Higher Rock Education - Economics Blog

The Value of a Life - Balancing Saving Lives and The Economic Recovery During the COVID 19 Pandemic

Monday, March 30, 2020

Last week President Trump suggested that by Easter, (April 12th) he would lift some of the restrictions put in place to slow the spread of COVID-19, or the coronavirus. Yesterday he extended the restrictions until the end of April. In either case, his objective is to identify the correct balance between savings lives and minimizing the economic harm. Is there a point where the economic cost of continuing containment measures exceeds the cost in lost lives? More

Summer Side Gigs for Teachers

Tuesday, June 05, 2018

Summer is here – which means summer jobs, for both students and teachers. We have a new contributor, who is a teacher. She has provided many suggestions for teachers with links to sources of employment. Thanks Joyce. More

Sunderland England - Adapting to the Economy

Thursday, October 19, 2017

What is the “raison d’être” of your home town? It probably relates to its economy. I love economic history, particularly for small towns. How much has the economic history of your community affected your life. I bet the influence is significant. Cities change. They thrive if they take advantage of economic trends, but suffer when they fail to adapt. Our British contributor writes of how the economy has affected her town, Sunderland England. More

Coping in Venezuela - A Student's Story

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

My name is Kervin. I am studying to be an English teacher at the Universidad Pedagógica Experimental Libertador (UPEL) located in Maracay Venezuela. The current political and economic turmoil in Venezuela has added many challenges to being a student. Many students risk their lives and endure many hardships every day. I have been asked to share the challenges that I face daily. I am not alone. Many students in Venezuela face even worse than what I describe below. More

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