Cartoons for the Classroom: The Economic Paradox

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It's a classic conundrum of economics: voters want jobs, but don't want to spend the money required for businesses to hire. This political cartoon analysis worksheet has students analyzing this enigma and responding to 3 talking points to guide deeper thinking. Background information helps students access the issue. They consider which should come first: spending or hiring. They also examine how government programs are funded, and analyze the true value of saving.

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