Just thought I would let you know (in case this hasn't been mentioned already)...
Fee.org has free online courses about economics, in case anyone wants to learn more about it. I took the "Booms and Busts" course and it was informative and entertaining. Not too hard to follow either.
You feel a bit smarter when you are finished with the course and it tracks your progress so you feel motivated to finish. I would recommend this for anyone, including complete beginners. Fee is generous with their knowledge and I really happened to enjoy their course.
Let me know what you think if you try it.