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Uncle Eric's Model

Uncle Eric's Model of How the World Works

by Richard J. Maybury

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Uncle Eric Books First Place Winner Homeschool Family Favorites Award
The Uncle Eric books have been voted a first-place winner in the Government category of Mary Pride's 2018 Practical Homeschooling Reader Awards! as well as an award winner for High School Government and Economics in the Best of 2019 Teach Them Diligently Homeschool Family Favorites Guide.

"Your books (the Uncle Eric books) are among the few I recommend for every high-schooler as 'must reads' before graduation."
--Mary Pride, Publisher of Practical Homeschooling


The Uncle Eric series by Richard J. Maybury is written 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 (Uncle Eric) writing a series of letters to his niece or nephew (Chris).  With 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."

In his first book in the series, Uncle Eric Talks About Personal Career and Financial Security, Mr. Maybury explains that one of the most important things you can teach children or learn yourself is:

Models are how we think, they are how we understand how the world works. As we go through life we build these very complex pictures in our minds of how the world works, and we’re constantly referring back to them — matching incoming data against our models. That’s how we make sense of things.

One of the most important uses for models is in sorting incoming information to decide if it’s important or not.

In most schools, models are never mentioned because the teachers are unaware of them. One of the most dangerous weaknesses in traditional education is that it contains no model for political history. Teachers teach what they were taught — and no one ever mentioned models to them, so they don’t teach them to their students.

For the most part, children are just loaded down with collections of facts that they are made to memorize. Without good models, children have no way to know which facts are important and which are not. Students leave school thinking history is a senseless waste of time. Then, deprived of the real lessons of history, the student is vulnerable.

The question is: which models to teach.

Mr. Maybury says, “The two models that I think are crucially important for everyone to learn are economics and law.”

Uncle Eric series of books

Mr. Maybury writes from the political, legal and economic viewpoint of America's Founders, and his series covers economics, business, history, law, and the nature of government.


The books in The Uncle Eric Model (SKU 175) includes one each of the following titles.  The books can be read in any order. However, to get the most from each book, the following order of reading is suggested:

Uncle Eric Talks About Personal Career and Financial Security, 2nd edition

In this first book in the series, Maybury introduces the concept of models. Models (or paradigms) are how people think; they are how we understand our world. Models help us recognize and use the information that is important and bypass that which is not. To achieve success in our careers, investments, and every other part of our lives, we need sound models. In this book, Maybury introduces the models he has found most useful (Economics and Higher Law).

Whatever Happened to Penny Candy?, 7th edition

This clearly written book about economics is a remarkably easy and fun explanation of money (its origin and history), the dollar (its origin and history), investment cycles, velocity, business cycles, recessions, inflation, the demand for money, government (its economic behavior), and more. All explanations and interpretations are according to the Monetarist and Austrian schools of economic theory (the most free-market of all economic models).

This book combined with Maybury’s next book in the series Whatever Happened to Justice?, provide the overall model of how human civilization works, especially the world of money.

Whatever Happened to Justice?, revised edition

Whatever Happened to Justice? explores the original principles on which America was founded (old British Common Law — or Natural Law), explains the legal model based on those principles, and shows the connection between rational law and economic progress.

This book and Whatever Happened to Penny Candy? provide the overall model of how human civilization works, especially the world of money.

Are You Liberal? Conservative or Confused?, 2nd edition

Are You Liberal? Conservative or Confused? discusses political labels: liberal, conservative, left, right, democrat, republican, moderate, socialist, libertarian, communist — their meanings and economic policies, the plans their promoters have for your money, and which world model they each follow.

Contains clear, concise explanations of facts and fallacies, and raises the question: Does inconsistency to the original American philosophy endanger liberty?

Ancient Rome: How It Affects You Today?, 2nd edition

Is your government making the same choices that led to the fall of Ancient Rome? Will history repeat? Why is ancient history important to us today?

Maybury shows what happens when a society ignores Uncle Eric’s Model, higher law principles, a free market economy, and instead embraces fascism — an all too common practice these days (although the word fascism is never used).

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.

To build a better future we need to know how we got where we are today. The political trend that for 2,000 years has dominated the world (including the investment markets) remains almost unrecognized. Maybury calls it the Roman Disease.

Does America have the Roman Disease? Is there a cure? Or will America repeat the mistakes of Ancient Rome and collapse into poverty, decay, ruin and war?

Evaluating Books: What Would Thomas Jefferson Think About This?, 2nd edition

To help you locate books and authors generally in agreement with the economic and legal models presented in THE UNCLE ERIC SERIES, Mr. Maybury wrote Evaluating Books: What Would Thomas Jefferson Think About This?

