Apr 13 2007

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“It really boils down to this: that all life is interrelated. We are all caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied into a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. We are made to live together because of the interrelated structure of 
reality. Did you ever stop to think that you can’t leave for your job in the morning without being dependent on most of the

 world? You get up in the morning and go to the bathroom and reach over for the sponge, and that’s handed to you by a Pacific islander. You reach for a bar of soap, and that’s given to you at the hands of a Frenchman. And then you go into the kitchen to drink your coffee for the morning, and that’s poured into your cup by a South American. And maybe you want tea: that’s poured into your cup by a Chinese. Or maybe you’re desirous of having cocoa for breakfast, and that’s poured into your cup by a West African. And then you reach over for your toast, and that’s given to you at the hands of an English-speaking farmer, not to mention the baker. And before you finish eating breakfast in the morning, you’ve depended on more than half the world. This is the way our universe is structured, this is its interrelated quality. We aren’t going to have peace on Earth until we recognize this basic fact of the interrelated structure of all reality. ” Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 1967

This blog is authored by Economics teachers aiming to clearly communicate economic principles to readers, referencing current news events, with the purpose of making the study of economics relevant, entertaining, and interesting at the same time. The blog’s primary audience is economics teachers and students, however, all readers are invited to participate in the discussion that go on through comments.

If you’re interested in becoming an author for this blog, please email Jason Welker at welkerswikinomics@gmail.com

About the authors

Jason Welker teaches International Baccalaureate and Advanced Placement Economics at Zurich International School in Switzerland. In addition to publishing various online resources for economics students and teachers, Jason developed the online version of the Economics course for the IB and is has authored two Economics textbooks: Pearson Baccalaureate’s Economics for the IB Diploma and REA’s Macroeconomics Crash Course. Jason is a native of the Pacific Northwest of the United States, and is a passionate adventurer, who considers himself a skier / mountain biker who teaches Economics in his free time. He and his wife keep a ski chalet in the mountains of Northern Idaho, which now that they live in the Swiss Alps gets far too little use.

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Andrew McCarthy is am an International School educator based in Singapore, who specialises in teaching Economics and leading change in a 1:1 Apple laptop environment. He enjoys teaching the International Baccalaureate curriculum and has taught the Diploma Economics course to both Higher and Standard Level students. Previously Andrew taught in New Zealand as a Geography and Economics teacher and eLearning coach. He is an adventurous New Zealander, who enjoys running, travelling and spending time with friends and family. Andrew is currently the head of Educational Technology at the United World College of Southeast Asia.

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  1. John Gangion 28 Oct 2008 at 11:57 am

    Great Site!! I have already bookmarked it on my Eclassroom for my DP students to check out.

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