Assignments Economics History

Snowday @ Nordonia

Good Morning!

We have a snow day today @ Nordonia High School!

Here’s what that means for my classes, and students:

  • USHIST – homework 12.3 is still due tomorrow, and we’ll take a quiz! 12.4 is still due on Thursday.
  • ECON – reading for today is still due today. We’ll take the chapter 1 test first thing tomorrow. Please begin reading chapter 2 as well…

Economics For Leaders / FTE

Economics For Leaders by FTE

What Is It?

EFL teaches high school students how to integrate economics into the process of decision-making through a hands-on, experiential environment. Economics professors and leadership instructors, selected nationwide for their expertise and teaching effectiveness, lead classes that introduce students to “the economic way of thinking,” and help them develop an understanding of and skill in leadership. Students will also be challenged by creative decision-making simulations in which they apply the concepts learned in the classroom.

Sites and Dates

Programs are held on college campuses throughout the 2011 summer.

Click here to view sites and dates

What Does It Cost?

Lodging, meals, and materials are provided by the Foundation. The only expenses not covered are an administrative fee (site-specific, ranging from $125 – $500), transportation to and from the site, and incidental spending money.

Who Can Apply?

EFL is open to high school students who will complete their junior year in 2011.

Deadline to Apply

Applications will be accepted until March 4, 2011

via Blog | Valley Voyages | History through Innovation.

Economics etc. History

Guide to N.Y.C.’s 19th-Century Houses of Prostitution

Encyclopedic in breadth but compact enough for the vest pocket of a 19th-century gentleman on the go, the book was an insider’s guide to Manhattan, easily picked up at the newsstand before a night on the town, much the way tourists and local residents now consult a guidebook when they are in the mood for a memorable restaurant or meal.

Read the whole thing here: Guide to N.Y.C.’s 19th-Century Houses of Prostitution –

Economics etc.

Busting Docs Who Don’t Wash Their Hands –

January 25, 2011, 2:00 pm

Busting Docs Who Don’t Wash Their Hands


Here’s an interesting method of combating the hand-hygiene problem discussed at length in SuperFreakonomics: “A doctor enters a hospital room to examine a patient, but neglects to wash her hands. A special badge on her lab coat turns a deep shade of red as wireless computer components in the door, the soap dispenser and near the bed immediately relay information about the unwashed hands. The doctor is busted.” The system is part of an upcoming pilot program at the UMass Medical School, spearheaded by Elke Rundensteiner, a computer science professor at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. “It can track things in real time, and those things can easily be fixed — they can wash their hands,” says Rundensteiner. (HT: Eric M. Jones)

via Busting Docs Who Don’t Wash Their Hands –

Economics etc.

Quotes Uncovered: If at First… –

January 27, 2011, 3:00 pm

Quotes Uncovered: If at First…


I’m back to inviting readers to submit quotations whose origins they want me to try to trace, using my book, The Yale Book of Quotations, and my more recent research.

Les Hankes asked:

I have tried to find the origin of the following without success: “For all sad words of tongue and pen, The saddest are these, ‘It might have been.’” Thanks if you find something.

Assignments Economics

Econ / Reading: Foundations of Economic Analysis

This reading is due on Tuesday, 1/25/2011.

Foundations of Economic Analysis

There’s no assignment attached to this reading, other than reading itself. However, don’t make the mistake of skipping the introduction, as it  sets up most of the other readings we’ll do during the semester.