QUESTION OF THE DAY
10pts daily, due by the end of class.
Every day, class will start with a "Question of the Day". You should do your best to write a complete response (25 word minimum) to the question and EMAIL it to me. If you aren't sure about what to write, please ask! No credit will be given for late QODs, unless you were absent that day.
Monday, October 28: Why do you think the government should maintain competition in our economy? Are there any industries where it just makes sense to have monopolies?
Tuesday, October 29: Why does the government need to “redistribute income”? How does it do this? (give some examples)
Wednesday, October 30: What is Macro-Economics? What does it tell us? Why do we care?
Thursday, October 31: Why is STABILITY important in our economy? What can the government do to help? Give examples.
Friday, November 1: To see how you’re doing, a doctor might check your temperature, pulse, and blood pressure. How can economists tell how well our ECONOMY is doing? (give me a few ideas)
Wednesday, November 6: What is meant by UNEMPLOYMENT? How is the unemployment rate calculated?
Thursday, November 7: What is the formula for GDP and what does it mean in words?
Friday, November 8: What is the Federal Reserve? What purposes do you think it serves?
Monday, November 11: We have talked about the Federal Reserve's role in stabilizing the economy. What else can the government do to help the economy?
Tuesday, November 12: No QOD - Feast!
Wednesday, November 13: No QOD - Tours!
Thursday, November 14: Consumers in the U.S. love to spend money. How does this help to explain why the U.S. has an imbalance of trade? How does a recession actually help?
Friday, November 15: What do you think makes some nations wealthy and other ones poor?
WEEK 15 & 16
Monday, November 18: Why do you think there is almost always SOME inflation and SOME unemployment, no matter what?
Tuesday, November 19: What are Aggregate Supply and Aggregate Demand? How are they DIFFERENT from the Supply and Demand we discussed first quarter?
Wednesday, November 20:
Thursday, November 21:
Friday, November 22:
Monday, November 25:
The website links below are useful resources for any and all finance topics.
Yahoo Finance: //finance.yahoo.com
Google Finance: //finance.google.com
Market Watch: www.marketwatch.com
Investopedia (Info): www.investopedia.com
Finance Freak (Info): www.financefreak.com
Teen Analyst (Info): www.teenanalyst.com
Choose to Save (Resource): www.choosetosave.org
Manilla.com (Resource): www.manilla.com
Mint.com (Resource): www.mint.com
Treasury Direct (Resource): www.treasurydirect.gov
Tax Information for Students (Resource): //www.irs.gov/individuals/students/index.html
Ohio Society of CPAs: www.ohiocpa.com
American Institute of CPAs: www.aicpa.org
Start Here, Go Places: www.startheregoplaces.com
Feed the Pig: www.feedthepig.org
360 Degrees of Financial Literacy: www.360financialliteracy.org
Fast Company: www.fastcompany.com
Inc. Magazine: www.inc.com
Young Entrepreneur: www.youngentrepreneur.com