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Latest Important Macro News!

Date Posted: 08/14/17

Japan's Economy.....

Income Inequality......

U.S. Productivity......

Consumers........

Japan's Economy.....

Latest Important Macro News!

Date Posted: 08/07/17

July 2017 U.S. Unemployment

July 2017 U.S. Unemployment.....

July 2017 U.S. Unemployment.....

Latest Important Macro News!

Date Posted: 07/11/17

To My Lovely Students (2010)

Worth Watching (2009).....

The Card Games (2009)......

Watch 2009.....

Recession of 2007-2009

Worth Wtaching (2012)....

Latest Important Macro News!

Date Posted: 07/07/17

June 2017 U.S. Unemployment....

June 2017, U.S. Job Report.......

June 2017 U.S. Unemployment....

Current Key Interest Rates in U.S.

Fed Raised Interest Rates....

Fed Raised Interest Rates.....

Latest Important Macro News!

Date Posted: 05/05/17

April 2017 U.S. Unemployment

AP Report on April 2017 U.S. Unemployment...

U6 U.S. Unemployment.....

Puerto Rico Bankruptcy.....

Latest Important Macro News!

Date Posted: 04/28/17

U.S. Economic Growth.....

Wages..........

Tax Reform....

Euro Zone Inflation....

Economic Growth and Interest Rates....

Employers Hiring.......

Companies.......

Wall Street Expects....

Latest Important Macro News!

Date Posted: 04/27/17

Durable Goods Order.......

College Majors........

Job Skills.......

Spain.................

Entry Level Jobs.....

Canadian Lumber.....

Latest Important Macro News!

Date Posted: 04/21/17

How Much Savings???

U.S. Adds.......

March 2017 U.S. Unemployment....

U.S. Job Report......

Fastest Job Salaries...

Latest Important Macro News!

Date Posted: 03/30/17

GDP Number.....

Latest Important Macro News!

Date Posted: 03/28/17

Fed Hike in 2015 (Chapter 16)

Fed's Dual Mandate (Chapter 16)

Fed's Lendings During Financial Crisis (Chapter 16)

U6 Unemployment....(Chapter 15)

What Is The DOW (Chapter 13)

Fischer Says (Chapter 16)

Consumer Confidence...

Latest Important Macro News!

Date Posted: 03/23/17

1/3 Of Americans......

New Home Sales.....

Latest Important Macro News!

Date Posted: 03/21/17

Fed Rate Hike

Fed Rate Hike.......

Fed Rate Hike........

Fed Rate Hike......

The Fed Rate Hike......

Latest Important Macro News!

Date Posted: 03/10/17

U.S. Jobs.......

U.S. Jobs.....

Brazil........

India..........

ISM Number....

10 Gollege Degrees......

U.S. Job Report........

Global Growth......

Germany........

Personal Income.....

Why The FED......

Latest Important Macro News!

Date Posted: 02/28/17

Credit Default Swaps, 2008

Credit Default Swaps, 2008

Latest Important Macro News!

Date Posted: 02/21/17

2017 COLA NEWS (Chapter 11)

COLA NEWS (Chapter 11)

Inflation Report (Chaptee 11)

Greece.......

Hard Times Generation 2011, Chapter 10

Fed Minutes Show.....

Landlords.......

Latest Important Macro News!

Date Posted: 02/16/17

PPI Numbers

Eygpt Inflation....

Housing Starts......

Household Debt.......

Mr. Laffer, 2012 (Chapter 8)

Do Higher Taxes?? 2012 (Chapter 8)

Latest Important Macro News!

Date Posted: 02/14/17

Russia.......

Survey.........

Consumer Borrowing.......

Trade Deficit........

Yellen Speaks......

Latest Important Macro News!

Date Posted: 02/01/17

Russia.........

Fed Report

EITC (Chapter 6)

Latest Important Macro News!

Date Posted: 01/30/17

Consumer Confidence....

Macro News.....

Important Macro News!

Date Posted: 01/27/17

GDP Report.....

Latest Important Macro News!

Date Posted: 01/25/17

Oil States in Recession....

House of Cards (1)

House of Cards (2)

Venezuela's Problems....

Jobless Claims......

New Home Sales....

Latest Important Macro News!

Date Posted: 01/24/17

Wealth Gap.....

Avg Hourly Wage in U.S.

Latest Important Macro News!

Date Posted: 01/23/17

For Profit Schools......

Employers Kill.....

Top 15 Cities.....

Latest Important Macro News!

Date Posted: 01/19/17

Fed Says.....

Retail Sales.....

Best Jobs....

Dec 2016 U.S. Unemployment....

