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                                             Economics Money Chart
 

The Economics Program is a collaborative effort between Mr. Donachie and Mr. Isseks.

 Upcoming Events:   

   1.  Mini Economy Money Competition / Showcase :  Friday, February 10, 2012

   2.  Take advantage of the Mini Economy Book Find.  Return those old textbooks for $$$$$

  3. Attention: Seat Selection  will be on   Monday, February 6, 2012

      How much in RENT $ will you pay in your classroom economy?

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 Class Notes and Presentations :                             

    Wealth Building Power point              Review of Economic Systems                   Markets PowerPoint         Role of Government

   

    Intro to Economics                          Board of Education Presentation                Economics Defined

 

Watch the Economic Rap Battles between Hayek and Keynes!

 http://www.npr.org/blogs/money/2010/01/watch_fear_the_boom_and_bust.html

 http://econstories.tv/

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Stock Market Game

Check out the Virtual stock market game:

http://vse.marketwatch.com/Game/Homepage.aspx?e=y

Stock information    http://finance.yahoo.com.

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Is Wal-mart Good for America?

 Watch the PBS Frontline Report!

 http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/walmart/

Wal-Mart Websites:

Is Wal-Mart Good for America?
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/walmart/
The companion Web site to the FRONTLINE film provides a closer look at how Wal-Mart became the largest and most powerful global retailer, an examination of Wal-Mart's role in driving U.S. manufacturing overseas to China, and more on the U.S. trade deficit with China. Also included is analysis of whether Wal-Mart is good for America and extended interviews with Wal-Mart insiders and observers. .

Store Wars: When Wal-Mart Comes to Town
http://www.pbs.org/itvs/storewars/
This site, which accompanies a PBS documentary, tells the story of a small Virginia town's reaction when Wal-Mart proposes building a Supercenter on the edge of town. The site offers the pros and cons on the issue, plus resources for teachers and more.

Check out: Walmart's Corporate site:  www.walmart.com

Look at the critics of Wal-mart:  http://walmartwatch.com/issues/

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The Other Side of Outsourcing

Hosted by Thomas Friedman

In case you missed the video:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8quDb3FIUuo

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Check out these link for your Dead Economist Project!            

  http://www.econlib.org/library/CEE.html

  http://econstories.tv/home.html

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Economic Video

Crisis of Credit:  Do you want to see the simplest explanation of the credit crisis?  Check this out!  Watch it before we discuss it in class!

http://www.crisisofcredit.com/

PBS Video: Meltdown   Watch the entire special!

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/meltdown/                                               

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WHERE DOES CHINA OUTRANK THE UNITED STATES?  READ!

http://www.nytimes.com/imagepages/2009/11/14/weekinreview/15chinagready.html

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Frontline's Close to Home

Watch real people talk about the economy!

 http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/closetohome/?utm_campaign=homepage&utm_medium=proglist&utm_source=proglist

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Frontline's  The Warning       

Watch what happened before the economic meltdown!    

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/warning/?utm_campaign=homepage&utm_medium=proglist&utm_source=proglist

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 Click Here for Up to Date information for your Economic Indicator Projects

 http://online.wsj.com/public/resources/documents/info-flash08.html?project=EFORECAST07  !!!!!!!!

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 STUDENT LOAN SINKHOLE!!!! 

 

 WATCH .....http://www.pbs.org/now/shows/525/

 

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Look at the salaries of individual players and the total teams payroll. 

 http://content.usatoday.com/sports/football/nfl/salaries/default.aspx

Are athletes over paid?  Do "big market" teams have a competitive advantage of "small" market teams?

How much $ do owners make?  What is the value of a major league baseball team?  Check it out!

http://www.forbes.com/2007/04/19/business-baseball-valuations-07mlb-cz_kb_0419baseball_land.html

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 ***WATCH PBS!!!! 

 HOW MUCH IS OUR NATIONAL DEBT???    

Frontline: Ten Trillion and Counting

Watch!

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/tentrillion/
                                              

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INTERACTIVE GRAPHS:

 WATCH FOR ECONOMIC RECOVERY!

 See American Taxpayer Money at Work.        www.recovery.gov

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 Housing Crisis: Is it confined to only a few locations?  Check it out.    

 Click here 2009-03-05-foreclosure_N.htm

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 Why Is Her Paycheck Smaller?  CHECK IT OUT!

 http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2009/03/01/business/20090301_WageGap.html?ref=business

Mortgage Meltdown?  What happened to the Housing Prices?

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2008/12/04/business/economy/HOUSING_PRICES_GRAPHIC.html?ref=business

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BAILOUT?  Stimulus Package?      SEE HOW THE MONEY IS SPENT!!

CLICK HERE!      http://projects.nytimes.com/creditcrisis/recipients/table

                        http://projects.nytimes.com/44th_president/stimulus

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Adding Up the Government’s Total Bailout Tab

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2009/02/04/business/20090205-bailout-totals-graphic.html?ref=business

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 How has the Government dealt with Recession?  Check it out!

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2009/01/26/business/economy/20090126-recessions-graphic.html

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How much Money was Spent on Superbowl Ads?  How does this reflect the state of the economy?

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2009/02/02/business/media/20090202-business-superbowlads.html#

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Check out "All of Inflation's Little Parts"  from 2008. See how inflation works!

 http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2008/05/03/business/20080403_SPENDING_GRAPHIC.html?ex=1210564800&en=849ab49bea827cb2&ei=5070&emc=eta3
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 http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/sickaroundtheworld/

CHECKOUT " SICK AROUND THE WORLD"

 A DOCUMENTARY THAT SHOWS HOW FIVE CAPITALIST SOCIETIES DEMOCRACIES HANDLE HEALTH CARE

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Links of Interest: Health Care

National Nurses Organizing Committee
The National Nurses Organizing Committee is a new national union and professional organization for Registered Nurses, Advance Practice Nurses, and RN organizations throughout the country who want to pursue a more powerful agenda - including getting national, guaranteed health care for life in the United States.
http://www.calnurses.org/nnoc/

Healthcare-NOW!
Healthcare-Now is a national campaign for a quality, guaranteed, non-profit single-payer system in the United States. At their site you can check in on grassroots events across the country, sign a petition for The United States National Health Insurance Act, and organize your own local "Truth Hearing" about our country's health care crisis.
http://www.healthcare-now.org/

Physicians for a National Health Program
Physicians for a National Health Program is a nonprofit organization of 14,000 physicians, medical students and health professionals who support single-payer national health insurance. Go to their site to read all the great research put together by PNHP, and learn how to support their efforts.
http://www.pnhp.org/

PNHP's Sicko Cure
SickoCure.org is dedicated to promoting the only cure for our "sicko" health system: single-payer national health insurance. PNHP started this site to help promote SiCKO's message, and it offers a wide variety of tools for bringing about change.
http://www.sickocure.org/

National Health Care for the Homeless Council
The National Health Care for the Homeless Council understands that health care is a right, not a privilege. It advocates a universal health care program so that the least among us gets the same treatment as the best. Go to their site and learn how you can help.
http://www.nhchc.org/

We Be Illin'
We Be Illin' is an innovative, diverse events series dedicated to supporting the movement for a National Health Plan. They believe that health insurance should be provided for all Americans, and aims to draw attention to the issue through concerts and other fund raising events. Check in and see what events are planned next.
http://webeillin.org/
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