• US, China clobber each other with biggest sets of tariffs yet

    Posted by Pat Aroune on 9/24/2018 12:05:00 AM
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  • A.I. Diagnosing Lung Cancer

    Posted by Pat Aroune on 3/26/2018 1:00:00 AM

    We have discussed in class, the three factors of production necessary for goods and services, land, labor, and capital.  Utilizing the Techcrunch article, in the comments sevtion below, identify how these factors may be impacted as artificial intelligence continues to develop across the global economy?

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  • Janus v. AFSCME

    Posted by Pat Aroune on 2/27/2018

    WASHINGTON - For the third time in four years, the Supreme Court heard arguments Monday about a case that would deal a financial blow to public sector unions, a major political force in California and Democratic politics, nationally. And unlike the last two cases, the justices are likely to make a decisive ruling in Janus v. AFSCME, which hinges on the legality of unions fees for nonmembers.  Continue Reading Here

    Upon reading the article, in the comments section below,

    1.  Identify what are the different persepctives as you see them in the article.   

    2.  How does this benefit or harm the parties involved.

    Please be open to other points of views.

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  • Puierto Rico's Blackout

    Posted by Pat Aroune on 2/13/2018

    In class, we are currently watching the Discovery Channel's fictional video American Blackout.  Read the following article about the Blackout suffered in Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria.  In the comments section below, identify accurate parrallels between the fictional video and the real life story of Puerto Rico.

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  • California city to experiment with 'Universal Basic Income'

    Posted by Pat Aroune on 2/5/2018

    With the advent of artificial intelligence, and the increased difficulty in finding jobs that provide a level of income sufficient enough to provide for life. Several ideas have developed since the 1970s looking to develop a safety net called a Universal Basic Income.  Read the article about Stockton California and in the comment section, determine who would benefit from this idea, and what do you see as the strengths and weaknesses of such a minimum income.

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  • A Step-by-Step Guide to A Successful Job Search

    Posted by Pat Aroune on 1/31/2018

    Utilizing the Article written by Alison Doyle, found on the website The Balance, read her article and in the comments section, identify in your opinion, the strengths and weaknesses of the advice given in the article.  This will allow our class to begin a conversation about the subject of your personal finances throughout the semester.

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  • Trump Tax Reformm Debate: Where Do You Stand?

    Posted by Pat Aroune on 12/20/2017

    After listening to the debate in class, students are asked to read the article linked below from the New York Times.  Upon completion, students are to identify their position in the comment section.  Students must support their position with reason, logic, and facts.  We will discuss this in class.

    Six Charts That Help Explain the Republican Tax Plan

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  • Net Neutrality

    Posted by Pat Aroune on 12/15/2017
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  • The Only Cryptocurrency I Would Consider

    Posted by Pat Aroune on 11/7/2017

    Sean Williams: The Motley Fool

    This article was published November 27th and discusses the raging market of cryptocurrencies.  Please read the article, and in the comments section below, share your thoughts on the future of these types of currencies.

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  • The Vulernability of the U.S. Electrical Grid

    Posted by Pat Aroune on 9/20/2017

    Students are to utilize the resources below and answer in the comments section below the following questions.

     

    Why is the most powerful nation on the planet, so vulnerable to tremendous destruction, from an attack on our power grid?  What would you suggest we do as individuals and as a nation?

     

    Fox News on North Korean Nuclear Threat

     

    USA Today on Maleware Threat to US Electrical Grid

     

    Rueters Analysis of the Economics of an Attack on the Grid

     

    Secure the Power Grid

     

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  • Blackout Hits Northern Puerto Rico

    Posted by Pat Aroune on 2/12/2018 1:00:00 AM

    Read the following article Blackout Hits Puerto Rico.

    How does the information within the article compare with the story and plot line of the ficitonal discovery channel show, American Blackout that you viewed in class?  Is the information portrayed in the video, acurrately portray the economic effects of a blackout, given the crisis in Puerto Rico?

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