Students examine labor markets by participating in an employer/employee simulation and in group discussions. They discuss mandated employee benefits and predict the effect they have on various parties.
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Reaganomics: A fix to the unemployment and inflation of the time
The 1980's was an interesting time for the American economic system. This presentation relates the lead to and the effects of Reaganomics, Trickle down economy, and Clintonomics. Embedded links, works cited, and images are included. A...
12th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History
Economics of a Cupcake Factory
Sal is starting a cupcake factory and walks learners through the cost and profit calculations necessary to any new business. He uses simple numbers for the start-up costs, overhead, product price, and cost per cupcake. Sal writes out the...
11 mins 11th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History
Banking 13: Open Market Operations
Posing a central question about how the economy can increase or decrease its money supply (5:00), Sal launches into a discussion about an expanding, or "elastic" money supply that can change along with its economy. Viewers will finally...
4 mins 9th - Higher Ed Math
Housing Price Conundrum (Part 2)
This second of four videos starts with a short history of the housing market and the conditions that allowed some people to buy, when others could rent. These starting points are a great topic for students to discuss further before...
9 mins 11th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History
American-Chinese Debt Loop
After watching the videos on foreign exchange and trade, your scholars may be wondering how exactly American debt purchasing has led to lower interest rates. Here's their answer. Sal reviews the Chinese investment cycle in US treasuries,...
15 mins 11th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History