Goals, Tools, and Trends

Identify the goals of economic policy

Learning Activities

The learning activities for this section include:

  • Reading: Economic Policy
  • Reading: Federal Spending: Where Does the Money Go?
  • Video: Stop Freaking out About the Debt
  • Reading: Vox Cards: The Fed and the 2008 Financial Crisis
  • Reading: Vox Cards: Federal Taxes
  • Video: Wealth Inequality in America
  • Video: How Wealth Inequality Is Dangerous for America
  • Video: The Most Important Chart of 2014
  • Video: Jacob Hacker and Paul Pierson on Engineered Inequality
  • Video: The Scariest Chart in America
  • Video: Banned TED Talk: Nick Hanauer
  • Video: Fred Block: The Tenacity of the Free Market Ideology
  • Video: Mariana Mazzucato: The Entrepreneurial State
  • Video: End This Depression Now!

Take time to review and reflect on each of these activities in order to improve your performance on the assessment for this section.