February 28, 2009

In the News

Posted in GDP, Unemployment at 8:36 pm by davidprudente

Here are a couple of stories from The New York Times that are informative and telling about our economic future. The first discusses the revised GDP numbers from the 4th quarter of 2008 and the second is an op-ed about unemployment.

February 25, 2009

For those of you who missed it

Posted in Fiscal Policy, Presidential Addresses tagged at 5:45 pm by davidprudente

February 19, 2009

Did You Know

Posted in Uncategorized at 8:18 pm by davidprudente

A worthwhile video to help understand the world you are walking into.

February 12, 2009

Bonds

Posted in Bonds, Savings & Investment at 5:04 pm by davidprudente

Here’s some reading for Stephanie…and the rest of you from the New York Times. An interesting story about NY municipal bonds that are about to reach their maturity date after 135 years.

bonds

February 11, 2009

The Paradox of Thrift

Posted in Savings & Investment at 5:29 pm by davidprudente

Here’s a timely article from The New York Times regrading savings.

February 7, 2009

Productivity & Growth

Posted in Uncategorized, Unemployment at 1:51 pm by davidprudente

I handed out an outline for chapter 24 on Friday. However, you can download it here: chapter-24-outline.

In addtion, we discussed unemployment and examined a couple of interesting web sites. Check out this interactive site at MSNBC. It’s pretty interesting to see how the unemployment rate has changed over the past 18 months.

The Unit exam for chapters 22, 23, 24, & 26 will be on Wednesday. Enjoy your weekend.