The Economist Articles — Week of 27 Feb 2016

Every week I read through The Economist to pick out articles that may be useful for teaching in the classroom. I’ll be sharing some of my notes and the discussion prompts I’ve come up with in these weekly posts. For students, they can serve as guide-rails for your reading. For teachers, I hope they will be helpful for your teaching.

1. Forests — A world on fire

Externalities: “Smoke settled over Singapore for months…” “For much of last October greenhouse gases released by those fires exceeded the emission of the entire American economy.”