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Help me find political and economic simulation games for 12-16 y.o.

As part of our schools enrichment program, I'd like to do an intro to global politics and economics for 12-16 year old students. As a culminating activity, I'd like to run a few different simulations to give the students a chance to put their new knowledge to work. More snowflake specifics inside. [more inside]
posted by _DB_ on Aug 27, 2014 - 8 answers

Is our global economy screwed?

So, how bad will the forecasted financial crisis be in 2013/eurogeddon? and what could be read to refute the total gloom and doom of these guys? And if the world economy starts sliding, what are the early signs before the shit really hits the fan?
posted by Issithe on Jun 20, 2012 - 12 answers

The world is ending, help me rack up debt!!

With the potential of a global economic collapse, should I cash out & take on lots of debt? [more inside]
posted by snow_mac on Aug 4, 2011 - 25 answers

Economic History beginning with the Ancient and Feudal

My understanding of economic history is rather poor. I couldn't even substantiate my primitive views of how the industrial first world's economy is structured, much less hold any views of how the economics of past communities were structured. So it's rather obvious that I would want to remedy this. [more inside]
posted by SollosQ on Dec 18, 2010 - 10 answers

Impact of the groundnut

Sources about social and economic impact of groundnut growing in Africa. Groundnut=Peanut [more inside]
posted by andykapahala on Nov 8, 2010 - 10 answers

I need a data visualization of poverty and literacy. Help!

How can I overlay global literacy and economic (poverty) data onto a map? [more inside]
posted by k8t on Sep 28, 2010 - 8 answers

Great social/economic infographics?

Infographics: How to visualize a country? [more inside]
posted by Tom-B on Jul 2, 2010 - 9 answers

Finding Economic Documentaries?

I've been enjoying economic documentaries lately. Help me find some more! [more inside]
posted by hylaride on Feb 25, 2010 - 14 answers

They want planning, they just don't know it yet.

Framing urban/regional planning as economic development, are there any great or just widely accepted numbers out there on this? [more inside]
posted by stormygrey on Feb 2, 2010 - 3 answers

International impact of Great Depression

What was the extent of the international impact of the American Great Depression compared to the economic crisis today? What are (scholarly) resources that might help answer this question?
posted by msk1985 on Oct 12, 2009 - 4 answers

Trying to better myself and feeling thwarted at every turn?

How do I get out of a career trap of my own making? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 30, 2009 - 8 answers

How has the process of renting an apartment in Brooklyn changed because of the economic crisis?

How has the process of renting an apartment in Brooklyn changed because of the current economic crisis? [more inside]
posted by airguitar2 on Jun 24, 2009 - 7 answers

Why are all the newspapers talking about libraries this weekend?

Why is the (supposed) story about libraries and the recession seemingly spontaneously appearing in every single newspaper this week? [more inside]
posted by crazyray on Feb 28, 2009 - 10 answers

How do many businesses selling the same things at the same prices stay in business without differentiating themselves or asking a lower price?

EconomicsFilter: how do many businesses selling the same things at the same prices stay in business without differentiating themselves or asking a lower price? [more inside]
posted by chrisinseoul on Jan 12, 2009 - 10 answers

Bubble down under

I'm looking for econometric analysis of the Australian housing market and the medium-term risk of a crash in prices. I'm particularly interested in information about Canberra house prices. Something like Calculated Risk, with lots of data and layman-level explanations of its probable import, would be perfect.
posted by Estragon on Dec 20, 2008 - 3 answers

Why don't I get my stimulus?

I'm a US citizen, while my wife is from Canada, and is in the US on a K3 visa while we work on getting her Green Card. The downside of this is that until she gets either that Green Card or a work permit, she can't be employed in the US. I filed my taxes as "Married Filing Jointly," and was informed that because she has an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number, rather than a Social Security Number, I would not be getting my "Economic Stimulus (Bush Bribe)" check. Does anyone understand the rationale here? Why does her status preclude my receiving my payment?
posted by mgrichmond on May 19, 2008 - 8 answers

Site that will help me, um, cite.... (ugh, I've got nothin')

[Attention-Citation-Officers-Filter]: I am clueless as to the proper way of citing financial documents in the course of my writing. The Chicago Manual of Style has left me high and dry. Hope me! [more inside]
posted by numinous on Mar 13, 2008 - 19 answers

Should I file my tax return before the passing of the stimulus package?

[TaxReturnFilter] Should I file my tax return before this economic stimulus package is passed through Congress? [more inside]
posted by stratastar on Jan 27, 2008 - 8 answers

How do you deal with the anxiety around the economic and global clusterfcuk?

How do you deal with the anxiety around the economic and global clusterfcuk? It's been keeping me awake for years, and increasingly so. I recycle, I write my representatives. I eat local, organic, take public transport.. I just can't not feel trapped and sometimes just completely terrified. [more inside]
posted by onanon on Nov 26, 2007 - 34 answers

Limit to growth

Why is economic growth necessary? [more inside]
posted by bluefrog on Apr 18, 2007 - 32 answers

What would happen with sanctions against America?

What would be the short and long term results of economic sanctions against America? [more inside]
posted by jon_kill on Apr 28, 2006 - 68 answers

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