Oral/Written Presentation Topics

 

 

Unit 1

  1. The Opportunity Cost of Rising Gas Prices   Link 1 Link 2
  2. Behavioral Economics

 

Unit 2

  1. Mercantilism
  2. Physiocrats      Link 1 Link 2
  3. Why Capitalism Is Better Than Socialism      Link 1  Link 2
  4. The Moral Basis of Capitalism       Link 1
  5. The Merging of Communism and Capitalism and the State of the Chinese Worker
  6. Economic Case Study: The United Kingdom        Link 1 Link 2
  7. Economic Case Study:  Germany    Link 1    Link 2
  8. Why Socialism Failed in the United States
  9. The New Face of Swedish Socialism   Link 1     Link 2
  10. Latin America Shifts Left     Link 1 Link 2
  11. Socialism and Social Media
  12. Using the Financial Crisis to Build a Better World Economy
  13. The Lessons of Economic Transition: Soviet Russia and Communist China
  14. Socialism in Norway
  15. Will Socialism Make a Comeback?   Link 1  Link 2
  16. Russia’s Economy After the Fall Of CommunismLink 1    Link 2
  17. Danish People Seen As World’s Happiest. Connection to Socialism?

 

Unit 3

  1. Wisconsin Farmers in Crisis         Link 1 Link 2

 

  1.  Why Are Farmers Planting More Corn? Link 1  Link 2
  2. Increase in Metal Prices – Increase in Thefts Link 1    Link 2
  3. Why Pharmaceutical Price Controls Are Bad for Patients  Link 1     Link 2
  4. Cigarettes, Black Markets and Crime Link 1 requires PDF    Link 2
  5. Nation Wide Nursing Shortage  Link 1    Link 2 Link 3 
  6. Global Steel Shortage  Link 1         Link 2
  7. Nationwide Teacher Shortage Link 1      Link 2
  8. Oil Surplus? Link 1   Link 2
  9. Winter 2014 Propane Shortages  Link 1    Link 2

 

 

 

Unit 4

  1. The Role of Non-Profit Organizations in the US Economy
  2. The Pro’s and Con’s for Remaining a Private Company
  3. The Myth of American Productivity?
  4. The Economic Impact of Wal-Mart on the Local Economy    Link 1 Link 2    Link 3
  5. Costco’s Model is Paying Dividends   Link 1        Link 2 
  6. Farm Productivity      Link 1 Link 2
  7. How Pharmaceutical Companies Use the Food and Drug Administration to Further Their Agenda       Link 1 Link 2
  8. The Trouble With Corporate Subsidies    Link 1 Link 2
  9. Productivity and Sleep   Link 1      Link  2
  10. Changing the Corporation
  11. The Problem of Forced Arbitration    Link 1 Link 2
  12. Spanish Cooperative Model for American Companies?   Link 1   Link 2
  13. Corporations and the Elimination of the Right to file a Class Action Lawsuit
  14. American Legislative Exchange Council: Ghostwriting Law for Corporations  Link 1 Link 2
  15. Profits Up for Corporations, Down for Sole Proprietorships

 

 

Unit 5

  1. Are Efforts to Extend Patents and Copyrights Good for Business?    Link 1 Link 2
  2. As Cable Rates Rise, Companies Accused of Price Gouging   Link 1 Link 2
  3. Bring Back Antitrust Law?
  4. Mergers in the Beer Industry     Link 1 Link 2 Link 3
  5. Why Recent Attempts by ATT&T to Merge With T-Mobile and Direct TV Are Bad For Consumers       Link 1 Link 2
  6. A la Carte Cable TV?    Link 1      Link 2
  7. Telephone Industry Still Lacks Competition
  8. Why Are College Textbooks So Expensive?    Link 1    Link  2      Link 3
  9. Price Fixing in the Egg Market?   Link 1    Link 2
  10. Comcast and Time Warner Merging?     Link   1   Link  2
  11. Price Fixing in the E-Book Industry       Link 1 Link 2
  12. Airline Mergers  Link 1 Link 2
  13. Are Gas Prices Being Deliberately Manipulated?     Link 1 Link 2     Link 3
  14. Concentrated Markets Take Big Toll on the Economy
  15. Collusion in the Music Industry    Link 1 Link 2
  16. Who Owns the Media        Link 1         Link 2     Link 3
  17. Big Business Fighting the Use of Green Technology and Local Patents
  18. Major League Baseball and the Anti-Trust Exemption     Link 1  Link 2
  19. Apple, Google and Other Tech Companies in Wage-Fixing Cartel Involving Over One Million Employees

