Terms / Podcasts – ECON (CA #4 – Chapter 3 & 14)

In an effort to improve understanding of key terms in Economics I’ll post MP3 podcasts of “terms to study” regularly throughout the semester.  These terms will serve as a core for unit comprehension and exams.  Each is also listed in the classroom on the front whiteboard and will be targeted for class discussion.  When I place a numeral that corresponds to a particular class hour next to the term Unknown-2on the front board, I will assume that all students in that particular class hour understands the term.  Any student can veto my decision by simply raising their hand and asking for a clarification.   We will continue to work through the definition until that student is comfortable with the term.  However, once the class hour numeral is on the board, quizzes will be drawn from the corresponding term.   All quizzes are two terms 10 point essay answers (twenty point total) and are based on a working understanding of the word; that means you’ll be answering in essay format.

Quizzes will be often and unannounced.  So it is important for you to review your notes and the below podcasts regularly throughout the semester.  Terms will also serve as a basis for Unit Tests and the Final Exam.  Consequently a good way to review would be to listen to the podcasts.

Terms in blue have been podcasted. Merely go to the term and you will find the podcast in MP3 format.

WARNING – This  Unit is still under construction. Some of the terms are podcasted below.  Many others are in progress.  I apologize and will continue to update the rest as time allows.

In order to listen to the podcasts Go Blue.  Terms in blue have been podcasted – merely click the term and you will find the podcast.  My suggestion listen to it immediately after we have discussed the topic in class – add to your notes – and listen to it again.  As a review for the Common Assessments go through ALL of the terms.



14/ 1  What are Taxes

  • tax, revenue, base
  • individual income tax
  • sales tax
  • property tax
  • proportional tax
  • progressive tax
  • regressive tax
  • benefits received principle
  • ability to pay principle

14/ 2  Federal Taxes

  • W-2 forms – tax return
  • withholding
  • taxable income
  • deductions and exemptions
  • Social Security
  • 6.2% / $113,700 / 65 years old / means testing
  • Medicare
  • 1.45%
  • FICA

14/ 3  Federal Spending

14/ 4  State and Local Spending

  • operating budget
  • capitol budget
  • state expenditures (education, cops, roads, welfare)
  • state revenue (sales & income)
  • local taxes (property taxes)



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2 Responses to Terms / Podcasts – ECON (CA #4 – Chapter 3 & 14)

  1. Meaghan Braspenninx

    I could not get the podcasts to work. I don;t know if it was just the computer I was on or If something didn’t work right.

    • bobwoodmsu

      They have to blue to be a podcast…some of these things are not podcasted. My fault…go to the exam review a lot of the Econ terms are blue…