Consumer Debt

7 06 2011

Article 1, 2

Questions:

1. If you were Prime Minister of Canada, what would government do to help Canadians reduce personal debts?

2.If you had any of these three debts (student loans, mortgage debts and credit card debts or a combination of three debts) which one would you choose to pay off first? And explain?





Inflation, Interest Rates and Quantitative Easing

7 06 2011




 





Final Test

7 06 2011

This test will be a bit different from the previous tests.

Things that remain the same:

  • Open book
  • Sentence correction questions

Things that are different:

  • Shorter written answer questions that will not be provided in advance.  Each question out of 4 marks. There will be choice.
  • One other question, provided below, that everyone must answer.

Question:   Interest rates are at historical lows, governments around the world introduced large stimulus spending in late 2008 and early 2009, why is the global economy still so weak?

Marking Key

Marking Scheme

Criteria

Insufficient Evidence

Limited Evidence

Some Evidence

Considerable Evidence

High Degree of Evidence

2) Does the answer use appropriate models, graphs and examples to support arguments? (AP)

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4

3) Is the answer well-reasoned? Does it consider multiple perspectives and all available evidence? (TI)

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Current Events Participation

7 06 2011

This does not include any comments made on the blog on today’s presentations.  There are two more presentations tomorrow.

Susan 8 Alejandro Alex 7 Molly 3 Alexei 1 Benjamin 5 Dylan 10 Steven 8 Joey 6 Shahid 6 Na Hee 5 Christopher 9 Linda 6 Christopher 2 Maria 4 Kiruban 2 Heshani 6 Ilia 5 Noah 8 Mike 3 Petr 2 Dani 2 Dmytro 10 Carolyne 8 John 8 Ngodup 4 Kevin 2 Oleksandr 6 Lok-Hin 1





Money and Monetary Policy

7 06 2011

How Monetary Policy Works

A little Daily Show to start off…

Quantitative Easing

Two Views on Quantitative Easing





Temporary Workers

7 06 2011

Here is the article:

1. Do you think that temporary workers will benefit Canada’s economy? Why or why not?

2. Should the government regulate the number of temporary workers a company can have in relation to the number of permanent employees?