This group is for everyone curious about economics, regardless of previous knowledge.
There are various schools of economic thought, of which we find the Vienna School (named after its origins in late 19th century Vienna) the most convincing, due to its predictive track record and elegant theory. Of course, critical questions and objections from any other perspective are always welcome.
The Vienna School was founded by Carl Menger (group photo) and most prominently represented by Ludwig von Mises and Friedrich A. Hayek. Its core premise is that all economic phenomena can and must be traced back to their universal building blocks: individual human action, the "atom" of sound economic science. Economics of the Vienna School is therefore "much more than merely a theory of the 'economic side' of human endeavors. It is the science of every kind of human action" (Mises). Moreover, the "atomistic" approach reduces "macroeconomic" phenomena to "microeconomic" patterns of human interaction and thus unifies economic theory into an integrated whole. In particular, recurring sequences of "booms" and "busts" are considered to be caused by expansions of the money supply. A brief account of the roots of the Great Recession of 2008 is given in The House That Uncle Sam Built. An interesting documentary from this perspective is Overdose.
The videos listed below provide a great introduction to the principles of sound economic thinking. The best primer is Economics in One Lesson.