Whatever Happened to Penny Candy?

by Richard J. Maybury Author

(From Amazon): 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 the late William Simon, former U.S. Treasury Secretary. It is also on many recommended reading lists."Whatever Happened to Penny Candy?" can be used for courses in Economics, Business, Finance, Government and Ancient Rome. To improve the student's learning experience, also purchase the student study guide for "Whatever Happened to Penny Candy?" titled "A Bluestocking Guide: Economics" also available through Amazon.Table of Contents for "Whatever Happened to Penny Candy?"AcknowledgementsBeyond the BasicsAuthor's DisclosurePrefaceNote to ReaderA Note About EconomicsSmart1. Money: Coins and Paper2. Tanstaafl, The Romans, and Us3. Inflation4. Dollars, Money, and Legal Tender5. Revolutions, Elections, and Printing PressesBig Mac Index6. Wages, Prices, Spirals, and Controls7. Wallpaper, Wheelbarrows, and RecessionsBoom and Bust Cycle Since the Civil War8. Fast MoneyHistory Repeats9. Getting Rich Quick10. The Boom and Bust Cycle11. How Much is a Trillion?The Roaring 90sFederal Debt Chart12. What's So Bad About the Federal Debt?An Interesting ExerciseOne Reason Governments Spend So Much13. SummaryWhat Happened in 2008?The Unknown Shakeout14. Where Do We Go From Here?15. Natural Law and Economic ProsperityNations and Legal SystemsAppendixExcerpt from The Long WinterSutter's Fort Trade Store SignComparison of Law ChartDistilled WisdomThe Truth About InflationThe Oil MythMeasures of Money SupplySupply of Dollars ChartReal WagesReal Wages ChartHow to Invest in Gold and SilverResourcesMovies and DocumentariesInternet AddressesFinancial NewslettersBibliography and Recommended ReadingGlossaryIndexAbout Richard J. MayburyBluestocking PressBooks for Further Study (also available through Amazon)"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?" 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."


Additional Details

Resource Type
Print Status
In Print
Suggested Grades
7th - 9th
Bluestocking Pr


  • Beyond the Basics
  • Author's Disclosure
  • Preface
  • Note to Reader
  • A Note About Economics
  • "Smart" Poem by Shel Silverstein
  • 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
  • Big Mac Index
  • 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 What's So Bad about the Federal Debt?
  • An Interesting Exercise
  • One Reason Government Spends So Much
  • 13 Summary
  • What Happened in 2008?
  • The Unknown Shakeout
  • 14 Where do We Go From Here? Page 106
  • pg 107-124
  • pg 125-132
  • pg 133-142
  • pg 143-151

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