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Uncle Eric

The Uncle Eric books have been voted a first place winner in the Government category of Mary Pride's 2017 Practical Homeschooling Reader Awards!

The Uncle Eric series of books is written by Richard J. Maybury for young and old alike. Using the epistolary style of writing (using letters to tell a story), Mr. Maybury plays the part of an economist writing a series of letters to his niece or nephew. With stories and examples, he gives interesting and clear explanations of topics that are generally thought to be too difficult for anyone but experts.

Bluestocking Guides

Bluestocking Guides are designed to reinforce and enhance a student's understanding and retention of the subject matter presented in the guide's corresponding primer. Each Bluestocking Guide includes comprehension questions relating to specific chapters within the primer. These include: Definition, True/False, and Short Answer/Fill-in questions. Answers are located in the back of the study guide. Application Exercises are also given for certain chapters. Generally, these ask the student to apply the knowledge he/she learned from a given chapter of the primer to "real world" situations. This way the student may personalize the information to better retain and apply the knowledge gained from the primer. Application Exercises typically include: Essay assignments, Research projects, and thought questions to facilitate student-instructor discussion. Many Bluestocking Guides will also include suggestions for further study (books, movies, etc.). A final exam is included and answers are located in the back of the study guide.

Bluestocking Guide to Building A Personal Model For Success

Bluestocking Guide to Building A Personal Model For Success

by Jane Williams

A Bluestocking Guide: Building a Personal Model for Success by Jane A. Williams (editor of the Uncle Eric books) is a student study guide designed to reinforce and enhance a student's understanding of the subject matter presented in the primer, Uncle Eric Talks About Personal, Career and Financial Security.

Published by: Bluestocking Press

No. of pages: 48

Format: Paperback

Price: £7.00

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Uncle Eric Talks About Personal, Career, Financial Security

Uncle Eric Talks About Personal, Career, Financial Security

by Rick Maybury

Uncle Eric’s model is introduced. Models (or paradigms) are how people think; they are how we understand our world. To achieve success in our careers, investments, and every other part of our lives, we need sound models. These models help us recognize and use the information that is important and bypass that which is not. In this book, the author introduces the models he has found most useful. Extensively revised and updated.

Published by: Bluestocking Press

No. of pages: 188

Format: Paperback

Price: £10.00

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Bluestocking Guide to Economics

Bluestocking Guide to Economics

by Jane Williams

The Bluestocking Guide: Economics includes: Chapter-by-chapter comprehension questions and answers for the book Whatever Happened to Penny Candy? Suggested activities. Application exercises. Articles that expand on the concepts presented in Whatever Happened to Penny Candy? A list of recommended movies and documentaries that contain good economic history, a list of web sites with good economic content, and a final exam. Also includes an economic timetable that can be used to fill in the economic history that is usually missing from history books, historical fiction, historical movies, documentaries, etc. This study guide is designed for multi-age level use for ages 10 through 18.

Published by: Bluestocking Press

No. of pages: 127

Format: Paperback

Price: £11.00

Suggested Age: 10 and above

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Whatever Happened to Penny Candy?

Whatever Happened to Penny Candy?

by Rick Maybury

In "Whatever Happened to Penny Candy?" Richard Maybury uses historical events from Ancient Rome to explain economic principles. This clearly written book covers investment cycles, velocity, business cycles, recessions, inflation, the demand for money and more. Recommended by former U.S. Treasury Secretary William Simon, this book appears on many suggested reading lists.

Published by: Bluestocking Press

No. of pages: 190

Format: Paperback

Price: £10.50

Suggested Age: 10 and above

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Bluestocking Guide to Justice

Bluestocking Guide to Justice

by Kathryn Ann Daniels

A Bluestocking Guide: Justice by Kathryn Daniels (author and co-editor of several Bluestocking Guides, Econonmics: A Free Market Reader, and Common Sense Business for Kids) is a student study guide designed to reinforce and enhance a student's understanding of the subject matter presented in the primer, Whatever Happened to Justice?

Published by: Bluestocking Press

No. of pages: 96

Format: Paperback

Price: £10.00

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Whatever Happened to Justice?

Whatever Happened to Justice?

by Rick Maybury

Whatever Happened to Justice? explains the Legal Model and explores America’s legal heritage. This book is selling all over the world. Readers tell us it causes them to think like nothing has in years. Whatever Happened to Justice? shows what’s gone wrong with the legal system and economy and how to fix it. It also contains lots of helpful hints for improving family relationships and for making families and classrooms run more smoothly. Discusses the difference between higher law and man-made law, and the connection between rational law and economic prosperity. Can be used for courses in Law, Economics, Business, Finance, Government and History.

