Economics and Empathy

I was just reading Richard Byrne’s post Life on Minimum Wage – A Hands-on Economics Lesson. He shared an economics lesson called¬†Life on Minimum Wage. Great lesson! I love that it is in game form. The lesson reminded me of a site called Spent. I used it for both an economics/financial literacy lesson and a lesson on empathy. (Many of you who know me know how I value teaching empathy. I’ll write more on empathy in another post.) Check it out and see how you do. I’m going to guess¬†you will walk away thinking differently about minimum wage.