Sunday, April 29, 2012

Great Price Gouging Video

Labor Market Article

Big Data's Big Problem: Little Talent

(click here for the article) Also, there is a video link too when you arrive at the article.)  

Friday, April 27, 2012

Thursday, April 26, 2012

The Chinese Market

U.S. companies betting big in China

The Chinese economy is still growing far faster than the United States. These American companies are hoping to seize that opportunity to boost their bottom lines.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Gold Standard

Should we return to the gold standard?

Good article to talk about the differences between commodity money and fiat money with your students.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Can you say Scarcity. . . . .

Fees and Anger Rise in California Water War

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Food Subsidies Article

What foods are your tax dollars funding?

You may not realize when you pick up that $3 box of Twinkies at the grocery store that the reason it’s so cheap is you’ve already paid for part of the product.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Friday, April 20, 2012

Awesome Music Video

Great Video on Competition

Creation of Value and Baseball Cards

Rare Honus Wagner baseball card sells for $1.2M

Creation of Value:  Willingness to pay, scarcity, and utility

Starbucks Resource Article

Starbucks to phase out bug extract as food dye

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Labor Dispute Article

Strike threat at Hostess could kill off Twinkies

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Monday, April 16, 2012

Article for Creative Destruction

State laws let telephone companies end land-line services

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Economic Indicator

Baseball attendance provides a good economic indicator

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

European Debt Crisis, from 60 Minutes

An Imperfect Union: Europe's debt crisis

(I have one of my my AP Macroeconomic students to thank for this video.  He brought this to my attention today and we will be watching it later this week in class.)  

Monday, April 9, 2012

Where Economists Agree

4 Politically Controversial Issues Where All Economists Agree

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Capitalize on the Doomsday Craze

Doomsday fanatics will love Land Rover's concept

Oil Trouble

Global oil production trouble - it's not just Iran

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Great Video from Remy on Consumer Choice and Healthcare

Video for the "Three Basic Economic Questions"

Use this clip to connect to:
1.  What to produce?
2.  How to produce?
3.  For whom to produce?

Flying car is no longer a dream, almost

Foreign Investment Article

U.S. home market pulls in more Chinese buyers

Monday, April 2, 2012

Diminishing Marginal Utility

Can you explain the concept of diminishing marginal utility using this picture and its relationship to the law of demand?

(click on to enlarge)

Supply & Demand Again!

Could the Appetite For Chocolate Exceed the 

World's Supply?