MVHS Economics Class -- SS4EWelcome to Economics Class. This site will be used to explore the American economy, to access resources, and to develop online learning skills.
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Assignments, Links & Updates


Trimester 2 -- 2015/2016


January 20, 2016 -- Roger & Me

Poor Students Are the Real Victims of College Discrimination -- Forbes May 2, 2012
The Activity Gap -- The Atlantic Jan 30, 2015
Rich-poor divide in high school sports -- Commonwealth Magazine (Massachusetts publication) Fall 2015


Poverty hits rural Maine the hardest -- Bangor Daily News Sept. 9, 2010
Geography of Poverty: The Rust Belt: Once Mighty Cities in Decline -- MSNBC Special Report
Mental Depletion Complicates Financial Decisions of the Poor -- PBS NewsHour Jan. 19, 2016


Princeton Economist Wins Nobel for Work on Poverty -- October 12, 2015
How Nobel Prize Economist Angus Deaton Changed Our Thinking About World Progress -- October 20, 2015
Angus Deaton Wins 2015 Nobel Prize -- Video (6:54) Bloomberg Business October 21, 2015

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January -- Executive Orders & Actions: The Role of the Government
Read about what Executive Orders & Executive Actions are:




So What Is An "Executive Action" Anyways? -- NPR - November 2014 - Article

In Live Address, Obama Takes His Plan For Gun Control To The Public -- NPR - Jan. 5, 2016 - Article and Video




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December 11, 2015 -- Market Failures & Externalities
Videos

  1. Episode 31: Market Failures -- Dr. Mary McGlasson Video Lesson (3:13)
  2. Episode 32: Externalities -- Dr. Mary J. McGlasson Video Lesson (7:39)
  3. Episode 33: Public Goods -- Dr. Mary J. McGlasson Video Lesson (3:38)

















November 9, 2015 -- What is a Corporation?

Forms of Businesses:

  1. Video: Main Types of Businesses -- YouTube (6:19)
  2. Video/Slide Show: Forms of Business Ownership - Sole Proprietorship -- YouTube (7:17)
  3. Video/Slide Show: Forms of Business Ownership - Partnerships -- YouTube (7:39)
  4. Playlist for Video/Slide Show: Forms of Business Ownerships - Corporations -- YouTube (you need to watch each video - when one is done, the next one will start)
  5. Video/Slide Show: Forms of Business Ownerships -- LLP & LLC -- YouTube (2:46)


Corporations:
  1. Business Entities -- Corporation -- (5:10) YouTube Video
  2. Ask Jay -- What Does a Board of Directors Do?? -- (9:22) YouTube Video
  3. Ask Jay -- Important Distinctions: Chairman vs CEO -- (7:15) YouTube Video

Stocks:
Yahoo Finance
CNN Money -- Markets
IPOs Calendar -- Market Watch



November 9, 2015 -- Business Research and Poster
You will be working on a project that includes researching a company of your choice, writing a paper, and creating a poster.

Use links provided under Business Research link on this wiki as well as your own findings. Visit the company's website and search for background and historical information. You need to have at least 3 sources.

Company Profile Paper Due: Friday November 13
Company Profile Poster Due: Tuesday November 17









November 4, 2015 -- Disruptor Businesses
How Uber Disrupted an Industry, with Karan Girotra -- Think Big YouTube (2:41)
Disruption dominates business landscape | FT Business -- YouTube (3:02)

Boldness in Business 2015 Person of the Year: Uber’s Travis Kalanick -- Article & Video
HBO continues to break new ground in television -- Article & Video

Virgin Disruptors - will.i.am -- Virgin Disruptors YouTube (3:26)




October 17, 2015 -- Credit Education
  1. Know Before You Owe: Credit Cards -- Consumer Financial Protection Bureau website
  2. Basic Facts About Credit -- Bank of America Credit Cards
  3. The Free Dictionary - Financial Dictionary
  4. About Money
  5. Investopedia -- Credit Cards: What are they? -- Other links included


What Credit Card Numbers Mean -- How Stuff Works website
Decipher Credit Card Offers With the Schumer Box
How to Read a Credit Card Statement -- Manage Your Money


PBS Frontline: The Card Game -- Video (56:07)








October 5, 2015 -- Marginal Analysis
Videos
  1. Thinking at the Margin -- YouTube (4:31)
  2. Praxeology - Episode 10 - The Law of Diminishing Marginal Utility -- YouTube (6:17)
  3. EconMovies 2: Monty Python and the Holy Grail (Marginal Analysis) -- YouTube (5:27)
  4. Berry Picking (Diminishing Returns) -- Paul Solmon Video (6:37)

Web LinksVolkswagon, The Fun Theory -- Contest & Videos

Readings
  1. Read from the Conversable Economist Blog -- Thoughts on the Diamond-Water Paradox
  2. Read from Econleaks -- The Paradox of Value
  3. Read from Econleaks -- Utility -- Aspects of Utility
  4. Read from Investopedia -- Economics Basics: Utility
  5. Read from AmosWEB Encyclopedia -- Marginal Utility




September 22, 2015 -- Ex-Hedge Funder Buys Rights to a Drug and Increases Price

MSNBC Video 9/21/15 -- Outrage: Drug price soars from $13.50 to $750
CNBC Video
Bloomberg Video




September 22, 2015 -- Opportunity Costs & Production Possibilities Curve
Opportunity Cost -- Paul Solman Video
Production Possibilities Curve Part I -- Paul Solman Video
Production Possibilities Curve Part II -- Paul Solman Video





Market Failures & Externalities

Videos

  1. Episode 31: Market Failures -- Dr. Mary McGlasson Video Lesson (3:13)
  2. Episode 32: Externalities -- Dr. Mary J. McGlasson Video Lesson (7:39)
  3. Episode 33: Public Goods -- Dr. Mary J. McGlasson Video Lesson (3:38)