Economics Book Club for Teachers–Ongoing
An economics book club for teachers of all grades in Tucson and southern Arizona, funded by TRBF. Participants read titles selected by the group and then meet to discuss and share ideas for classroom application, under the facilitation of Virginia Stanek, retired high school economics teacher.
Please be aware that in keeping with the original purpose and intent of the TRBF Economics Book Club, teachers will be admitted as long as they are in contract teaching positions, with admission preference given to teachers who are teaching economics and/or social studies at any grade level.
Boomerang: Travels in the New Third World by Michael Lewis
TRBF ECONOMICS BOOK CLUB
November 9, 2017
5:45 – 7:30 p.m.
Boomerang is Michael Lewis’s brilliant investigation of bubbles beyond our shores and is the story of the unraveling of economies across the planet between 2002 and 2008. What lies ahead?
“Michael Lewis’s investigation of bubbles beyond our shores is so brilliantly, sadly hilarious that it leads the American reader to a comfortable complacency: oh, those foolish foreigners. But when he turns a merciless eye on California and Washington, DC, we see that the narrative is a trap baited with humor, and we understand the reckoning that awaits the greatest a debtor nations.”
Economic Concepts: Scarcity, Decision Making, Money and Inflation, Markets and Prices, Incentives, Allocation, Institutions, Bubbles, Role of Government and Market Failure, Government Failure