Jim Cox is an associate professor of economics and political science at Georgia Perimeter College in Lawrenceville, Georgia, where he has taught the principles of economics since 1979. As a fellow of the Institute for Humane Studies in Arlington, Virginia, Cox has had commentaries published in many newspapers, including the Cleveland Plain Dealer, the Wichita Journal, the Orange County Register, the San Diego Business Journal, and the Justice Times. In addition, the text supplement Great Ideas for Teaching Economics (HarperCollins, 1995) includes nine of his submissions, and his articles have been published in the Atlanta Journal, the Atlanta Constitution, and Margin Magazine. Professor Cox has served as a member of the Academic Board of Advisors for the Georgia Public Policy Foundation and is the author of the reference book The Concise Guide to Economics (Savannah-Pikeville Press, 1995).