Then they can handle basic economics.
“Unicorns don’t exist.” All economic logic follows from this observation. Simple, right? Unfortunately, the poor state of economic understanding among many Americans indicates to me not only that the idea is subtly complex, but also that people do have an affinity for mythical, horned creatures.
If seventh graders are capable of appreciating the causes of the American Revolution, and the nuances of cellular mitosis, then they are more than capable of grasping that anytime we make a decision, we have a tradeoff to deal with.
What fool would write such a thing? I’ll have more to say on the idea in a future paper.