Sep 30, 2010

Freakonomics....The Movie

This has to be a "must see" for every econ teacher out there.

Sep 27, 2010


Ladies and Gentleman....our long national nightmare appears to finally be over. Our good friends at Nestle/Libby's have announced that the great pumpkin shortage of 2009 is officially a thing of the past. The key to it all? Plant early and plant often. Now go ahead and print this econ saturated article for your students.

If you need me I will be at home in the kitchen baking some pies.

Sep 20, 2010


Ladies and gentlemen...your new and improved "EconEdLink"!
Lesson plans a plenty.

Sep 15, 2010

Dynamic Pricing

I think every cafeteria in every school across this expansive land of ours should look into this dynamic pricing model. Just's the last lunch period of the day, turkey gravy over mashed potatoes is on the menu for the 15th Thursday in a row and it's sunny outside. I'm thinking the price of that meal should fall to about $2.10.

As a consumer who wants to save a little $$$$ you just have to hold out for a Hawks or Thrashers game when they are on a serious losing streak and they are playing an equally horrible team. Sure, the game will most likely be totally abysmal but at least you will save a good chunk of change!

Sep 14, 2010

This One Goes to 11

Want to have some fun the next time you take your students to the computer lab? Show your students this Newsweek link and then get the heck out of the way for a few minutes. Make sure they look at the interactive portion of the story as it will allow them to compare/contrast the United States to 99 other countries in categories related to quality of life, education, health, politics and economics.

The biggest question I have is this...How on earth can there be 18 countries on this list that score lower than Cuba in the "Economic Dynamism" category?

Sep 13, 2010

Scarcity Issues

Dear Airlines,
Just go ahead and take the seats out of the planes already so you can have all of us stand in one huge mass like a bunch of warehoused chickens crammed together waiting for our inevitable dates with "Mr. Slicer."

23 inches of leg room! Saddle seats! On what planet does this sound like a winning idea?
Annoyed in Atlanta,
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Sep 7, 2010


How wealthy are you? Where do you rank compared to the people living in your community? In the last ten years has your wealth increased or decreased? Is income distribution in the United States or Nicaragua more unequal?

Author Timothy Noah's series answers these questions and plenty more. Be sure to check the graphs and charts as well. These would make great practice reading for your students.