Higher Rock Education - Economics Blog

Pipeline Fracture in Southeast Disrupts Oil Supply - A Lesson in Supply and Demand

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

I live in North Carolina. Since Sunday there have been long lines at gas stations; that is if they have gasoline to sell. On September 9th a leak was discovered in a major pipeline carrying gasoline from the refineries in the Gulf States to Linden, New Jersey. Between 252,000 and 356,000 gallons of gasoline More

Brexit Impacts Small Businesses

Monday, September 19, 2016

Teachers looking for a real life example of how the value of currency can impact a business should consider this story. Last week I reached out to several of our freelance writers and asked them to pick an economic event and write about how the event affected them. One writer tells how she benefited from Brexit while some of her colleagues were hurt by it. More

Demographic Trends that May Hurt Productivity and Why It's Important

Friday, September 16, 2016

On September 1, 2016, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that productivity declined in the second quarter of 2016. This is the third straight quarter that productivity has declined. The main reason is probably that businesses have been slow to purchase new equipment. However, there may be some demographic More

Evaluating Your Priorities

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Back to school, New beginnings, New schedules, Added stress. I have found that the Bible provides the best advice for setting priorities. Below is the Scripture lesson that is published in our Production Possibility Frontier lesson, written by Hannah Strayhorn. In it, she discusses biblical principles to help establish our priorities and relieve stress. More

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