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A great way to understand economics is by seeing it more clearly.  Visualizing Economics aims to help you do that.  

Current Events about Economics are Everywhere
Marketplace - radio show about economic issues. 
Star Tribune
National Public Radio
Minnesota Public Radio

Websites about Economics
Forced to Choose - from Minnesota Public Radio this website is all about trade offs
Articles from the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Bank - this website has articles about a variety of topics in the news

Blogs About Economics
Planet Money from NPR is the BEST blog about the economy, hands down
MinnEcon from Minnesota Public Radio
Economix blog from the New York Times helps ordinary folks understand the economic world around us.  
Freakonomics blog from the New York Times uncovers odd issues that you might not think relate to economics.

Debate Websites
Public Agenda - A website that explains issues from 3 different perspectives.
Politifact - A website that fact checks politicians. 
Factcheck.org - A website that fact checks politicians. 
Policy Almanac - Get lots of FACTS on important political and economic issues.
Heritage Foundation - A conservative website that gives opinions on a variety of issues. 
Cato Institute - A conservative website that gives opinions on a variety of issues. 
Brookings Institution - A liberal website that gives opinions on a variety of issues. 

Websites for Economic Congress 2011
Use the following links to access information about the questions in the Economic Congress


Question 1 - U.S. Economic Policy

http://www.americanthinker.com/2010/02/multiplier_effect_defect.html

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=130641385

http://www.economywatch.com/economic-policy/us.html

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2009/03/the_search_for_an_economic_pol.html

CNN World Article about China-U.S. relationship

A fantastic article from Helium that explains the pros and cons of the government spending more money. 


Question 2 - Vikings Stadium

http://www.thehoya.com/sports/Stadium-Funding-Pushes-Sports-into-Political-Circles-931024/

http://news.illinois.edu/news/04/1117stadiums.html

http://www.minnesotamomentum.com/impact/


Question 3 - Currency Exchange

Q&A: How China's Currency Policy Affects You

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/row/RL32165.pdf

 http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704116004575522401651849766.html

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2010/09/16/chinas_currency_policies_and_the_us-china_economic_relationship_107191.html

http://www.economist.com/node/14901104