Art, baseball cards, coins, comic books, dolls, jewelry and stamps are just a few examples of the many things people collect. While some people collect for fun — others hope to profit. In this lesson, students explore how supply and demand influence the price of collectibles. They also evaluate speculation in collectibles as an investment option. They learn that collectibles are one of the riskiest ways people can invest their money.
Students learn about price-gouging. Using a hypothetical post-disaster example, they will learn more about supply and demand, as well as the complexities associated with price increases in a supply-constrained market.
In this lesson, students listen to an audio file about how the growing demand for workers in Iraq in May 2004 affected the job market, and how the effects of low growth in the supply of workers shaped companies' hiring practices and influenced Iraqi society.
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