Nov 2016 U.S. Unemployment....

Funny!!! Chapter 1

Facking Normal.....

Obama's Economy Legacy

Latest Important Macro News!

Date Posted: 12/14/16

Fed Rate Hike

Fed's Announcement

Interesting To Read.....

Latest Important Macro News!

Date Posted: 12/02/16

U.S. Unemployment...

U.S. Unemployment.....

U.S. Unemployment

Latest Important Macro News!

Date Posted: 11/16/16

Ten Surprising Jobs.....

Fed's Decision (Chapt 16)

Fed (Chapt 16)

Fed's Dual Mandates (Chapt 16)

What Is Dow (Chapt 13)

Japan's Economy......

Yellen's Comments (Chapt 16)

U6 Unemployment Rate.....

Fed's Lendings During The Financial Crisis (Chapt 16)

Latest Important Macro News!

Date Posted: 11/04/16

October 2016 U.S. Unemployment

October 2016 U.S. Unemployment

Latest Important Macro News!

Date Posted: 10/28/16

Fastest Growing Cities.....

American Economy.....

Global Economy....

Krugman Argument.....

Latest Important Macro News!

Date Posted: 10/18/16

PPI Report

CPI Report....

Hard Times Generation

Credit Default Swaps......

Credit Default Swaps.....

Latest Important Macro News!

Date Posted: 9/28/16

Mr. Laffer (Chapt 8)

Do Higher Taxes?? (Chapt 8)

Latest Important Macro News!

Date Posted: 9/22/16

Fed's Decision.....

Fed's Decision....

Fed's Decision.....

Bank of Japan......

Latest Important Macro News!

Date Posted: 8/26/16

Janet Yellen....

Financial Literacy......

Chapter 1 (Funny!!!!)

Euro Zone.......

House of Cards (1)

House of Cards (2)

Latest Important Macro News!

Date Posted: 8/24/16

Student Loan.....

Latest Important Macro News!

Date Posted: 4/25/16

Min Wage......

Interest Rate....

Fed Job......

Fed Kept.....

Fed Action.....

Latest Important Macro News!

Date Posted: 4/07/16

Last Action of Fed On Interest Rate (Chapt 16)

Fed Raising the Rate (Chapt 16)

Fed Raising The Rate Dec 2015 (Chapt 16)

U6 Unemployment Rate.....

2011 Report of Fed's Lendings....(Chapt 16)

How The Fed's Policies....(Chapt 16)

Fed's Moves (Chapt 16)

Fed's Dual Mandate (Chapt 16)

Latest Important Macro News!

Date Posted: 4/04/16

March 2016 U.S. Unemployment....

March 2016 U.S. Unemployment

$15 Min Wage.........

Panama Papers....

What Job Growth????

March 2016 Unemployment

U.S. Productivity....

Things to Watch.....

Panama Papers.....

Latest Important Macro News!

Date Posted: 3/29/16

Inflation......

America's Fastest.....

Rich Countries......

Yellen Comments (Chapter 16)

What Is Dow (Chapter 13)

Latest Important Macro News!

Date Posted: 3/3/16

Home Flipping

Latest Important Macro News!

Date Posted: 2/26/16

Credit Default Swaps (Must Watch)

Creidt Default Swaps (Must Watch)

Latest Important Macro News!

Date Posted: 2/24/16

Mr. Laffer (Chapt 8)

Do Higher Taxes??? (Chapt 8)

Latest Important Macro News!

Date Posted: 2/12/16

Yellen Cites.....

Japan......

Negative Interest Rates....

Latest Important Macro News!

Date Posted: 2/05/16

EITC (Chapter 6)

Latest Important Macro News!

Date Posted: 1/29/16

Japan.......

Negative Interest Rate......

Latest Important Macro News!

Date Posted: 1/26/16

Commodity Deflation....

Latest Important Macro News!

Date Posted: 1/22/16

Nearly.........

Latest Important Macro News!

Date Posted: 1/11/16

U.S. Unemployment.....

U.S. Unemployment.......

Best Business Schools......

Latest Important Macro News!

Date Posted: 12/16/15

Fed Raised The Interest Rate.....

Fed Raising The Rate....

Fed's Rate Hike On Consumers.....

How Many More Jobs...

More Than Half......

What is so......

Fed's Rate Hike.....

Latest Important Macro News!

Date Posted: 11/17/15

Top Educated States....

Latest Important Macro News!

Date Posted: 11/05/15

Fed's Actions (Chapt 16)

Fed's Dual Mandate (Chapt 16)

Fed's Moves (Chapt 16)

The Legacy of Bernanke (Chapt 16)

2010 Letter from Bernanke (Chapt 16)

Latest Important Macro News!

