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Smoothing the Path: Balancing Debt, Income, and Saving for the Future
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The life cycle model shows that saving for the future requires people to limit consumption during their working years and save so they will have a "nest egg" to draw on during retirement. Recent changes in how people save for retirement have shifted some responsibility from firms to individuals. Read more in the November 2014 issue.

Subject:
Economics
Social Science
Material Type:
Lesson
Reading
Provider:
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Provider Set:
Page One Economics
Author:
Scott A. Wolla
Date Added:
09/11/2019
Studies in Income and Wealth - Volume One
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This volume is the first in a series of studies by the Conference on Research in National Income and Wealth (CRIW). The selected papers in this volume are from the meetings of the American Economic and American Statistical Associations in December 1936, and from the second CRIW meeting in January 1937.

Subject:
Economics
Social Science
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
TeachingWithData.org
Provider Set:
TeachingWithData.org
Author:
Conference on Research in National Income and Wealth
Joseph H. Willits
Date Added:
11/07/2014
Tax Game
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The link between a set of taxes and income distribution is an important, but difficult, concept taught in economics principles courses. The Tax Game simulation requires a student to set tax rates for an income tax, a property tax, a wealth tax, a payroll tax, a corporate income tax, a sales tax,and an excise tax. The student can choose any rates he or she wishes, but must achieve a given revenue target.

Subject:
Business and Communication
Economics
Social Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Starting Point (SERC)
Author:
Betty J. Blecha
Date Added:
08/28/2012
Tax Incidence
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Use these slides to demonstrate the shifting tax burden and changes in tax revenue and deadweight loss when taxes are applied. Students have the opportunity to identify tax burden, revenue, and deadweight loss when slopes of supply and demand change.

Subject:
Economics
Social Science
Material Type:
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Provider Set:
Economic Lowdown Lessons
Date Added:
10/06/2014
Tax Refund Fees - Personal Finance 101 Conversations, Episode 18
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Refund anticipation checks are often offered by tax preparers as a way to get your tax refund faster than normal—especially if you don’t have a bank account. Also, some check-cashing stores and payday lenders are able to issue refund anticipation loans. This video takes a look at the costs of these options and suggests some cheaper alternatives.

Subject:
Economics
Social Science
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Provider Set:
Economic Lowdown Videos
Date Added:
09/11/2019
Tax brackets and progressive taxation
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A progressive tax system is a tax in which the percentage of taxes paid (the average tax rate) increases as income increases. Income is broken down into tax brackets, and each bracket's marginal tax rate increases as you move into higher brackets. Learn how to use tax brackets to calculate income tax in this video. Created by Sal Khan.

Subject:
Economics
Social Science
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Lesson
Provider:
Khan Academy
Provider Set:
Khan Academy
Author:
Sal Khan
Date Added:
07/27/2021
Taxes
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This lesson gives a brief overview of taxes. The powerpoint has links for additional information, a link for an online quiz, and a video. There is a crossword, key, and a word bank.  

Subject:
Finance
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Author:
Brittney Patterson
Date Added:
07/14/2023
Ten Myths About Government Debt
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Many people are concerned with growing national debt, but according to Professor Antony Davies of Duquesne University, there are a lot of misconceptions. In this lecture, Professor Davies explores ten common myths about inequality, covering everything from the causes of the debt to potential solutions.

Subject:
Economics
Social Science
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
Institute for Humane Studies
Author:
Antony Davies
Date Added:
10/31/2017
Understanding Taxes - Student Site
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Whether you're "on assignment" or just browsing the Web, this set of 38 Understanding Taxes student lessons has something for everyone. Divided into two content areas — the Hows of Taxes and the Whys of Taxes — The Hows of Taxes shows you how to apply tax principles, while the Whys of Taxes explains tax history and theory.

Subject:
Economics
Social Science
Material Type:
Lesson
Unit of Study
Provider:
Internal Revenue Service
Author:
Internal Revenue Service
Date Added:
05/03/2024
Unemployment Insurance: A Tried and True Safety Net
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Today, every state has an unemployment insurance program. This provides some income to qualified, unemployed workers who have lost their jobs through no fault of their own. But how did these programs begin and how does the federal-state partnership work? The December 2020 issue of Page One Economics®: Focus on Finance describes this partnership that began in 1935.

Subject:
Economics
Social Science
Material Type:
Lecture
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Reading
Provider:
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Provider Set:
Page One Economics
Date Added:
01/08/2021
Why Taxes are Important
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In this lesson, students discover what tax dollars are used for and evaluate which tax-funded community services they feel are important.These services include libraries, police and fire departments, roads, water/sanitation services,and schools.

Subject:
Economics
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Aujalee Moore
Date Added:
05/07/2024
Will Taxing the Rich Fix the Deficit?
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Many have suggested raising taxes on the richest Americans to help offset pay off the national debt. In this video, Professor Antony Davies of Duquesne University uses data to assess how much of a difference taxing the rich would make.

Subject:
Economics
Social Science
Material Type:
Lecture
Lesson
Provider:
Institute for Humane Studies
Author:
Antony Davies
Date Added:
10/31/2017