Client:Choiceless Choices,
Date:March 12, 2013

9 Principles of Economics and the Holocaust Lesson


Studying the nine principles of economics through the lens of first-person video testimony will illustrate how choice and the economic decision-making process can be distorted by circumstance. In addition, by juxtaposing an exploration of the principles designed to underscore a free market and a free people with the extreme opposite circumstances the aim is to build an appreciation for government, government policy, and measured choices.

This lesson uses excerpts culled from Holocaust survivor video testimony from USC Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archive as a lens to think about the economic principles.

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