 

Unit 6

  1.  State of Union Membership    Link 1  Link 2
  2. Americans and Vacation Time    Link 1  Link 2
  3. Overtime Pay           Link 1       LInk 2 
  4. A Brief History of Concession Bargaining and Its Negative Impact on Workers
  5. Uninsured Charged More For Health Services   Link 1   Link 2  Link 3
  6. Recent National Labor Relations Board Decisions  Link 1   Link 2
  7. Worker’s Pensions at Risk   Link 1    Link 2    Link 3
  8. Background on the Employee Free Choice Act      Link  1     Link 2
  9. American Families Are Working Harder Than Ever      Link 1 Link 2
  10. Real Wages Fail to Keep Up With Rise in Productivity    Link  1  Link 2    Link  3
  11. Higher Health Care Costs   Link 1    Link  2
  12.   The Problem of Wage Theft for American Workers
  13.  Broken Laws, Unprotected Workers: Violations of Labor and Employment Laws In America
  14.   ALEC Fuels Race to the Bottom in Wages and Workers Rights
  15. A Moral Argument for an Increase in the Minimum Wage      Link 1 Link 2
  16. Counting the Cost of Gender Inequality
  17. How Wealth Creates Poverty     Link 1 Link 2
  18. Income Gap Grows     Link 1  Link 2  
  19. Why Inequality Matters
  20. Number of Millionaires and Billionaires Up   Link 1     Link 2     Link  3
  21. The State of Working Wisconsin 2014
  22. U.S.  Census Bureau Report on Poverty and Income
  23. Dental Care in Short Supply For Low Income Wisconsin Children
  24. An Introduction to TANF    Link 1 Link 2
  25. Wisconsin Poverty Rates Rise    Link 1      Link   2
  26. Can Cash Handouts Help the Poor and Reduce Inequality?   Link 1 Link 2
  27. Worldwide Inequality and Injustice
  28. Worker- CEO Pay Gap Widens      Link 1 Link 2
  29. $2.13 An Hour?  Why the Tipped Minimum Wage Has to Go      Link 1 Link 2
  30. The Impact of Wage Garnishment on Workers
  31.  The Influence of H1B Work Visas on the American Worker     Link 1      Link 2
  32.  Is Uber the Future of Work?  Maybe Not.
  33.  US Workers Being Laid Off- Forced to Train Their Replacements    Link 1  Link 2

 

 

Unit 7

  1. 1.  Private Prisons Offer Little in Savings
  2. Public Workers Make Less Money Than Private Counterparts   Link 1 Link 2
  3. Pro/Con Debate on Farm Subsidies   Link 1 Link 2    Link 3 
  4. 4.   The Public Library as a Unique American Institution
  5. The Problem of Protecting “The Commons”
  6. For-Profit Colleges Milking the Government?
  7. The Case Against Privatization   Link 1 Link 2
  8. The Cap and Trade Debate   Link 1 Link 2
  9. Deregulation Hasn’t Worked       Link 1  Link 2    Link 3
  10. The Benefits of Deregulation    Link 1   Link 2
  11. The Economic Value of Water Quality Link 1 Link 2
  12.   Professional Sport  Subsidies
  13. Hardship and Promise on the Rural Great Plains (just read “executive summary”)
  14. How the NFL Fleeces Taxpayers

 

Beginning for Second Oral/Written  Presentation Topic 

Unit 8

  1. Understanding Bear and Bull Markets
  2. Elections and the Stock Market      Link 1  Link  2
  3. Cost of Stock Market Corruption    Link 1 Link 2
  4. The Stock Market Crash of 1929    Link  1     Link  2
  5. Dividends:  A Sign of Confidence
  6. A Better Way to Measure the Economy Than GDP?   Link 1  Link 2 
  7. Tort Reform and the Economy
  8. American Business Over Reliance on Foreign Guest Workers   Link 1 Link 2
  9. The Connection Between Defense Spending and Manufacturing Jobs
  10. Deer Hunting’s Impact on Unemployment and the Economy    Link 1 Link 2   Link 3  
  11. The Low Wage Recovery
  12. Laws That Prohibit the Unemployed From Applying For Jobs    Link 1 Link 2
  13. A Modern Marxist View of Unemployment
  14. Why the Rich Love High Unemployment
  15. Black Male Joblessness In Milwaukee       Link 1Link 2
  16. The Economy is Worse Than Reported: Economic Statistics Manipulated
  17. Is Long Term Unemployment Influenced by Technology Replacing Human Labor?
  18. A Shorter Work Week For the Unemployed  Link 1  Link 2 
  19. Increase in the Use of Temp Agencies  Link 1   Link 2
  20. 1923 Hyperinflation in Germany
  21. Is the U.S. on the Verge of Deflation?    Link 1   Link  2
  22. Is the U.S. Economy Stagnating?    Link  1 Link  2
  23. Can the Fed Engineer Higher Unemployment and Inflation?
  24. Teen Unemployment and the Minimum Wage   Link 1     Link 2
  25. Welcome to the “Gig” Economy Where Everyone is Their Own Boss

