Tag Archives: Economics

Coronavirus and the Economy

Coronavirus and the Economy How COVID-19 has affected the economy Since March, the US economy has been greatly affected by COVID-19. Unemployment levels have skyrocketed. According to a study by the University of California, as much as one-third of the US economy may be shut down and real unemployment levels …

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Steve Grove brings Silicon Valley back home

Minnesota ranks 47th in the country in terms of racial integration and 44th for progress in addressing this issue. These stats are exactly what new Commissioner of Employment & Economic Development of Minnesota Steve Grove is trying to remedy. Grove is a Minnesota native turned Google News Lab director who …

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Robots taking jobs?

Students factor rise of technology into future careers “My neighbor. . .lost his job to outsourcing and automation, kind of a combination,” said economics teacher David Hoffner. “The idea, in economics, is that [when that happens] you need to retrain, you need to get educated. Learn more skills. And he …

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Small business, big screen

In the era of Netflix and megaplexes, an independent cinema in Columbia Heights gives audiences a classic moviegoing experience Tom Letness dimmed the lights hanging from the movie theater’s chandeliers and waited for the audience to quiet. He pushed a small DVD labelled “Spotlight, 2015” into a disk drive and …

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Day 30 Taxes and Playing Cards

In economics, students role play the need for taxes using playing cards. Photo by Maddie Binning.

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Day 15 Economics

Economics teacher David Hoffner speaks about factors of production. Photo by Maddie Binning.  

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College values

Molded, taught and indebted: Redefining the value of colleges in an age dominated by price tags Consider this: would you rather be modeled or molded? Trained or taught? In debt or indebted to an institution that has provided you with all the tools necessary to be successful, responsible and thoughtful …

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Marketing strategies used at Christmas

Turning holiday no-no-no’s into ho-ho-ho’s: Marketing strategies that sell Christmas Alarm set for 2:00 am. Check.  Clothes set out in advance. Check. Credit cards in the wallet. Check. On your mark. You’re ready. Set. Go shopping from 3:00 am – 6:00 am for exclusive early shopping 50% bonus discounts at …

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Facing climate change

Scientists agree on climate change, so why doesn’t America? “Ninety-seven percent of all climate scientists agree that the evidence is overwhelming that there is a human component to global climate change,” meteorologist Paul Huttner said. When 97 percent of a group of specialized scientists agree, they’re probably right. Why then, …

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