Date Posted: 11/04/15

U.S. Economic Data.....

The Fed......

Latest Important Macro News!

Date Posted: 10/29/15

FOMC Statement (Chapt 16)

Fed Says (Chapt 16)

Latest Important Macro News!

Date Posted: 10/23/15

China Rate Cut...

College Graduates

Rich Americans.....

Labor Market.....

What is DOW (Chapt 13)

Latest Important Macro News!

Date Posted: 10/5/15

Homes as ATM....

Latest Important Macro News!

Date Posted: 10/1/15

Forbes 400 List.....

Latest Important Macro News!

Date Posted: 9/29/15

Taxing The Rich (Chapt 8)

Mr. Laffer (Chapt 8)

Do Higher Taxes? (Chapt 8)

Latest Important Macro News!

Date Posted: 9/17/15

U.S. Jobless Claims....

Census Reports...

Best Colleges.....

Janet Yellen Speaks

FED......

Latest Important Macro News!

Date Posted: 9/16/15

EITC (Chapt 6)

Latest Important Macro News!

Date Posted: 9/9/15

Why Labor.....???

American Wages.....

U.S. Job Market....

Latest Important Macro News!

Date Posted: 8/26/15

China Rate Cut

Peter Schiff....

NBR.......

Consumer Confidence....

Oil Prices.....

Financial Literacy!!!

The House of Cards!!!!!

Latest Important Macro News!

Date Posted: 8/25/15

Chapter 1, Funny!!!!

Home Prices.....

Latest Important Macro News!

Date Posted: 8/17/15

July 2015 Unemployment.....

Latest Important Macro News!

Date Posted: 7/28/15

Why The Fed...............

Why The Fed Hike????

U.S. Consumer Mood.....

New Study......

Greece............

Latest Important Macro News!

Date Posted: 7/16/15

Central Banks Actions....

Fastest Growing Jobs...

Latest Important Macro News!

Date Posted: 7/14/15

The Other Four Year Degree....

Latest Important Macro News!

Date Posted: 6/23/15

Should I Go To Trade School???

Fed Says......

Latest Important Macro News!

Date Posted: 6/02/15

2015 Graduates!!!

The Most Powerful Women

The Unemployed......

ECB.....

Don't Celebrate.....

China Cuts....

Latest Important Macro News!

Date Posted: 5/8/15

How Fed......

Latest Important Macro News!

Date Posted: 4/17/15

Why It's So Hard Tp Get Off Of Welfare???

Latest Important Macro News!

Date Posted: 4/10/15

The 20 Largest Economies....

Does College Pay????

Latest Important Macro News!

Date Posted: 4/08/15

March 18 Fed Report (Chapt 16)

March U.S. Unemployment

NY Fed (Chapter 16)

Fed's Minutes (Chapt 16)

Latest Important Macro News!

Date Posted: 4/03/15

Middle Class......

The Fed's Actions (Chapt 16)

Very Useful 2012 Article About Fed (Chapt 16)

Fed's Dual Mandate (Chapt 16)

Fed and QE (Chapt 16)

The Fed's Moves (Chapt 16)

2010 Letter from Bernanke (Chapt 16)

Bernanke Doesn't... (Chapt 16)

Fed's Lendings... (Chapt 16)

The Legacy of Bernanke (Chapt 16)

First Yellen's Conference (Chapt 16)

Latest Important Macro News!

Date Posted: 3/27/15

Order for Durable Goods

U.S. Housing.....

Is China???

3 Money Questions....

Americans.....

DOW (Chapt 13)

The DOW (Chapter 13)

GDP Report.....

Gender Gap

Latest Important Macro News!

Date Posted: 3/13/15

Retail Sale.....

PPI Report.....

China Economy....

Financial Literacy!!!!

Markets are Rigged....

Latest Important Macro News!

Date Posted: 3/10/15

Obama.....

Job Market for New Grad....

Latest Important Macro News!

Date Posted: 3/09/15

Feb 2015 Job Growth....

Wages......

Latest Important Macro News!

Date Posted: 3/06/15

Feb 2015 U.S. Job Report

Feb 2015 U.S. Job Report

Useful Slides on Deflation (Chapt 11)

Colleges.....

Tech Bubble...

ECB.....

Long Term Unemployment....

Latest Important Macro News!

Date Posted: 3/04/15

Euro Economy.....

Robert Shiller.....

Income Ineqaulity....

Student Loan....

Credit Problems....

Latest Important Macro News!

Date Posted: 3/02/15

Lumber Liquidator......

Lumber Liquidator.....

Latest Important Macro News!

