Economics is the study of needs, wants, supply and demand. This course will give you an overview of the economic systems that exist in our world. We will take an in depth look at capitalism in America and the effects of global interdependence on the US economy today. Practically speaking, we will also take a look at day to day economic life including: banking, the stock market, borrowing, and credit. We will also attempt to understand and to evaluate the effectiveness of the measures that have been taken over the past couple of years to address the current economic recession.