Wall Street

February 13, 2018
February 2018 began with massive losses on Wall Street. The stock market recorded historically high one-day losses and overall losses of about 5%. Investors lost about 2 trillion dollars. Analysts…
April 1, 2017
  To the Teacher:   Many people think of their participation in democracy as beginning and ending in the voting booth. However, once politicians take office, there are many ways we can influence…
October 16, 2016
Quiz   The following quotations are from the two major party candidates for the presidency. Can you tell which ones are from Donald Trump and which are from Hillary Clinton? "Imagine your paycheck…
November 12, 2015
  To The Teacher: For the first time in many years, America is having a serious discussion about socialism. Throughout 2015, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders has waged an unexpectedly successful race…
November 10, 2010
To the Teacher: Toxic subprime mortgages + robber bankers whipping up belladonna-seasoned ragouts of mortgage-backed securities = a financial meltdown that precipitated an economic bust, causing…
June 9, 2010
To the Teacher The first student reading below outlines (and inevitably oversimplifies) the events that led to the near collapse of the U.S. financial system. The reading answers a few major…
October 8, 2008
To the Teacher: If there was ever a teachable moment for student learning about the economy and financial affairs, this is it. The first student reading below juxtaposes the 17th century Dutch tulip…