Topic: Economics

The income gap  illustrated with candy corn

Current Event October 31, 2013

The Income Gap, Illustrated with Candy Corn

Civics/Government Economics Elementary Mathematics

In the last 30 years the rich have become richer. Lower-income earners gained 18%, the middle class earned 40%, and the top 1% of wage earners gained 275%. What's a good way to illustrate to students how the gap as widened? Candy Corn! Listen to this story to hear an audio graph of the income gap. Then discuss with students what it means for an economy and society with a large income gap and possible alternatives to redistribute wealth more evenly.

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Lebron james 2

Current Event January 28, 2013

The Economics of the NBA

Economics Mathematics

Is LeBron James underpaid? Listen to this story to hear why economists think he is. Then return here to analyse the numbers with these questions.

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