there were an invisible hand shoveling knowledge into your head, isn’t it?