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Economics Journal Topics

Lesson Idea: Economics Journal Topics

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Journal topics can be another methods for students to learn about Economics. The following topics can be used in Economics courses.
  1. My latest economic decision was…
  2. To me, money is…
  3. The best way to use credit is…
  4. Pretend someone gave you a million dollars. What would you do with the money? Be specific.
  5. As a percentage of income, how much money should the government be able to take from you in taxes?
  6. Describe an item that you would like to buy but which you do not have the money for at this point. How might you legally earn the money to complete your purchase?
  7. Would you rather have the freedom to keep the money you earn or be required to give that money to others who earn less than you? Explain your answer.
  8. What company would you like to buy stock in? Explain your choice.
  9. Should charitable donations lower the amount of tax you owe to the government?
  10. According to the Law of Diminishing Marginal Returns, the pleasure you derive from an economic good will decrease over time. Explain an instance of this in your own life.
  11. How important is it to know your credit score as you get older? Explain your answer.
  12. What are your career goals? How much money do you really believe that you will make within 10 years of graduation?
  13. Think of a recent purchase you made with which you were unhappy. Why were you unhappy with it? Why did you purchase it in the first place?
  14. High school students should (have, not have) access to credit. Explain.
  15. Invent a product in your mind that you think would be a huge money maker. Describe it in detail.
  16. I am a (saver/spender) because…
  17. I believe that welfare is…
  18. My parent(s) or guardian(s) attitude about money is…
  19. Making money is…
  20. To which charity would you most likely give a donation? Explain your answer.

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