Date Posted: 2/20/15

Taxing The Rich, Oct 2010 (Chap 8)

Mr. Laffer, Jan 2012 (Chap 8)

Do Higher Taxes?? Dec 2011 (Chap 8)

Jan 2015 Job Report......

Jan 2015 Job Report.....

Job Growth....

Job Growth....

Strong U.S. $....

Buying Home???

Walmart......

Walmart......

Latest Important Macro News!

Date Posted: 2/13/15

Sweden....

Australia.....

Jobless Claims....

Germany.....

Latest Important Macro News!

Date Posted: 2/11/15

Greece......

U.S. Job Opennings....

Chinese Economy....

Consumer Debt....

Jobs........

Swiss Leaks....

House of Cards....

Latest Important Macro News!

Date Posted: 2/4/15

Canada's Economy!!!

Latest Important Macro News!

Date Posted: 2/2/15

Super Bowl Ads...

Super Bowl Ads....

Latest Important Macro News!

Date Posted: 11/21/14

What is QE Anyway?? (Chapter 16)

China Rate Cut!!!!!!!!

China Rate Cut!!!!

Latest Important Macro News!

Date Posted: 11/20/14

Very Useful Article in 2012 on Fed (Chapter 16)

Latest Important Macro News!

Date Posted: 11/19/14

The Minutes of October Fed's Meeting.....

Latest Important Macro News!

Date Posted: 11/14/14

U.S. Fed's Dual Mandate....

More Americans.....

The Fed Buying (Chapter 16)....

Russian Ruble.....

The Fed and Interest Rate (Chapter 16)

Fed Taking Away (Chapter 16)

Income Inequality......

The Fed and QE (Chapter 16)

Euro Zone......

Nearly Half......

Bernanke Doesn't (Chapter 16)

The Fed's Moves (Chapter 16)

A Letter from Bernanke (Chapter 16)

Fed's Lendings!!! (Chapter 16)

The Legacy of Bernanke.... (Chapter 16)

First Yellen's Conference (Chapter 16)

Inflation VS Deflation.....

Latest Important Macro News!

Date Posted: 11/7/14

Least Paying...................

Latest Important Macro News!

Date Posted: 10/20/14

Charlie Rose.....

Charlie Rose........

Latest Important Macro News!

Date Posted: 10/06/14

Income Inequality....

Latest Important Macro News!

Date Posted: 9/30/14

Taxing The Rich (Chapt 8, 2010)

Mr. Laffer!!! (Chapt 8, 2012)

Do Higher Taxes??? (Chapt 8, 2011)

Latest Important Macro News!

Date Posted: 9/10/14

Students' Loan

Top Schools....

Wealth Gap....

Income Ineqaulity....

Latest Important Macro News!

Date Posted: 9/02/14

Chapt 1 Funny.....

Latest Important Macro News!

Date Posted: 8/28/14

People.......

Fastest Growing Jobs.....

Disappearing Jobs

Latest Important Macro News!

Date Posted: 7/25/14

Frontline: Poor Kids!!!!!!

Fast Food Workers.....

Latest Important Macro News!

Date Posted: 7/21/14

Giving Pledge!!!!

Latest Important Macro News!

Date Posted: 7/15/14

Janet Yellen

Latest Important Macro News!

Date Posted: 5/20/14

Is It Still Worth Going To College????

Latest Important Macro News!

Date Posted: 4/03/14

The Fed's Moves (Chapter 16)

A Letter from Bernanke (Chapter 16)

Fed's Lendings!!! (Chapter 16)

The Legacy of Bernanke (Chapter 16)

Bernanke (Chapter 16)

Bernanke (Chapter 16)

Bernanke (Chapter 16)

Latest Important Macro News!

Date Posted: 3/21/14

Long Term Unemployment

Latest Important Macro News!

Date Posted: 3/17/14

The DOW (Chapter 13)....

Latest Important Macro News!

Date Posted: 3/11/14

10 Jobs.....

Best Graduate Schools....

Latest Important Macro News!

Date Posted: 2/21/14

Fed's 2008 Transcript....

Latest Important Macro News!

Date Posted: 2/19/14

Min Wage.....

Emerging Asia....

To My Lovely Students!!!!

Housing Construction.....

Min Wage.....

Latest Important Macro News!

Date Posted: 2/13/14

Jobless Claims.....

Bank of England.....

China Export Growth....

Yellen.....

Wholesale Stockpile...

Taxing The Rich (Chapt 8; 2010)

Mr. Laffer (Chapt 8; 2012)

Do Higher Taxes? (Chapter 8; 2011)

Emerging Markets......

Fed Statement..............

Widest Earning Gap.....

