Extra Credit

The Extra Credit assignment, can be submitted any time to end of class, in the Week 8 slot under Extra Credit (and can be put there any time week 8 or after up until ultimate class deadline Monday Sept. 17, 2018, 9am eastern.

I will grade as they come in.

I am offering Maximum points allowed by Strayer,  5% of grade, which can possibly of course jump your final grade to next letter grade! Regards, Dr. Castorina


——A (maximum 5% of grade)

or B (maximum 5% of grade)

or BOTH A and B (2.5 points each, total maximum 5% of grade)

Choice A — The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of The World Video from Harvard Economic Historian (Brit) Niall Ferguson. The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of The World by Niall Ferguson Epsd. 1-5 (Full Documentary) 4 hours total- Please watch (need to watch only first 35 minutes only for this full 5% extra credit)  (Filmed on location in Italy, Great Britain, and throughout the world!)-(includes origins of banking)  YouTube URL: (first 35 minutes) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fsrtB5lp60s

              Please write about 5 paragraphs discussing this series. (first 35 minutes) In addition to provide full answers for these numbered questions:

1. Where and how exactly does Prof. Ferguson describe how the word “bank” come into being.

2. How does the operations of the Medici family bank sound similar to the Rothshchild family bank?

3. What can we learn from this part of the series for today’s economics? In other words, what economic and political similarities do we have in today’s economic world?

Choice B–

..How about Ethical bankers for a change class! 4 short videos on –“Micro-credit” in Bangladesh and developing nations. also now in U.S. Write about 1 4-5 sentence paragraph for each of these 4 videos, and one paragraph on other microcredit with at least 2 references, making sure for each video, labeling them video 1, 2 3, 4, final paragraph n microcredit in general

video 1-Ethical banking –Prof. Muhammad Yunus Nobel Peace Prize Announcement for Micro-Credit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kBBemklV5vU  

 video 2- Prof. Yunus receiving US Presidential Medal of Freedom   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L2P8DcHh6T0&feature=related  

 video 3- Yunus- Microcredit in Bangladesh  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=veaVikY3u98  

video 4–Yunus – Microcredit for “beggars” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8lMhj2w874  

last paragraph on microcredit in general with at least 2 references.