Taxes:

View the following presentations and answer the questions below by Friday, May 30th:

Questions:
1. How did taxes begin in the United States?
2. Provide some examples of tax resistance both currently and historically.
3. Why do we have to pay taxes?
4. What is your AGI, and how is it calculated?
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Stock Journal (Week 5)

In a comment to this post reflect on your stock market project.  How is your portfolio performing?  How are  you choosing which stocks to buy and sell?  How has the performance of your stocks compared to your expectations?  What have you learned about how markets function?  Please post your comment by Friday, May 30th.

Government Spending:

View the following presentation and answer the questions below by Friday, May 23rd:

Questions:
1. What is the difference between mandatory and discretionary spending.  Provide some specific examples of each.
2. What is pork-barrel spending? What are earmarks?  Provide some specific examples of each.
3. Do you feel entitlement programs are a necessary part of government spending?  Why or why not?
4. How does government spending influence macroeconomic indicators?

Stock Journal (Week 4)

In a comment to this post reflect on your stock market project.  How is your portfolio performing?  How are  you choosing which stocks to buy and sell?  How has the performance of your stocks compared to your expectations?  What have you learned about how markets function?  Please post your comment by Friday, May 23th.

Inflation:

View the following presentation and answer the questions below by Thursday, May 22rd:

Questions:
1. What is inflation?
2. How is the price index used to calculate inflation?
3. Identify and describe some causes and types of inflation.
4. How would you describe deflation and stagflation?
5. Who are the winners and losers of inflation?  Explain your answer.

Stock Journal (Week 3)

In a comment to this post reflect on your stock market project.  How is your portfolio performing?  How are  you choosing which stocks to buy and sell?  How has the performance of your stocks compared to your expectations?  What have you learned about how markets function?  Please post your comment by Friday, May 8th.

Money Supply:

View the following presentation and answer the questions below by Thursday, May 22rd:

Questions:
1. How do banks create money?
2. What are the primary functions of the Federal Reserve?
3. How does the FED regulate the money supply?
4. What is the discount rate? How is the discount rate related to the FED and the money supply of the United States?