Published by: Bluestocking Press

No. of pages: 255

Format: Paperback

Price: £11.00

Suggested Age: 14 and above

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Are You Liberal, Conservative Or Confused?

Are You Liberal, Conservative Or Confused?

by Rick Maybury

Are You Liberal? Conservative? or Confused? discusses political labels. What do they mean? Liberal, conservative, left, right, democrat, republican, moderate, socialist, libertarian, communist. What are their economic policies and what plans do their promoters have for your money? Clear, concise explanations. Facts and fallacies. Does inconsistency to the original American philosophy endanger liberty? Can be used for courses in Government, Civics, Election Unit Studies, Economics, Business, Finance, History.

Published by: Bluestocking Press

No. of pages: 143

Format: Paperback

Price: £8.50

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Bluestocking Guide to Political Philosophies

Bluestocking Guide to Political Philosophies

by Jane Williams

A Bluestocking Guide: Political Philosophies by Jane A. Williams (editor of the Uncle Eric books) is a student study guide designed to reinforce and enhance a student's understanding of the subject matter presented in the primer, Are You a Liberal? Conservative? or Confused?

Published by: Bluestocking Press

No. of pages: 64

Format: Paperback

Price: £8.50

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Ancient Rome - How it Affects You Today

Ancient Rome - How it Affects You Today

by Rick Maybury

Ancient Rome: How it Affects You Today discusses what happens when higher law principles and a free market economy are ignored. Mr. Maybury uses historical events to explain current events, including the wars in the former Soviet Empire, and the legal and economic problems of America today. Is your government making the same choices that led to the fall of Ancient Rome? Will history repeat?

Published by: Bluestocking Press

No. of pages: 110

Format: Paperback

Price: £7.00

Suggested Age: 12 and above

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Bluestocking Guide to Ancient Rome

Bluestocking Guide to Ancient Rome

by Jane Williams

A Bluestocking Guide: Ancient Rome by Jane A. Williams (editor of the Uncle Eric books) is a student study guide designed to reinforce and enhance a student's understanding of the subject matter presented in the primer, Ancient Rome: How it Affects You Today.

Published by: Bluestocking Press

No. of pages: 48

Format: Paperback

Price: £6.50

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Bluestocking Guide to Solving the Money Mystery

Bluestocking Guide to Solving the Money Mystery

by Kathryn Ann Daniels

A Bluestocking Guide: Solving the Money Mystery by Kathryn Daniels (author and co-editor of several Bluestocking Guides, Econonmics: A Free Market Reader, and Common Sense Business for Kids) is a student study guide designed to reinforce and enhance a student's understanding of the subject matter presented in the primer, The Money Mystery: The Hidden Force Affecting Your Career, Business and Investments.

Published by: Bluestocking Press

No. of pages: 32

Format: Paperback

Price: £6.00

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Money Mystery

Money Mystery

by Rick Maybury

During the 1980s the velocity of circulation of the dollar became erratic; now the whole country is affected. The Money Mystery explains why Federal Reserve officials remain so afraid of inflation, explains precautions you should take, and explains the wild swings in the stock market. Few analysts understand what velocity is doing to the economy. Learn what you can do about it. This new third edition includes an all new chapter titled A New, or Very Old, Form of Inflation. The Money Mystery is the first sequel to Whatever Happened to Penny Candy? and provides essential background for getting the most from The Clipper Ship Strategy. Can be used for courses in Economics, Business, Finance, Government and History.

Published by: Bluestocking Press

Format: Paperback

Price: £7.00

Suggested Age: 14 and above

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Bluestocking Guide to Applying the Clipper Ship

Bluestocking Guide to Applying the Clipper Ship

by Kathryn Ann Daniels

A Bluestocking Guide: Applying the Clipper Ship Strategy by Kathryn Daniels (author and co-editor of several Bluestocking Guides, Econonmics: A Free Market Reader, and Common Sense Business for Kids) is a student study guide designed to reinforce and enhance a student's understanding of the subject matter presented in the primer, The Clipper Ship Strategy: For Success in Your Career, Business, and Investments.

