While precise numbers are not known, it is believed the number of boycotts has grown markedly in the past fifty years. Consumers seem to be besieged by requests from special interest groups to refrain from buying certain goods and services. In this lesson, students study how boycotts have been used throughout U.S. history to help promote economic, social and political change. After researching current boycott targets, students create promotional flyers providing a glimpse at the goals people today hope to achieve through this consumer market action. Students also consider what economic and non economic factors are likely to influence the effectiveness of a boycott.
To stay in business, fashion merchandisers must be able to anticipate what consumers want. By looking at different retail websites, students will look to anticipate what consumers are demanding. Students will then go through the market scenarios for each product and try to anticipate the effect the scenario will have on the demand and price (assuming constant supply) for the product they have chosen.
OPEC is generally seen as the primary institution that controls oil prices. Is that what OPEC really does? Use this lesson to get an overview of the history and function of this institution.
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