Latest Important Macro News!

Date Posted: 1/29/14

Questions and Answers (Chapter 6)

Latest Important Macro News!

Date Posted: 1/28/14

Min Wage.....

Latest Important Macro News!

Date Posted: 1/23/14

House of Cards (1/28/2008)

LLatest Important Macro News!

Date Posted: 1/13/14

Chapter 1.....(Funny)....

Latest Important Macro News!

Date Posted: 12/18/13

Fed Acts.....

How Raising Min Wage....

Latest Important Macro News!

Date Posted: 11/07/13

Skill Gap.....

U.S.Unemployment ....

Fed Doesn't Hate Savers (Chapter 16)

Fed Won't Stop Easing (Chapter 16)

Fed's Moves (Chapter 16)

Fed Launches (Chapter 16)

A Letter From Bernanke (Chapter 16)

Fed's Lendings!!!! (Chapter 16)

What The Fed Knew!!! (Chapter 16)

Fed Could be (Chapter 16)

The Legacy... (Chapter 16)

Bernanke... (Chapter 16)

United State of Underemployment!!!

What Next After ECB....

Latest Important Macro News!

Latest Important Macro News!

Date Posted: 11/04/13

Peter Schiff.....

Latest Important Macro News!

Date Posted: 11/01/13

Mind Over Money (Chap 14)

The Retirement Gamble......

Food Stamp Cuts....

Latest Important Macro News!

Date Posted: 10/24/13

Bond Basics (Chapter 13).....

The DOW Is Not Dead (Chapter 13).....

Latest Important Macro News!

Date Posted: 10/17/13

This is What...............

Income Inequality

Cliffhanger......

Fast Food Workers.......

Social Security.......

Gold.........

Budget Deficit....

Latest Important Macro News!

Date Posted: 10/03/13

Hard Time Generation (2011, Chapt 10)

The Recession of 2007.... (Chapter 10)

Close to Home........

Latest Important Macro News!

Date Posted: 10/02/13

Credit Default Swap, 2

Credit Default Swaps, 1

Shattered Dreams......

Latest Important Macro News!

Date Posted: 09/24/13

28 Ways........

Latest Important Macro News!

Date Posted: 09/20/13

Peter Schiff and Laffer.....

Latest Important Macro News!

Date Posted: 09/07/13

America's Shrinking.....

Latest Important Macro News!

Date Posted: 09/03/13

ISM.......

Part-Time Economy.....

43% of Americans.....

Latest Important Macro News!

Date Posted: 08/21/13

Stagflation

For Profit Colleges.....

Latest Important Macro News!

Date Posted: 08/20/13

Chapter 1 (Funny....)

Latest Important Macro News!

Date Posted: 08/9/13

Interesting!!!!!!!!

Most and Least Trusted Professions!!!

Companies With.....

Latest Important Macro News!

Date Posted: 05/08/13

Big Mac Index!!!!

Latest Important Macro News!

Date Posted: 05/01/13

Worst Schools......

Latest Important Macro News!

Date Posted: 04/29/13

Unemployment Fraud.....

Latest Important Macro News!

Date Posted: 04/04/13

Fed (Chapter 16).....

Latest Important Macro News!

Date Posted: 04/03/13

Obama......

Latest Important Macro News!

Date Posted: 03/01/13

Interesting Article....

Latest Important Macro News!

Date Posted: 02/19/13

Taxing The Rich (Chapt 8)....

Mr. Laffer!!!! (Chapt 8)....

Do Higher Taxes??? (Chapt 8)...

Peter Schiff abnd Laffer.....

Latest Important Macro News!

Date Posted: 02/13/13

Minimum Wage......

Latest Important Macro News!

Date Posted: 02/01/13

EITC (Chapter 6)....

Latest Important Macro News!

Date Posted: 01/22/13

Community Colleges!!!!!

Latest Important Macro News!

Date Posted: 01/18/13

House of Cards (Worth Watching!!!)

Latest Important Macro News!

Date Posted: 12/20/12

Worth Watching!!!!!!

Latest Important Macro News!

Date Posted: 11/27/12

The Five-Year.....

Latest Important Macro News!

Date Posted: 11/14/12

Skills Gap......

Latest Important Macro News!

Date Posted: 9/13/12

Bernanke......

Best-Value Schools....

Latest Important Macro News!

Date Posted: 8/31/12

House of Cards....

Latest Important Macro News!

Date Posted: 8/24/12

Chapter 1!!!!! Funny!!!!

Latest Important Macro News!

Date Posted: 6/12/12

The Crash of 1929....

An Imperfect Union....

Latest Important Macro News!

Date Posted: 4/23/12

Spain.....

