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     The ideas of economists, both when they are right and when they are wrong, are more powerful than is commonly understood.  Indeed, the world is ruled by little else.  Practical men, who believe themselves to be quite exempt from any intellectual influences, are usually the slaves of some defunct economist.  Mad men in authority, who hear voices in the air, are distilling their frenzy from some academic scribbler of a few years back.  John Maynard Keynes


   "Economics said that"?  Interesting facts and anecdotes  

Current/Past Classes

    Principles of Microeconomics           American Economic History              Public Finance



   You can use the calculators below to find out information about borrowing money for a house or car and how long it will take to pay off your credit card if you just paid the minimum balance.                                      
               Enter Loan Information:
 1) Amount of the loan:
 2) Annual percentage rate of interest:
 3) Repayment period in years:
            Payment Information:
 4)  Your monthly payment will be:
 5) Your total payment will be:
 6) Your total interest payments will be:





Credit Card Minimum Payment Interest Calculator

This calculator will show you how much interest you will end up paying if you make only the minimum required payment on your credit card bill. It will also tell you how many minimum payments you will make before your balance is paid off (up to a maximum of 600 payments).

Instructions: Somewhere in your credit card disclosure statement the card company will tell you something like "your minimum payment will be 2% of the balance or $10, whichever is higher. These are the figures you will enter in Column C and Column D respectively.

Number of
Total #
of Years


"Aw, recycling is useless, Lis. Once the sun burns out, this planet is doomed. You're just making sure we spend out last days using inferior products."


“Oooh, so Mother Nature needs a favor?! Well maybe she should have thought of that when she was besetting us with droughts and floods and poison monkeys! Nature started the fight for survival, and now she wants to quit because she’s losing? Well I say, hard cheese.”

  Interesting Links




Economics and Economic Research

     Federal Government

Federal Reserve  FRB - Atlanta    FRB - KC  FRB - Minneapolis    FRB - NY FRED - FRB St. Louis  

Bureau of Labor Statistics  Bureau of Economic Analysis  FedStats  National Agricultural Statistics Service   Treasury Bulletin    FDIC
Annual Survey of Manufactures    Survey of Current Business 1992 Economic Census   1997 Economic Census   2002 Economic Census

     State and Local Governments

Regional Economic Data 

Oklahoma Economy


World Bank

     Private Sources

All About Economics     The Dismal Scientist      Economy.com    Resources for Economists     National Bureau of Economic Research
Social Science Research Network       Tom Tietenberg's Home Page    FAIR Model    IDEAS--Economic Bibliography                           Dr. T's Econlinks   Cost and Return Estimator (Care Home Page)    Economics Working Paper Archive   Rutgers University Library--Economics Search    Macroeconomic Links   Library of Economics   Resources for the Future    JSTOR

Job Openings for Economists

American Economic Association   Southern Economic Association   Association of Environmental and Resource Economists

Economic Education     Economist Jokes

  Water and Water Quality Links

        Environmental Protection Agency  EPA's Office of Water  James River Watershed   Water Quality Information Center  CARES 
Watersheds of the United States    Sewage World    Clean Water American Water Works Association   Water world  Waste and Wastewater
Welcome to Water Technology   Clean Watersheds Needs Survey (EPA)  Water Environment Federation    US EPA Region 7  
Georgia Environmental Facilities Authority  USGS Water Resources

  Various Other Links

         Dallas Cowboys      Pink Floyd    Oklahoma City National Memorial  Guitars and Cadillacs    MSU Economics    

        Dr. Mitchell's Photo Album and Wallpaper collection




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updated 7-31-1912, contact David Mitchell, davidmitchell@missouristate.edu