Economics

Economics, History, and the C3 Framework Workshop

Jim Crow segregation laws and the costs of racial segregation will be discussed during this webinar. Economic reasoning will be applied to explain why, in 1896, Homer Plessy failed in his attempt to have an important doctrine of racial segregation struck down while, in 1955, Rosa Parks and others like her succeeded. This webinar will help teachers show why integration improves overall well-being and how economic factors affect laws and social norms. 

Presenters: Dr. Tawni Ferrarini, Northern Michigan University 
Dr. Stephen Day, Virginia Commonwealth University 

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Economics, History, and the C3 Framework Workshop

Equip yourself with the knowledge and curriculum materials to help your high school students better understand U.S. History through the lens of economics.  Dr. Tawni Hunt Ferrarini, one of the authors of Focus: Understanding Economics in U.S. History,will demonstrate how economics provides the best framework for thinking about the policies and events that are part of our history.

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This health insurance CEO says the system is "complicated and it needs to be simplified"

David Cordani, CEO of Cigna Health Insurance, acknowledges it's a tumultuous time to be running a health insurance company. But "it's energizing because there's so much need and opportunity to drive change," he says. Most of Cigna's business is in the employer insurance market, but it does operate on a couple of state health care exchanges.
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