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This issue of Page One Economics: Focus on Finance explains how the Treasury Offset Program recovers taxpayer money from people who have received government benefits in error or by fraud and also recovers delinquent child support.
How does the economy get back on track when it’s off course? In this episode of The Economic Lowdown podcast series, you’ll learn about how the government uses fiscal policy to influence the economy.
In this lesson, students view a film segment from The Federal Reserve and You that introduces the Federal Reserve. Using an anticipation/reaction guide, students learn what the Fed is, what it does, and what its impact on the economy is.
Read about the Federal Reserve’s structure and key responsibilities as the citizens on Planet Novus work to develop their own central bank.
When Congress created the Federal Reserve System (our central bank), it made it both independent and accountable. The May 2020 issue of Page One Economics® describes the necessary balance between these objectives—and why independence matters for sound policymaking.
The May 2019 issue of Page One Economics reviews the previous framework for monetary policy, and then describes the Federal Reserve’s new strategy for influencing the federal funds rate and the broader economy.
This lesson helps your students understand the role of the Fed's Board of Governors through video, movement, and discussion.
GDP: Policy explains how GDP data are used in fiscal and monetary policy decisions.
High school social studies teachers, are you looking for some great resources for your economics and government courses to help your students understand fiscal and monetary policy? In this webinar, economic education experts point you to a variety of materials to enhance your instruction and better engage your students. The resources include print lessons and publications, infographics, videos, audios, online courses, and more!
Imagine it’s 1964. A hamburger is 15 cents, a new Mustang is $2,320, and gas to fill the tank is 27 cents a gallon. Prices have risen quite a lot since then. In the ninth episode of the Economic Lowdown Video Series, economic education specialist Scott Wolla explains what inflation is, what causes it, how it is measured, and the Federal Reserve’s goal for the inflation rate.