Economics Explained

Harley Hahn is the author of 32 books that have collectively sold over two million copies. His latest book is Harley Hahn's Guide to Unix and Linux, a college/university computer science textbook published by McGraw-Hill Higher Education.

Among his other accomplishments, Hahn is the best-selling Internet author of all time, and three of his books have been nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. Hahn's work (including a complete set of all his books) is archived by the Special Collections Department of the library at the University of California at Santa Barbara.

Hahn has a degree in mathematics and computer science from the University of Waterloo (Canada), and a graduate degree in computer science from the University of California at San Diego. He also studied medicine at the University of Toronto Medical School.

Hahn has written numerous articles, essays, and stories on a wide variety of topics, including economics, technology, computers, the Internet, culture, romance, science, medicine, and money. Some of these are posted on his website.

What Makes for a Very High GDP?

How would you to design your very own country? Read story.

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Understanding GDP

These are the ideas I would like you to remember about GDP. Read story.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Luxembourg: The Country with the Highest GDP Per Capita

Luxembourg has a history of stable governments, a free press, relatively little ethnic strife, and the absence of a significant underclass. Read story.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

GDP Per Capita

Which country has the highest GDP per capital in the world? Read story.

Sunday, December 28, 2014

GDP and Population

Is it true that the more people who live in a region, the more productive it will be? Read story.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

GDP and the Physical Size of a Region

Comparing the size of regions and GDP gives startling results. Read story.

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Thinking in Terms of Economic Regions, Not Countries

For practical purposes, it makes sense for us to consider the European Union as an entity unto itself. Read story.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Countries with the Largest GDPs

Or, what are the largest economies in the world? Read story.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Why Is GDP So Important?

GDP is also an indirect measure of the overall economy of that region. Read story.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

The GDP of Ames, Iowa, USA

Economists work with GDP estimates into two categories: international and domestic. Read story.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Limitations of GDP: Economic Activity That Isn't Counted

Some important parts of the economy never find their way into GDP estimates because they just aren't counted. Read story.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

What Are 'Goods and Services'?

Estimating the value, or GDP, produced by all the people, companies, governments, and organizations in an entire country is difficult; raw numbers are not easy to come by. Read story.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Understanding Gross Domestic Product

GDP is used to measure economic progress over time and to compare different countries or regions to one another. Read story.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

How Bankruptcy Affects You as an Individual

When you file for bankruptcy, you are affected in 3 important ways. Read story.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Student Loans

They cannot be discharged as part of bankruptcy – or can they? Read story.

Sunday, May 12, 2013
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