Published by: Bluestocking Press

No. of pages: 96

Format: Paperback

Price: £10.00

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Clipper Ship Strategy

Clipper Ship Strategy

by Rick Maybury

Conventional wisdom says that when the government expands the money supply, the money descends on the economy in a uniform blanket. This is incorrect. The money is injected into specific locations causing hot spots or "cones." Mr. Maybury explains a system for tracking and profiting from these cones, for locating genuine money-making opportunities, and for avoiding those which are false or dangerous. Includes step-by-step instructions, and clever illustrations that make the system easy to understand. Explains how to cope with recessions and avoid unemployment. This book is the second sequel to Whatever Happened to Penny Candy? and should be read after The Money Mystery. Can be used for courses in Economics, Business, Finance, Government and History.

Published by: Bluestocking Press

No. of pages: 269

Format: Paperback

Price: £12.00

Suggested Age: 14 and above

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World War 1 - How it Affects You Today

World War 1 - How it Affects You Today

by Rick Maybury

The explosion of the battleship Maine in Havana Harbor in 1898 was the beginning of a chain reaction that continues today. Mr. Maybury presents an idea-based explanation of the First World War. He focuses on the ideas and events that led to World War I, events during the war, and how they led to World War II. Includes the ten deadly ideas that lead to war. Can be used for courses in World History, U.S. History, International Relations, Economics, Business, Finance, and Government.

Published by: Bluestocking Press

No. of pages: 252

Format: Paperback

Price: £11.00

Suggested Age: 14 and above

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World War 2 - How it Affects You Today

World War 2 - How it Affects You Today

by Rick Maybury

Mr. Maybury presents an idea-based explanation of the Second World War. He focuses on events in the Second World War and how our misunderstanding of this war led to America’s subsequent wars, including the Korean and Vietnam Wars, the Iraq-Kuwait War, and the “war on terrorism” that began September 11, 2001. Can be used for courses in World History, U.S. History, International Relations, Economics, Business, Finance, and Government.

Published by: Bluestocking Press

No. of pages: 349

Format: Paperback

Price: £13.00

Suggested Age: 14 and above

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Economics - A Free Market Reader

Economics - A Free Market Reader

by John Green

A collection of thirteen articles by noted economists selected to enhance students’ understanding and appreciation of the subject of free market economics. Thought and comprehension questions/answers (original to the book) are also provided for each article. Articles were selected to accompany Richard J. Maybury’s book Whatever Happened to Penny Candy? and its corresponding Bluestocking Guide: Economics.

Published by: Bluestocking Press

No. of pages: 127

Format: Paperback

Price: £8.00

Suggested Age: 11 and above

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Evaluating Books

Evaluating Books

by Rick Maybury

Evaluating Books teaches principles of economics and government in bite-sized nuggets and gives indicators for spotting the philosophical slant of most writers and media commentators on the subjects of law, history, economics and literature.

Using the epistolary style of writing (using letters to tell a story), Mr Maybury plays the part of an economist (Uncle Eric) writing a series of letters to his niece or nephew (Chris). Using stories and examples, Mr Maybury gives interesting and clear explanations of topics that are generally thought to be too difficult for anyone but experts.

Mr Maybury warns, "beware of anyone who tells you a topic is above you or better left to experts. Many people are twice as smart as they think they are, but they've been intimidated into believing some topics are above them. You can understand almost anything if it is explained well."

Published by: Bluestocking Press

No. of pages: 127

Format: Paperback

Price: £7.00

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Thousand Year War In the Mideast - How It Affects You Today

Thousand Year War In the Mideast - How It Affects You Today

by Rick Maybury

"The Thousand Year War in the Mideast" explains how events on the other side of the world a thousand years ago can affect us more than events in our own hometowns today. The events of the Thousand Year War have been the cause of great shocks to our economy and investment markets, including: the oil embargoes, the Iranian hostage crisis, the Iraq-Kuwait war, and the Caucasus Wars over the Caspian Sea oil basin. These shocks are likely to remain so for decades to come. Learn about the Russians, Serbs, Croats, the Balkans, Kosovo, the Ottoman and Mongol empires, Turkey, Greece, Iran, Iraq, Indonesia, Russia, Oman, Kazakhstan, Saudi Arabia, Kurdistan, and more. Forewarned is forearmed. You must understand where this war is leading to manage your career, business and investments, as well as to reach an informed opinion regarding U.S. involvement in Mideast affairs.

Published by: Bluestocking Press

No. of pages: 271

Format: Paperback

Price: £11.50

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