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"Closer to Free" by The BoDeans
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This flash animation for the song "Closer to Free" describes the Economic Freedom of the World index, provides a summary of countries with high and low values of the index, and highlights the importance of economic freedom in a country's standard of living.

Subject:
Business and Communication
Economics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lecture
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Teaching and Learning Economics (SERC)
Author:
Linda Ghent
Date Added:
08/28/2012
Gross Domestic Product
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GDP data are among the most important economic data available for measuring economic growth, but measuring the output of a large, dynamic economy is a complex task. In this podcast, hear what GDP measures, how it is calculated, how it is useful in determining whether and how quickly the economy is growing, and how GDP can be used as indicator of standard of living.

Subject:
Economics
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
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Economic Lowdown Podcasts
Date Added:
10/08/2014
Introduction to Sociology 2e
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Introduction to Sociology 2e adheres to the scope and sequence of a typical, one-semester introductory sociology course. It offers comprehensive coverage of core concepts, foundational scholars, and emerging theories, which are supported by a wealth of engaging learning materials. The textbook presents detailed section reviews with rich questions, discussions that help students apply their knowledge, and features that draw learners into the discipline in meaningful ways. The second edition retains the book’s conceptual organization, aligning to most courses, and has been significantly updated to reflect the latest research and provide examples most relevant to today’s students. In order to help instructors transition to the revised version, the 2e changes are described within the preface.

Subject:
Social Science
Sociology
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
OpenStax College
Date Added:
02/01/2012
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Introduction to Sociology 2e, Social Stratification in the United States, Social Stratification and Mobility in the United States
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Understand the U.S. class structureDescribe several types of social mobilityRecognize characteristics that define and identify class

Subject:
Social Science
Sociology
Material Type:
Lecture Notes
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
OpenStax College
Author:
Audra Kallimanis
Date Added:
06/24/2020
Introduction to Sociology 2e, Social Stratification in the United States, Social Stratification and Mobility in the United States
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Understand the U.S. class structureDescribe several types of social mobilityRecognize characteristics that define and identify class

Subject:
Social Science
Sociology
Material Type:
Module
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
OpenStax College
Date Added:
11/15/2016
One Hen: How One Small Loan Made a Big Difference
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Students learn the definition of entrepreneurship and are introduced to the characteristics of entrepreneurs. Students are asked to apply these characteristics to themselves and people in their own communities by completing a story pyramid and then writing a short story that demonstrates how entrepreneurial activity can contribute to higher standards of living.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Economics
Material Type:
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Reading
Provider:
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Provider Set:
Economic Lowdown Lessons
Author:
Todd Zartman
Date Added:
09/11/2019
Principles of Macroeconomics 2e
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Principles of Macroeconomics 2e covers the scope and sequence of most introductory economics courses. The text includes many current examples, which are handled in a politically equitable way. The outcome is a balanced approach to the theory and application of economics concepts. The second edition has been thoroughly revised to increase clarity, update data and current event impacts, and incorporate the feedback from many reviewers and adopters.Changes made in Principles of Macroeconomics 2e are described in the preface and the transition guide to help instructors transition to the second edition.

Subject:
Social Science
Economics
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
OpenStax College
Date Added:
06/29/2017
Principles of Macroeconomics 2e, The Macroeconomic Perspective, How Well GDP Measures the Well-Being of Society
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By the end of this section, you will be able to:Discuss how productivity influences the standard of livingExplain the limitations of GDP as a measure of the standard of livingAnalyze the relationship between GDP data and fluctuations in the standard of living

Subject:
Applied Science
Economics
Material Type:
Module
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
OpenStax College
Date Added:
09/20/2018
Principles of Macroeconomics 2e, The Macroeconomic Perspective, Introduction to the Macroeconomic Perspective
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This module covers:Measuring the Size of the Economy: Gross Domestic ProductAdjusting Nominal Values to Real ValuesTracking Real GDP over TimeComparing GDP among CountriesHow Well GDP Measures the Well-Being of Society

Subject:
Economics
Material Type:
Module
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
OpenStax College
Date Added:
09/20/2018