College Graduates....

Latest Important Macro News!

Date Posted: 4/05/12

Job Report.....

A Letter from Bernanke (Chapter 16)

A Tale.......

Latest Important Macro News!

Date Posted: 4/04/12

ECB.....

Poland.....

How Fed... (Chapter 16)

Fed's Moves (Chapter 16)

Latest Important Macro News!

Date Posted: 3/22/12

Top 1%.....

Insider Trading (Chapt 14)...

Latest Important Macro News!

Date Posted: 1/04/12

Do Higher Taxes....???

The Perfect Score on SAT!!!

Latest Important Macro News!

Date Posted: 12/21/11

The Go-Go's 90s (Watch it!!!)

Latest Important Macro News!

Date Posted: 12/15/11

1 in 2 are.......

Latest Important Macro News!

Date Posted: 12/06/11

Throw Them All Out.....!!!

Latest Important Macro News!

Date Posted: 11/29/11

The Hard Times Generation...

Latest Important Macro News!

Date Posted: 11/17/11

The Go-Go '90s.....

Latest Important Macro News!

Date Posted: 11/11/11

Bernanke......

A Letter from Bernanke

QE......

Latest Important Macro News!

Date Posted: 11/03/11

Peter Schiff....

Latest Important Macro News!

Date Posted: 11/02/11

Fed......

Fed.....

Latest Important Macro News!

Date Posted: 10/25/11

60 Minutes, Steve Jobs

Latest Important Macro News!

Date Posted: 10/18/11

Modern Economics....

Latest Important Macro News!

Date Posted: 10/11/11

Few Tears...

The Top 5......

Latest Important Macro News!

Date Posted: 09/30/11

A New Recession!!!!!!!!

To My Lovely Students...!!!

Latest Important Macro News!

Date Posted: 09/22/11

Operation Twist...

Operation Twist....

Greek Government....

Latest Important Macro News!

Date Posted: 08/03/11

Peter Schiff....

Latest Important Macro News!

Date Posted: 04/28/11

Bernanke Speaks

Latest Important Macro News!

Date Posted: 04/05/11

A Letter from Bernanke... (Chapter 16)

Latest Important Macro News!

Date Posted: 03/28/11

The New Tax Havens....

Peter Schiff...

Latest Important Macro News!

Date Posted: 03/17/11

Chapter 13, Watch......

Latest Important Macro News!

Date Posted: 03/08/11

Homeless Kids!!!!

Latest Important Macro News!

Date Posted: 02/24/11

Laffer and Peter Schiff.....

Latest Important Macro News!

Date Posted: 01/12/11

60 Minutes 12/19/2010

Latest Important Macro News!

Date Posted: 12/09/10

The Best Degrees....

Latest Important Macro News!

Date Posted: 12/01/10

It is OUR KURT!!!!!!

Latest Important Macro News!

Date Posted: 11/29/10

Stockman's Points....

Latest Important Macro News!

Date Posted: 11/12/10

The Best Business Schools 2010

Latest Important Macro News!

Date Posted: 11/01/10

60 Minutes 10/31/2010

5 Reasons....

Latest Important Macro News!

Date Posted: 10/18/10

The NewsHour....

Latest Important Macro News!

Date Posted: 09/20/10

End of Recession?????

Latest Important Macro News!

Date Posted: 08/30/10

Strategic Defaulters...

Latest Important Macro News!

Date Posted: 05/03/10

Real GDP Vs. True GDP

Latest Important Macro News!

Date Posted: 04/28/10

Mind Over Money...

Latest Important Macro News!

Date Posted: 04/06/10

3/14/10 60 Minutes

Latest Important Macro News!

Date Posted: 02/26/10

Interesting to Watch.....

The Card Games....

Latest Important Macro News!

Date Posted: 01/04/10

Winners and Losers of 2009

Latest Important Macro News!

Date Posted: 11/25/09

FRONTLINE

Latest Important Macro News!

Date Posted: 10/29/09

Frontline, Close to Home (Watch!!!)

Latest Important Macro News!

Date Posted: 08/24/09

The News Hour

Front Line

Latest Important Macro News!

Date Posted: 07/13/09

60 Minutes and Madoff

Latest Important

Date Posted: 06/10/09

Watch: Credit Crisis

Latest Important Macro News!

Date Posted: 04/11/09

Please Watch!!!!!

Latest Important Macro News!

Date Posted: 12/16/08

Fed Press Release

Latest Important Macro News!

Date Posted: 10/29/08

Fed Press Release

Latest Important Macro News

Date Posted: 03/13/08

Recession Has Arrived

Latest Important Macro News!

