URL: Paul Krugman Teaches Economics and Society
Paul Robin Krugman is an American economist who is the Distinguished Professor of Economics at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, and a columnist for The New York Times. His notable awards include the Nobel Prize for Economics!
Students studying economics in high school or university are highly recommended to watch his Masterclass lessons (link to Masterclass website). It is always good to listen to insights from masters who have experienced economics at the highest level.
Prof. Krugman is also the author of a university level textbook titled Economics (co-written with Robin Wells):
He also writes several popular economic books for laymen, such as The Return of Depression Economics and the Crisis of 2008, where he predicts that the world’s economy is sliding into a deep recession (recall he is a Nobel Prize winner in Economics, not just any “bogus” author!). He also gives tips on how to avoid catastrophe in this case.
A detailed video review of Paul Krugman’s Masterclass is available below:
Link to his masterclass here: Masterclass Official Website (Krugman Economics)
Masterclass: Malcolm Gladwell Teaches Writing
Malcolm Gladwell is one of my favorite authors. He is very famous in the US, since his books have hit the bestsellers list in America multiple times.
I have written the following reviews on books/articles by Malcolm Gladwell:
Hence, one can see that it is a great honour to have Malcolm Gladwell to teach Masterclass. Sign up here: Malcolm Gladwell Teaches Writing.
Malcolm Gladwell Teaches Writing
Garry Kasparov Teaches Chess is the latest Masterclass by World Champion Garry Kasparov. I am sure that even from the trailer, you can see that it is of exceptional quality.
According to the FAQ, “the class will test players with a US rating of 1300-1700 and include more advanced concepts and examples that will benefit 1800+ rated players”. Most amateur players will fall under this range.
The price may seem steep ($90), but it is lifetime access so one can watch it over and over again. Also, there are 20+ lessons.
Click on this link to purchase: Garry Kasparov Teaches Chess
Review by one of our readers (Nicholas): I have seen it. It is fantastic. A general view of chess and many thoughts, well explained, well presented, it is what is called a Master Class, no less, with a player that is better than any of the 30 top world players right now. So, it is the best 90 dollars I’ve spent in may years…
(See comment below. Feel free to add your comment too!)
Personally, I like the way Garry Kasparov plays the Queen’s Gambit. He often plays the Exchange variation (cxd5), and sets up the formation of Bishop d3, Knight e2, with the plan of f3 to support an eventual e4. This is suitable for attacking players who play 1. d4! The other plan in the Queen’s Gambit is the Minority Attack which is suitable for positional players.