Uncle Eric Talks About Personal, Career, and Financial Security (An Uncle Eric Book)

(From Amazon): In this extensively revised and expanded second edition of "Uncle Eric Talks About Personal, Career, and Financial Security", Uncle Eric introduces the concept of model. Models (or paradigms) are how people think; they are how we understand our world. Models help us recognize and use the information that is important and bypass that which is not. To achieve success in our careers, investments, and every other part of our lives, we need sound models. In this book, Mr. Maybury introduces the models he has found most useful (Economics and Higher Law). This is the first book in the Uncle Eric series and, while designed to stand alone, provides an excellent foundation for Maybury's other books. To improve the student's learning experience, also purchase the student study guide for "Uncle Eric Talks About Personal, Career, and Financial Security" titled "A Bluestocking Guide: Building a Personal Model for Success", which is also available from Amazon.Table of Contents for "Uncle Eric Talks About Personal, Career, and Financial SecurityUncle Eric's Model of How the World Works"Study Guide AvailbleAuthor's DisclosurePart One: How the Mind Works1. How We Understand Our World2. Building Mental Pictures3. Sorting Data4. Where is the Evidence?5. How to Learn or Teach Models6. Two Highly Important Models7. History Without Models8. A Model for Selecting Models9. Does it Predict?10. A Way to Test a Model You Are Not Qualified to Test11. Beware of Tautology12. How to Control People13. Cognitive Dissonance14. How to Stop Learning15. Automatic Evil16. Models Tend to Merge17. How to Get Started Learning ModelsPart Two: The Best Model for Success18. What is Success?19. A Short History of Models for Success20. Another Mouth to Feed21. A Model Born of Desperation22. Making Your Model Work23. How to Acquire a Business24. What Kind of Millionaire Do You Want to Be?25. Savings and Investments26. Social Security27. Real Estate and Debt28. Investment Advisors29. Negative Real Interest Rates30. How to Keep What You Have Earned31. SummaryAppendixBibliography and Suggested ReadingGlossaryAbout Richard J. MayburyIndexFor more on the Economic model, read "Whatever Happened to Penny Candy?" The clearest and most interesting explanation of economics around. Explains the Austrian economic model, the most free-market of all economic models, and the one that is most in agreement with the ethical principles on which America was founded.For more on the Legal model, read "Whatever Happened to Justice?" Explains the common law 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. 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."


Additional Details

Resource Type
Print Status
In Print
Suggested Grades
9th - 12th
Bluestocking Pr
2 Rev Exp


  • Study Guide - How to Use This Guide
  • Uncle Eric's Model of How the World Works
  • Author's Disclosure
  • 1 How We Understand Our World
  • 2 Building Mental Pictures
  • 3 Sorting Data
  • 4 Where is the Evidence?
  • 5 How to Learn or Teach Models
  • 6 Two Highly Important Models
  • 7 History Without Models
  • 8 A Model for Selecting Models
  • 9 Does it Predict?
  • 10 A Way to Test a Model You Are Not Qualified to Test
  • 11 Beward of Tautology
  • 12 How to Control People
  • 13 Cognitive Dissonance
  • 14 How to Stop Learning
  • 15 Automatic Evil
  • 16 Models Tend to Merge
  • 17 How to Get Started Learning Models
  • 18 What is Success?
  • 19 A Short History of Models for Success
  • 20 Another Mouth to Feed
  • 21 A Model Born of Desperation
  • 22 Making Your Model Work
  • 23 How to Acquire a Business
  • 24 What Kind of Millionaire Do you Want to Be?
  • 25 Savings and Investments
  • 26 Social Security
  • 27 Real Estate and Debt
  • 28 Investment Advisors
  • 29 Negative Real Interest Rates
  • 30 How to Keep What You Have Earned
  • 31 Summary

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