Date Posted: 01/30/08

Fed Press Releas

Latest Important Macro News!

Date Posted: 01/22/08

Fed Press Release

Latest Important Macro News

Date Posted: 12/11/07

Fed Press Release

Latest Important Macro News

Date Posted: 10/31/07

Fed Press Release

Latest Important Macro News!

Date Posted: 09/19/07

Fed Press Release

Latest Important Macro News!

Date Posted: 08/17/07

Fed Press Release

Latest Important Macro News!

Date Posted: 08/08/07

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Chapters 1 & 2:  Extra Credit Questions

The text book for Macroeconomics will be supplemented with many articles handed out in class. Students are also expected to keep up with macroeconomic current events.

There will be many opportunities to earn extra credit points by answering questions in class about the handouts, current events and text book reading assignments.

The following television show is strongly recommended as a way to follow current events and then answer extra credit questions in class.


Nightly Business Report
PBS, M-F @ 10:30 pm

 

The following questions will be answered in class:

  1. Please give a real example in your life of when you had to make a choice. What did you do and what was the outcome?
    Looking back, how would you have done it differently?
    2 extra credit points

  2. More than a decade has passed since the introduction of MARKET ECONOMY into Russia's economy. Do you think it has worked?
    3 extra credit points

  3. Do you think that the state of the economy in the Clinton , Bush and Obama administrations has validated the conclusion of the Phillips curve?
    2 extra credit points

  4. Discuss main points of the handout titled "Economic Literacy".
    Relate this handout to Chapter 1 or 2.
    2 extra credit points

  5. Discuss main points of the handout titled "Is Economics a Science?".
    Relate this handout to Chapter 1 or 2.
    2 extra credit points

  6. Does the handout titled "Freedom and Equality" discuss economic Efficiency or Equity?
    What is the conclusion of this article?
    2 Extra credit points

  7. Relate the article "Crime and Economics" to Chapter 1.
    What is the conclusion of this article?
    2 extra credit points
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Chapter 4:  Extra Credit Questions

The following questions will be answered in class:
  1. In 1998, fuel prices plummeted to a 10 year low. Today they are at all time high.
    What factor(s) caused such big fluctuations?
    Show it graphically. Do the same presentation for fuel prices now.
    4 extra credit points

  2. Why do prices of accommodations go down in Summer and go up during the rest of the year in Arizona?
    Show it graphically.
    2 extra credit points

  3. Why doesn't the transportation industry offer discount rates during holidays?
    Show it graphically.
    2 extra credit points

  4. Even though the price of dining out at restaurants has gone up, more people continue to go to restaurants. The law of demand predicts the opposite, therefore the law of demand must be wrong.
    Please provide your comments and be able to support your position.
    2 extra credit points

  5. In the past two years gold prices have gone up dramatically
    Why?
    Show the above effects graphically.
    2 extra credit points

  6. After the September 11 tragedy, heavy losses have been inflicted on Travel and Hospitality industries. Airlines and Hotels are offering substantial discounts to travelers.
    Show and explain these industries' behavior in the context of Chapter 4.
    Relate their behavior to at least two principles of economics learned in Chapter 1.
    2 extra credit points
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Chapter 8:  Extra Credit Questions

The following questions will be answered in class:
  1. What are the effects of taxes on the markets?
    2 extra credit points

  2. What is "Dead Weight Loss" and what are its determinants?
    2 extra credit points

  3. What are the differences between Supply Side economics and Demand Side economics?
    What are their tools?
    2 extra credit points

  4. What are VAT Taxes?
    What are Consumption Taxes?
    2 extra credit points

  5. What are the effects of taxes on labor?
    2 extra credit points

  6. Why are taxes on local phone services less distorting than taxes on long distance services?
    2 extra credit points
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Chapter 10:  Extra Credit Questions

The following questions will be answered in class:
  1. What is the difference between Nominal GDP and Real GDP?
    Which one is more important and why?
    2 extra credit points

  2. What are the components of GDP from an expenditure and from an income point of view?
    From an expenditure point of view, which item is the biggest contributor to GDP?
    2 extra credit points

  3. What is a GDP deflator?
    What is it used for?
    2 extra credit points

  4. What has been the recent rate of growth in this country?
    How do you compare it to the last US Administration?
    Explain factors which have caused such radical changes in GDP, compared to the past.
    How and why the past and current growth rate has influenced the monetary policy in this country?
    1 extra credit point for each question

  5. In the past, what rate of growth the Fed was comfortable with?
    Why?
    2 extra credit points

  6. What is the concept of "Wealth Effect" and how the Fed in its monetary policy from mid 1999 until mid 2000 utilized it? How can you apply this concept to current economic conditions?
    4 extra credit points
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Chapter 11:  Extra Credit Questions