 

Unit 9

  1. Tax Cheating at Enron       Link 1 LInk 2
  2. Corporate Tax Shelters    Link 1 Link   2
  3. Expansion of the Use of TIF Districts  Link 1    Link 2  Link 3
  4. Understanding How Medicare Is Under Attack   Link 1 Link 2    Link 3
  5. Highway Tolls?  Link 1  Link   2    Link 3
  6. Reaganomics?      Link  1 Link  2
  7. State Banks Avoid Paying Taxes    Link 1 Link 2
  8. Flat Tax: Pro and Con   Link 1        Link 2  Link 3    Link 4
  9. Five Tax Fallacies Invented by the 1%
  10. “Shelf” Companies and Corporate Secrecy all Found in a Small House in Wyoming
  11. Tax Burden of Wisconsin Residents   Link 1   Link 2
  12. Pro’s and con’s to Taxpayers Bill of Rights   Link  1  Link  2   Link 3
  13. Why Corporate Tax Avoidance is Harmful   Link 1 Link 2    Link 3
  14. Wisconsin Business Taxes Below Average     Link 1 Link 2    Link 3
  15. Internet Sales Tax?   Link 1    Link 2       Link 3 
  16. The Myths and Realities of the Alternative Minimum Tax   Link 1 Link 2
  17. Is the Social Security System in Trouble?    Link 1    Link 2
  18. Are Progressive Taxes and Higher Taxes Better?    Link 1 Link 2
  19. Wind, Solar Energy Built on Tax Breaks  Link 1 Link 2
  20. Who Benefits From Capital Gains Tax Reductions?
  21. Two of Three Corporations in Wisconsin Pay No Income Tax    Link 1     Link 2
  22. Keynesian Case For Sustained Government Spending to Help the Economy
  23. The Price of Hiding Private Wealth Offshore to Countries
  24. Corporate Tax Dodgers     Link 1 Link 2
  25. CEO Pay Subsidized by the Taxpayers?   Link 1   Link 2
  26. The Tax Haven Racket
  27. Local Governments Pay a High Price for Offering corporations Tax Breaks
  28. Common Wealth and the “Entirely Self-Made Myth”
  29. The Taxpayer’s Cost of Divorce and Unwed Childbearing     Link 1 Link 2
  30. Corporate Tax Incentives to Move US Jobs Overseas    Link 1   Link 2
  31. The Corporate Tax Shell Game: How Companies Make Billions by Moving Jobs From One State to Another
  32. How Corporations Avoid Paying Income Taxes 
  33. Farms Owned by the Wealthy Provide Massive Tax Shelter
  34. Corporations Call For a Repatriation of Taxes    Link 1 Link 2
  35. Cutting Taxes on the Rich Doesn’t Improve the Economy
  36. Nine Things the Rich Don’t Want You to Know About Taxes
  37. Reforming Taxation to Promote Growth and Equity
  38. Can Printing and Injecting Money Into the Economy Help Reduce the Deficit and Stimulate Economic Growth?    Link 1      Link 2

 

 

Unit 10

  1. Personal Bankruptcies in the United States      Link 1    Link  2
  2. Student Loan Debt Bubble?   Link 1 Link 2   Link 3
  3. Recession Continues to Batter State Budgets
  4. Effects of the Bankruptcy Law Reform of 2005    Link 1     Link 2
  5. Personal Debt in the United States    Link  1     Link  2
  6. Future Problems for U.S. Economy Due to Running Federal Deficits
  7. Does Home Ownership Really Benefit Low Income Families?   Link 1 Link 2
  8. 138 Years of History Show that Private Debt Causes Depressions
  9.   National Debt Makes US Vulnerable     Link 1 Link 2
  10. If Corporations and the Rich Paid 1960’s Taxes, the Debt Would Go Away  
  11. What If China Stop Finances Our Debt?     Link 1 Link 2
  12. What Is the Debt Ceiling, And Why Should It Matter?  Link 1 Link  1    Link 2

13.

