Students examine tradeoffs and profit- maximization decisions in the case study of Kaiser Aluminum, which decided to shut down aluminum production in favor of reselling electricity.
Even the savviest consumer has a problem with a good or service on occasion. It is a consumer’s right to complain when there is a genuine problem. In some situations, it is also a consumer’s responsibility. A problem can’t be fixed if no one knows it exists. In this series of three lessons, students learn how to effectively seek redress for a consumer problem. In the first lesson, they are given tips for seeking redress from a seller of a good or service via personal visits, telephone calls an letters. They write a letter in an effort to resolve a consumer problem they or someone they know has experienced. Lessons 2 ad 3 focus on what to do when a consumer is unable to get a problem resolved with a seller. A variety of options are presented in both the public and private arena. Students must select sources of outside help that would be appropriate in hypothetical situations they are given.
The Earth Liberation front admitted responsibility for blazes set early Monday morning, October 20, 1998 in the ski village of Vail, Colorado. What are some other viewpoints on the Vail expansion and eco-terrorism? Are there other, non-violent means for the Earth Liberation Front to achieve its objectives? How can rewards be used to protect wildlife habitat and endangered species? People's choices have consequences that lie in the future.
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