In this Areopagus Journal on economics, four writers aim to provide the reader with a foundational understanding of the subject upon which to build. Two articles deal with basic methodological issues surrounding the question about how to best engage in the inquiry of the subject, while the other two articles explore some of the foundational principles that ought never to be abandoned.
This journal presents crucial information on the topic
of the issue distilled by the authors
for those without the time or the inclination
to read numerous books on the topic.