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Velocity of money (VOM) is the frequency with which a unit of money is spent on new goods and services. It is a far better indicator of economic activity than GDP, consumer prices, the stock market. VOM is calculated by simply dividing GDP by a given money supply. In just four short years, our “enlightened” policy-makers have slowed money velocity to depths never seen in the Great Depression.

People working vs Money velocity

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Production and Consumption: Economics Lesson

PRODUCTION and CONSUMPTION ECONOMICS ACTIVITIES~ These easy-to-use, no-prep, printables are great to introduce or review goods and services. Companion products also available. #economics #production #consumption #activities #printables $

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Personal Finance for Teens Unleashed - Fun with Stock Data & Choosing Stock

A great companion to any stock game - This bundle contains 3 hands-on lessons and presentations. Step-by-step student directions on how to find a stock and how to analyze stock data are reviewed. The Having Fun with Stock Data presentation is peppered with questions for students to investigate as they follow along. It also contains links to video clips and charts that reinforce learning. As a culminating activity students are required to analyze on-line stock data and make stock selections.

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Real-Life Problem-Solving Activity, Use with Any Unit that Deals w/Poverty, CCSS

Click here for a compelling Common Core-aligned lesson that works great with any novel or history unit dealing with poverty or social class.

Greek Capital Controls Begin: Greek Banks, Stock Market Will Not Open On Monday ---- In other words, Greek speculators (and of course, those depositors who were dumb enough to still have money in local banks) just got CYNK'd - you can buy stocks all you want, but if the market is about to fall out of the bottom, you simply are not allowed to sell. Which, incidentally, is coming to every centrally-planned, banana "market" near you...

Awesome Supply and Demand Activity- The Pearl Exchange

The Destabilizing Truth: Only The Wealthy Can Afford A Middle Class Lifestyle --- The top 10% takes home 51% of all household income, the highest recorded level ever.

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Economics Unit for Kids

A KID-FRIENDLY & FUN 24 page economics learning pack for your students! This pack includes learning posters, printables, activities, and a cumulative project idea. Engage kids by learning the concepts of economics in a colorful and meaningful way! :) There are easily enough activities and learning packed into this unit for two to three weeks of lesson plans for your economy unit.

Source: MECEP’s analysis found that in general every $100 spent at locally owned businesses generates an additional $58 in local impact. By comparison, $100 spent at a representative national chain store generates $33 in local impact. Stated differently, MECEP found that money spent at local businesses generates as much as a 76% greater return to the local economy than money spent at national chains. These findings are consistent with similar studies conducted in other states and…