Maybury teaches principles of economics and government in bite-sized nuggets, gives indicators for spotting the philosophical slant of most writers and media commentators, and provides guidelines for selecting books (and other media) that are consistent with the principles of America’s Founders.

The Money Mystery: The Hidden Force Affecting Your Career, Business, and Investments, 3rd edition

The Money Mystery expands on the economic model presented in Whatever Happened to Penny Candy?

The Money Mystery explains the hidden force effecting your career, business, and investments. Some economists refer to this force as velocity, others to money demand. Whichever term is used, it is one of the least understood forces affecting your life. Knowing about velocity and money demand not only gives you an understanding of history that few others have, it prepares you to understand and avoid pitfalls in your career, business, and investments.

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.

The Clipper Ship Strategy: For Success in Your Business, Career, and Investments, revised edition

This follow-up to The Money Mystery explains how governments’ interference in the economy affects business, careers, and investments. The book is a practical nuts-and- bolts strategy for prospering in our turbulent economy and explains how to cope with recessions and avoid unemployment.

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.”

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.

The Clipper Ship Strategy also includes step-by-step instructions, and clever illustrations that make the system easy to understand.

The Thousand Year War in the Mideast: How It Affects You Today

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.

In the last quarter of the 20th century, the Thousand Year War was the cause of great shocks to the investment markets — the oil embargoes, the Iranian hostage crisis, the Iraq-Kuwait war, the Caucasus Wars over the Caspian Sea oil basin, and September 11, 2001... and it is likely to remain so for decades to come.

This book is a concise European/Mideast history course in which you 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.

World War I: The Rest of the Story Story and How It Affects You Today, revised edition

The explosion of the battleship Maine in Havana Harbor in 1898 was the beginning of a chain reaction that eventually led to the destruction of the World Trade Center and still continues today.

In his two-part World War series, Maybury explains that an unbroken line leads directly from the Spanish-American War through World War I, World War II, the Korean and Vietnam Wars, the Iraq-Kuwait War, and the “War on Terror” that began September 11, 2001. Maybury explains the other side of the story, the side you are not likely to get anywhere else.

World War I: The Rest of the Story Story and How It Affects You Today is the first book in Maybury's two-part World War series and focuses on the years 1870 — 1935.

Maybury presents an idea-based explanation of the First World War, the ideas and events that led to World War I, events during the war, and how they led to World War II. Maybury also explains how these ideas and events are today the reasons why the U.S. Government gets into so many wars in far corners of the globe.

Also includes the ten deadly ideas that lead to war.

World War II: The Rest of the Story and How It Affects You Today, revised edition

The explosion of the battleship Maine in Havana Harbor in 1898 was the beginning of a chain reaction that eventually led to the destruction of the World Trade Center and still continues today.

In World War II: The Rest of the Story Story and How It Affects You Today, Maybury focuses on the years 1935 to September 11, 2001, and presents an idea-based explanation of the Second World War. He discusses how our misunderstanding of World War II led to America's subsequent wars, including the Korean and Vietnam Wars, the Iraq-Kuwait War, and the "War on Terror". Maybury also explains how these ideas and events are today the reasons why the U.S. Government gets into so many wars in far corners of the globe.

 

Also included is The Two Laws bookmark!

 

Reading Level: For ages 14 through adult. 

Can be used in courses for: Economics, History, Government, Civics, Law, U.S. History, World History, Business, Finance, Ancient Rome, Election Unit Studies, and International Affairs.


BLUESTOCKING GUIDES are available for many of the Uncle Eric books.  These Guides are designed to reinforce and enhance a student's understanding of the subject matter presented in the corresponding Uncle Eric book.  For more information, click here.


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"I am a 14 year old, homeschooled boy. I love these books! I've read them 2 times through already and I'm reading through them for the 3rd time! I wish the whole world could get a hold of these books. I recommend them to everyone I meet! I can't wait till you can get some more out!"  — Reader S.V.C.

"I recognize that in our country's current economic state that it is very important to give as much knowledge about economic survival to our children as possible. I believe this curriculum will do that."  —Reader P.H.

"I have so far used six of the Uncle Eric books with my high school students. I can say that as a teacher, as a mom, as a person, I have a better understanding of how our world works because of the Uncle Eric Series." — Reader L.G.


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"This model (i.e. the completion of all the books) would yield a politically aware, fiscally intelligent young adult who is ready to move on to the entrepreneurial world or university level studies."  — Martha Robinson, Reviewer for HomeschoolChristian.com

"Your books (the Uncle Eric books) are among the few I recommend for every high-schooler as 'must reads' before graduation." —Mary Pride, Author, Publisher of Practical Homeschooling


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