The New Economics of the 2020 Elections on November 2, 2019 in Denver


The New Economics of the 2020 Elections on November 2, 2019 in Denver

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The New Economics of the 2020 Elections
November 2, 2019 | Denver | Accredited

From President Trump’s call for loose monetary policy, to Representative Ocasio-Cortez’s thoughts on higher tax rates, to promises of a New Green Deal, politics seems to be calling for a new economic framework. Implied by this call for a new economic framework is a critique of more traditional economic models. But are the new models, like Modern Monetary Theory, really new? What does the evidence show about the failure of old models and potential risks of the new models? Is it time to leave the economic worlds of Adam Smith, John Maynard Keynes, and Milton Friedman behind? Join us as we explore the details of these new challenges to the economic consensus – how would they work, whether they will/would work in the ways their proposers anticipate, and the potential unintended consequences on the rest of the country and the economy as a whole. Connections to Economics and Civics standards at Middle School and High School.

Grades: Secondary Teacher Focus (grades 6-12)
Location: Denver, TBD
Time: 8:30 am to 4:00 pm
Fee: $25 class fee*
Optional Credit: ½ UCCS ECON 6310 or 6320 Graduate Credit Hour, $50. Credit is good for Certificate in Economic Education or in Personal Financial Literacy Education, but not both.
Faculty: Dale DeBoer, PhD, Professor, University of Colorado Colorado Springs; and mentor teacher Richard Trinkner, Boulder High School, Boulder
Includes: Light breakfast, lunch

$50 & $100 Teacher Travel Stipends Are Available

Economic Literacy Colorado is offering a travel stipend for active COLORADO teachers. Fill out a form (provided at the class) and we will send you a check upon mileage verification. Receive $50 when you drive over 75 miles one way or $100 when you drive over 200 miles one way. One stipend per carpool please.
REGISTRATION GUIDELINES: We try to identify the best fit for our open enrollment classes, usually by the kinds of resources and pedagogy included in the class. However, it is our STRONG belief that the content from any of these classes is valuable for the professional development of any teacher, will enhance the understanding of ALL teachers, and will inspire creative applications in individual classrooms. We encourage teachers of all grade levels to attend any of our classes.
*REFUND POLICY: Registration cancellations must be requested 10 business days prior to the class start date; otherwise registration fees will be forfeited.