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Five Everyday Economic Illustrations That Do Not Involve Money Part 2

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Last week this nerdy economist wrote a blog providing examples of the relevancy of economics in everyday life that I used in the classroom. Here are five more…. More

Five Everyday Economics Illustrations That Do Not Involve Money

Friday, February 17, 2017

I confess….I am an econ nerd. I see its relevancy everywhere. As a teacher, I am always trying to think of ways I can explain economic concepts using every day events not involving a business or money. Here are a few I have used in a classroom. I hope you find them helpful. More

Negative Interest Rates – A Frightening Monetary Tool

Friday, December 09, 2016

Would you deposit your savings in a bank if they charged you to keep your money safe and did not pay you any interest? If not, what would you do with your funds? On August 16, 2016 Raiffeisenbank Gmund am Tegernsee, a small community bank in Germany began to charge their depositors 0.4% instead of paying them interest. (CNN Money, Aug 16. 2016) That’s right, if you deposited €100,000 with them, they would charge you €400! More

Questions to Consider as the 2016 Presidential Election Fast Approaches

Friday, October 07, 2016

The United States is deep into the 2016 political season. We are bombarded with promises about tax cuts and spending increases. Who should we believe? Which proposals are the best for the economy? The solution is very complex, and there are very bright economists that differ on the best solution. Some argue that increasing government spending advances economic growth by redistributing income to people who are more likely to spend it. More

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