 

Unit 11

  1. The Financial Bailout: The Greatest Swindle Ever Sold
  2. Trouble in the Housing Market  Link 1    Link 2 
  3.  Credit Unions v. Banks     Link 1 Link 2
  4. Currency Devaluation and Economic Growth  Link 1    Link 2
  5. Which Bank is the Worst?
  6. Microcredit:  Grameen Banks in Bangladesh
  7. Payday Loans     Link 1 Link 2
  8. Predatory Lending     Link 1    Link 2
  9. How the European Banks Destroyed the Country of Greece
  10. Credit Card Act of 2009    Link 1 Link 2
  11. The Benefits of Local Currencies
  12. The Role of the Repo Market in the 2008 Crash
  13. The Federal Reserve:  Enemy of America?
  14. Debunking the Myths That the Federal Reserve is Unconstitutional
  15. How You Finance Goldman Sachs’ Profits
  16. Are Financial Markets Being Manipulated?  Link 1     Link 2
  17. Too Big To Fail Banks Have Grown Bigger    Link 1 Link 2               
  18. North Dakota’s State Bank and Avoiding the Economic Downturn   Link 1 Link 2
  19. Home Foreclosures in the United States     Link 1 Link  2     Link 3 
  20. Are European Countries Losing Their Ability to Rule Themselves to the Banks?    Link 1 Link 2
  21. Secrets and Lies of the Wall Street Bailout
  22. The Financial Sector Wages War Against the Economy  Link 1   Link 2
  23. Trillion Dollar Coin to Solve Debt Crisis?
  24. Why Bankers Rule the World:  It’s the Interest!
  25. How Derivatives Threaten Your Bank Account
  26. The “Cigarette = Money” World War II POW Camp Debate
  27. What Are “Bitcoins”?    Link 1  Link 2
  28. Currency Wars?    Link 1 Link 2
  29. Bank Bail-ins and Can Banks Confiscate Your Deposits

30  FBI Investigates Fraud Against Banks, But Not Fraud Committed by Banks

  1. Should the Post Office Serve as a Local Bank?    Link 1 Link 2
  2. Decline in the US Dollar, Rise of the BRICS?
  3. Federal Reserve Actions and Stripping Local Governments of Their Assets
  4.  M-Pesa and Mobile Money in Keyna      Link 1     Link 2

 

Unit 12

  1. Lies, Damn Lies, and Export Statistics:  How Corporate Lobbyists  Distort Record of Flawed Trade Deals
  2. Pro Out-Sourcing Jobs Articles   Link 1 Link 2
  3. Anti-Outsourcing Jobs Article
  4. U.S. Imposes Tariffs on Chinese Solar Panels    Link 1 Link  2
  5. The Reshoring of American Jobs   Link 1   Link 2

 

  1. Bolivian Alliance for the Americas
  2. NAFTA at Twenty Years:  A Positive Viewpoint
  3. NAFTA at Twenty Years:  A Negative Viewpoint   Link 1 Link 2
  4. Maquiladoras    Link 1 Link 2   
  5. U.S. Trade Deficit:  What Are We All Buying?
  6. U.S. – China Trade Issues
  7. Farmers in India Commit Suicide by the Thousands Over Free Trade   Link 1     Link 2
  8. U.S. Cotton Subsidies Cost West Africa Millions      Link 1 Link 2
  9. History of Sanctions (embargos) Show Most Don’t Work   Link 1 Link 2
  10. Globalization and Democracy:  The Basics
  11.  Consequences of the Dollar Declining
  12. Food Crisis in Mexico and Increased Immigration      Link 1 Link 2
  13. A Women’s Declaration to the G8: Support Real Solutions to the Global Food Crisis
  14. How Modern Economies Became Strong Through Protectionism, not Free Trade
  15. U.S. Considering Debt Relief For Poor Countries
  16. Masterlock Reassessing It’s Chinese Production
  17. Breakup of the Eurozone?   Link 1 Link 2
  18. Should the IMF Be Put on Trial For Ruining Developing Countries Economies?
  19. Trans Pacific Partnership Trade Treaty     Link 1 Link 2
  20. The Reconlonization of America: American Workers Seen as Low Wage
  21. Free Trade and the Unrestricted Flow of Capital: How Billionaires Get Rich and Destroy the Rest of Us

 

 

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