Tuesday, December 3, 2013

ECONOMICS BLOG: Monetary Policy

In a paragraph, respond to the following prompt:
"With our continued slow economic growth, should our Federal Reserve engage in Easy Money Policy by increasing the Money Supply and lowering interest rates?"

-Be sure to include an explanation as to why you agree or disagree with the prompt, as well as why either the positives or negatives of such an action are more important to you.
-In a 2nd paragraph, post a comment on a fellow classmate's entry in which you explain the reason for your not agreeing with his/her proposal.

Both parts are due by 8:15 a.m. on Thursday, December 5

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Supply- Side vs Keynes


Are you a supply-sider, or a Keynesian?  In a paragraph, position yourself with regards to Fiscal Policy.

Also, post a paragraph-long comment on another student's entry explaining why you disagree with her.

This activity is due by 8:15 am on Thursday, November 21.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013


In at least one paragraph, recap a recent internet news article about a union vs. management dispute. This must have occured within the last six months, and cannot be from the union's website. (Include the article's website address somewhere within your blog entry.) You cannot review the same article that another student has already used.

In a second paragraph, argue in favor of either management or labor regarding the issue. Last, post a paragraph-long comment on another economics student's entry, explaining why you disagree with that student's viewpoint.

This assignment is due by 8:15 a.m. on Friday, November 8.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Is 'Fracking' a good idea?

Hydraulic fracturing uses pressurized liquid to force pieces of shale gas to the surface.  Do the benefits of this process, called 'fracking', outweigh the cons?  In a paragraph, defend your position.

In a second paragraph, critique a fellow student's position on this issue.

This assignment is due Friday, November 1.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Don't Be a Street Thug!

Listen up, you Pinheads!  Those books, movies, games, and songs you are downloading belong to some one!!  "Sharing" them is akin to Communism.  Are you Communists?  You certainly aren't Capitalists, and you definitely are not Patriots.  If you can't afford $1,000 worth of songs, then go get a job so you can afford all those songs.  That's how the system works!  America was built on hard work, ingenuity, and discipline, not on stealing other people's stuff.

Monday, October 21, 2013


In a paragraph, argue either for or against illegally downloading off of the internet.  Also, in a paragraph, post a comment in which you argue against someone's opinion on this issue.  This assignment is due Tuesday, October 22.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Health Care: An Ode to Paul Ryan

Like Medicaid and Medicare, any idea of Universal Health Care (or, Obamacare) in America is foolish.  Our country is founded on self-reliance, not entitlements.  Why should I have to give up my hard-earned money as the tax revenue base for your health care?  If you don't want to pay for it, then don't get sick.  Take better care of yourself.  Get in shape!  Build up those hearts and lungs.  Avoid the cigarettes, booze, and red meat when you are young and you won't need expensive health insurance either now or when you are older!

-This post was just an example!

Wednesday, October 16, 2013


In a paragraph, justify whether you think our current, Capitalism-style privatized Health Care system is the best option for America, or if you think we should have more of a Communism-style, socialized medicine Health Care system. Explain at least 2 reasons for your position.

Also, post a paragraph-long comment on another student's entry in which you clarify your differences with his or her opinion about Health Care.

This assignment is due by 8:15 a.m. on Monday, October 21.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Example- Puget Sound

1.  In review, this article...
2.  I firmly believe that too much is made of the pollution in the Sound, as...

Economics- Externality Blog

Find an original news article about the positive or negative externalities of a product. In a blog entry, post a paragraph-long summary of the article. Also, post a paragraph-long critique as to whether or not you believe something should be done about that product's externality?  Be sure to include the website address of the article somewhere in your entry, and you cannot use the same article as someone else-- first posted has claims!

Last, post a paragraph-long comment towards another student's entry which you disagree with, explaining your position.

This entry is due by 8:15 a.m. on Tuesday, Septmber 3.