Real World Macro Economics (incl) Trumponomics v Bidenomics

Oxford Diploma in : 2021: Macroeconomics in the World Today

4.70 (54 reviews)
31.5 hours
Sep 2021
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What you will learn

Economic battleground: Trump v Biden

Current economic situation of the USA (Late October 2020)

National Debt - is it a problem

Consumption in America - a problem?

Climate Change

Economics of decluttering

The Kondo effect

Sunk costs



Stroke risk - and how to reduce it


April 2021 update: New section added but - warning! - this includes homework. If you're keen on participating and discussing (with Instructor interaction) then this course is ideal BUT if you just want to watch videos and never post in Q/A this is not for you!

LATEST ADDITION: In-depth analysis of the ECONOMICS of Donald Trump and Joe Biden. Up to date as at 27th October 2020. Who knows - this may influence the way some people vote!!

This course looks at the two economies of the UK and the USA as they stand in early June 2019. During the visit to the UK by President Trump we look at the two economies - the one the UK PM is leaving behind as a legacy and the one President Trump is (temporarily) departing from.

As part of the analysis we apply basic macroeconomic concepts.

Key topic areas include:

  • National debt

  • Budgets

  • Consumption

  • Unemployment

  • Inflation

  • Growth

  • Trade

This course is fully up to date and will be of interest to anyone interested in current, real world, economics

Just added: July 2019:

Workbook: Economics and decluttering


Chapter 1 : The economics of decluttering

Chapter 2: Decluttering the company

Chapter 3: How to declutter like an Economist

Chapter 4: Buy less…

Chapter 5: The economics of tidying up

Chapter 6: Declutter your business

Chapter 7: Mistakes people make when decluttering

Chapter 8: The Kondo Effect: the economy-changing magic of tidying up


  • Decluttering

  • Sunk costs

  • Costs of clutter

  • Marie Kondo

  • 5S lean manufacturing

  • Lean management

  • Declutter your mail inbox

  • Declutter your home office

  • Wasting time and opportunities

  • Thinking like an economist

  • A rich life with less stuff

  • Minimalism

  • How much is enough

  • The art of letting go

  • Recycling

  • Status quo bias

  • Diminishing returns

  • Decluttering mistakes

  • Minimalism

  • Consumerism

  • Minimalism and economics: the endowment effect

Two new workbooks have been added - one for Christmas 2019 and one for New Year 2020


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Special Introductory Course for those Whose First Language is Not English
Day One: Ask for Help
Day Two: Watch and Listen
Day Three: Write Down Words and Phrases
Day Four: Practice as much as you can (Part 1)
Day Four: Practice as much as you can (Part 2)
Day Five: Make time to study
Day Six: Five Websites
Day Seven: In conclusion
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About the Diploma
Introduction - The Arrival of the President
The Resignation Speech - analysed
Lecture 3 - The Resignation speech analysed - pt II
Lecture 4 - Resignation Speech pt III
Lecture 5: May's mistakes
Lecture 6 - Reaction from FT Readers
Lecture 7: The Final Legacy
Lecture 8: Leadership and Brexit
Lecture 9: What has the American President left behind?
Lecture 10 pt 1: What about the American people?
Lecture 10 pt 2: What about the American people?
Lecture 11: In conclusion
This is NOT Economics - but very important that you watch
Lecture 1
Lecture 2
Lecture 3
Lecture 4
Lecture 5
Lecture 6
One-off current lectures
£39bn the Withdrawal Bill?
USA/UK a Special Relationship
A Rocky Start?
Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe
A Neat Resolution?
Trump on Johnson
The Plan
So what does Boris believe - who does he represent?
Boris, the NHS, and the USA
The USA and Trade


3 September 2020
I watched the Section 1 even though English is my first language and I learnt so many new things! I was dreading a course in Economy as it not where I stand out, but I became more and more confident about learning it just because of the teacher and his teaching methods!
14 May 2020
I really enjoyed how Chris interlinked the US and UK politics and that with macro economics. As I am looking forward to work in the US or UK, it was interesting to have insights into their culture. I also saw various other videos related to this topic on youtube, so it did broaden my perspective. As a student of Chartered Accountancy, I am familiar with economics but more to the laws and theories, so this real world macro economics seemed really interesting! Thank you
8 September 2019
The economics in this course was not very clear as to what the long words meant - without a google search. Also the economics in this and all the economics courses that I have took have been about merely messing around with markets instead of making big money for everybody. I'm not saying this course is any worse than the rest of them but the world's people need cash and lots of it and I think that this world's economists are faffing around with their duties instead of trying to make everybody extremely rich. What Donald Trump says about the Fed Chairman is right - but he only cares about America. Can economists make the world great?
6 August 2019
An excellent course which was very engaging throughout. Chris' enthusiasm makes its enjoyable to study economics, and when I have had queries in the past the response time is extremely quick. I highly recommend this course and all others created by Chris. Thank you!
3 August 2019
This was an excellent course. It covers the Teresa May's reign as Prime Minister and how she deals with the problems she encountered with Brexit for example. Additionally it covers the way that the USA and the american public deals with their lives. The tutor was very clear throughout the lectures with good explanations and diagrams. The video and sound quality throughout the course were excellent. the tutor went into great detail on various topics, the bits I enjoyed the most was finding out the attitudes Americans have towards spending and the ways they look at savings and retirement for instance. During one of my previous courses, I asked this tutor a general question and he came back to me within 24 hours, which is excellent. Overall, I highly recommend this course to all of you and if this is the standard he sets, I am very much looking forward to some of his other courses, I don't think you will be disappointed. Many thanks.
27 June 2019
Another great course from Chris. The clarity of his words makes this fascinating subject easy to understand with real life examples. Lot of knowledge in very short length! Update: I have now completed the course and am pleased to say there was an unexpected bonus at the end! Not trying to sell me something but several lectures aimed at saving my life. Titled “ This is not Economics but is very important” these extra lectures contained tips to avoid strokes. These are not in the course description so we’re a surprise gift - thank you Overall: An excellent short course dealing with two major economies at a particular point in time. A window into the world of Economics
22 June 2019
I really enjoyed this course. It is very up to date which makes it very interesting. It varies between going very deep - National debt - to magazine style -"What do Americans spend their money on?" If the course is maintained and kept up to date I'm sure it will be very popular.
16 June 2019
This is a great course on economics in the real world. One can easily relate how economics is applied to what's currently occurring. This certainly makes learning more interesting and engaging as opposed to economics being a dry subject. A must have for anyone interested in finding out how political decisions will affect you.
15 June 2019
Economics and politics aren't a combination I would usually get excited about, but this course is interesting and made the more so by the inclusion of relevant and up to date news stories, and I felt I gained an insight into what the future holds for my children and grandchildren as a result of the political and economic decisions being made now and in the past. I think our grandchildren need to be taught Mandarin in school after listening to this. There was sound advice for real-world applications in terms of addressing our own personal economics and consumerist attitudes. I don't think the gig economy is unique to the up and coming generation. I have spent most of my adult life in this economy - forced there by discrimination over health issues. I have no desire to put an end to the gig economy, but I would like to see people dealt with fairly, and taxed fairly. Currently, the government, in my opinion, preys on the people in this economy as a soft target, while letting the heavily lawyered wealthy alone, out of fear.



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