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Elaine Schwartz
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Elaine Schwartz has spent her career sharing the interesting side of economics. At the Kent Place School in Summit, NJ, she has been honored through an Endowed Chair in Economics and the History Department chairmanship. At the same time, she developed curricula and wrote several books including Understanding Our Economy (originally published by Addison Wesley as Economics Our American Economy) and Econ 101 ½  (Avon Books/Harper Collins). Elaine has also written in the Encyclopedia of New Jersey (Rutgers University Press) and was a featured teacher in the Annenberg/CPB video project “The Economics Classroom.” Beyond the classroom, she has presented Econ 101 ½ talks and led workshops for the Foundation for Teaching Economics, the National Council on Economic Education and for the Concord Coalition.

Island Economy

I’m sitting on the beach and looking to the left I see MASSIVE ships sailing up to the beach. Honestly, it hasn’t hit me until now that islands and other destinations survive because of to…

Girl Scout Cookies

Have you ever realized the craze that girl scout cookies have caused? Whenever I hear those three words I jump at the chance to order them. Money really is no object. I end up with enough boxes to las…

Change in South Africa?

Last night the Oprah special on the Leadership Institute for Girls was on TV. I only saw the last 20 minutes, but I was amazed at the project she put together. These girls were so excited to go to sch…

Where are the women?

Stocks, investments, Wall Street…these names evoke images of men. Until after our recent class trip to the NYSE and Wall Street, I didn’t realize how true these images are. Standing in the…