Thursday, September 27, 2012

Tablet Supply & Demand

Kids' tablets prepare for battle


Economists say real officials worth every penny

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Haiku Learning Management System

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I strongly suggest you check this tool out for your school district.  My district just recently adopted this and I have come to love it.  You can have one-to-one discussions with students, group discussions, drop boxes, and build in any information you want for your students to view.  Here is a link to their main page:  Check it out and enjoy the expanded capabilities!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Another Trade Article: Subsidizing Comparative Advantage?

U.S. grants give state exporters a boost

Good Macro Article with Trade-Off Discussion

The Trade-Off That Created Germany’s Job Miracle

Chevy Volt Supply & Demand

GM discounts electric Chevrolet Volt up to $10,000

I will be using this article sometime this week to discuss supply & demand concepts.  

Sunday, September 23, 2012

New Stossel in the Classroom!

The New DVD is here:  

Here is a sample video from the streaming:

Thanks John for producing another fine DVD for Economics Education!

Friday, September 21, 2012

Politics and Entitlements

The Data Behind Romney’s 47% Comments

Good conversation article for entitlements and the role of government.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Monday, September 17, 2012

More Trade Support

Obama hits China with trade complaint

Good article for talking about the role of subsidies and international trade.  

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Comparative and Absolute Advantage Time!

The case for outsourcing jobs

I will be using this in AP Micro and Macro this week as a supplement to our chapter.  
Have a good week!

Friday, September 14, 2012

Free Trade

John Stossel - Does Free Trade Exploit the Poor?

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Limited Government Involvement?

Proposed Ban on Magnet Toys Has Buckyballs Crying Foul

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Good Article on Unions and Chicago

Strike shows teachers' new political foe: austerity

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Great New Tune

Fiscal Cliff by Merle Hazard

Monday, September 10, 2012

Friday, September 7, 2012

Making Sense of Summer Work Visas For Foreigners

Good video to generate some discussion and debate on a topic that relates to the age of our students.


I have been currently having trouble with technology conversions at school this year and access to my blog too.  Apparently we can switch to Google Docs, email but not use Blogger.  Ugh.  Hopefully I will resume regular posts this afternoon again.  Have a good weekend!

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Outsourcing from a different perspective!

College students sell services to lazy classmates

Monday, August 27, 2012

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Eating out and the Economy

McDonald's sales stall as rivals, economy take a bite

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Looking forward to school starting!

Soon I will be done with my home improvement projects for the summer and start working on my school stuff again.  There has been too much painting, bad contract work and overall headaches with home improvement.  Soon the projects will be done and my focus will shift towards school and daily blog updates. Take care educators and see you in the fall!  (regular postings to resume on August 28th)

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

FED in Action (or not in action for the moment)

Bernanke offers downbeat view of economy, but no action

Potential Essay Starter for Natural Resources

Oil: Only part of the Arctic's massive resources

(click here for the article) I will more than likely use this as an essay starter this fall.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Government Spending and GDP

Defense cuts starting to pinch economy

Organic Foods Supply & Demand

Natural, organic items grab bigger share in supermarkets

Monday, July 2, 2012

Natural Resources

Natural gas gold rush: Is your state next?

Thursday, June 28, 2012

What to produce, how to produce, and for whom to produce

Wearable computing

The eyes have it

Google advances its plan to bring smart glasses to the masses

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

More Car Market Supply & Demand

Used luxury cars will cost more

Costs & Benefits

The pros and cons of purchasing a prepaid smartphone

New Feature Coming Soon

I will be labeling and categorizing my posts by subject areas over the next couple of weeks.  This new feature should help you more quickly find what you need and in the meantime there is a nice search box on the right hand side.  Thanks for visiting and have a good day!
But posts will continue while I add the new feature.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Risk Article

Duluth shows the risk of betting against floods

Monday, June 18, 2012

Monopolistic Competition

The new cold war: F-M seeing influx of frozen yogurt stores

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Happy Father's Day


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It's Election Season

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Friday, June 15, 2012

Thursday, June 14, 2012

More Beef Supply & Demand

Beef: It’s What’s (Expensive) for Dinner

Tuesday, June 12, 2012



Monday, June 11, 2012

Public & Private Goods

Pledges Forgotten, local governments repurpose federally funded parks

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Economic Indicators Cartoon

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Friday, June 8, 2012

Fiscal Policy Post

Obama to Congress: Do something

Entrepreneurship Article

Others' discoveries open up possibilities for entrepreneurs

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

The Federal Reserve in Action

Bernanke, Fed have few options as economy slows

Monday, June 4, 2012

Monetary Policy

Stocks: Investors pin hopes on central bankers

Good Article on Unemployment

Unemployment data highlights growing educational divide