The following questions will be answered in class:
  1. What are CPI and PPI?
    Theoretically, what kind of relationship exists between the two?
    2 extra credit points

  2. What are core CPI and core PPI?
    Why is so much attention paid to the core values?
    2 extra credit points

  3. What was the finding of the 1996 Commission of Economists about the calculation of CPI?
    What are the advantages and disadvantages of the new calculation?
    2 extra credit points

  4. In 1997-1998, the word "deflation" was all over the country.
    What is deflation and what factors contributed to it in 1997-1998?
    Is deflation good or bad for the economy?
    Do you think that currently the U.S. economy is experiencing a deflationary period and can it be beneficial to current economic conditions?
    2 extra credit points

  5. If an index of the general price level is 200, what is the corresponding purchasing power of the dollar?
    1 extra credit point

  6. If the purchasing power of a dollar is 85 cents, what is the general price index?
    1 extra credit point

  7. From mid 1999 until mid 2000 the Fed increased interest rates six times. Name and explain the factors behind such actions.
    2 extra credit points
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Chapter 12:  Extra Credit Questions

The following questions will be answered in class:
  1. What is the link between taxes and growth?
    Quantify it.
    2 extra credit points

  2. What factors stimulated growth during the Kennedy administration?
    2 extra credit points

  3. What factors contributed to growth during the Reagan administration?
    2 extra credit points

  4. What is a capital gains tax?
    Why do growth promoters push for a capital gains tax cut?
    2 extra credit points

  5. What are the two schools of thought for "thriving the economy"?
    What is the conclusion of the article "What Drives Growth" in respect to "thriving the economy"?
    4 extra credit points

  6. In the past what has been the role of productivity on inflation?
    Did it work?
    What did happen in 2000-01 which refuted the old argument about the New Economy?
    Name factors.
    What did the Fed do in 1999-2000?
    Why?
    What arguments did the supporters of the New Economy have about the Fed's actions?
    What has happened since then?
    Name current factors and Fed's actions.
    1 extra credit point each

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Chapter 13:  Extra Credit Questions

The following questions will be answered in class:
  1. What is the traditional view about budget deficit and its effects? The Clinton Administration subscribed to the traditional view while conservatives don't.
    Present both arguments.
    4 extra credit points

  2. How did the Clinton Administration utilize the budget surplus?
    2 extra credit points

  3. What kind of budget (surplus, deficit) now the US has?
    Why?
    2 extra credit points

  4. Technically, how the US budget can be balanced?
    2 extra credit points

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Chapter 15:  Extra Credit Questions

The following questions will be answered in class:
  1. What are the problems associated with the unemployment figures released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics?
    3 extra credit points

  2. What has been the trend of unemployment since 2001?
    Why?
    2 extra credit points

  3. How much is the unemployment rate now and what sector of the economy has been affected the most?
    2 extra credit points

  4. What is the conclusion of the article "Are Jobs Inflationary?" about the relationship between unemployment and inflation? Who has made such a conclusion in this article and what is his relationship with this course?
    3 extra credit points

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Chapter 16:  Extra Credit Questions

The following questions will be answered in class:
  1. Give a definition for each of the following financial instruments and provide the rate of return (interest rate) paid currently on each of them: Large Certificate of Deposit; Banker's Acceptance; Repurchase Agreement; Eurodollars; Treasury Bills; Treasury Notes; Treasury Bonds.
    1 extra credit point each

  2. Theoretically, what kind of relationship has existed between M2, Nominal Income and Inflation? In 1990s, M2 lost its value.
    Why? Explain in detail.
    2 extra credit points

  3. All other things constant, what is the Fed's action on interest rates when economy goes into recession and when it goes through expansion?
    Why?
    2 extra credit points

  4. Define the Federal Funds Rate, Discount Rate, and Prime Rate. Give their current rates.
    1 extra credit point each

  5. What did the Fed do with interest rates from May 1999 to mid June 2000?
    Why? Quantify the rates in question 4 at that time?
    1 extra credit point each

  6. What the Fed has done with interest rates from 2001 up to now?
    Why? Explain the factors. Currently how much are the three rates in question 4?
    1 extra credit point each

  7. Why the Fed's actions in 2001 was some how ineffective in jump-starting the economy?
    Name and explain the factors.
    3 extra credit points

  8. Theoretically how the investment community (stock and bond holders) reacts to Fed's moves on interest rates?
    Why? Explain.
    2 extra credit points
  9. What kind of policies the Fed has instituted recenlty and why?
    2 extra credit points

 


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