Briefly describe a strategy for how you could be conscious of presentism in applying the past to the present.

The video “What is History For?” argues that history matters because it provides solutions to the problems of the present. Recall the statement “Those who don’t know history won’t be able to improve the present.” Consider a recent event, either in your personal life or in the news. In a few sentences, describe a way that a past historical event could inform your understanding of the recent event. Briefly describe a strategy for how you could be conscious of presentism (the use of modern values to interpret past events) in the study of those past events.

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In two to three sentences, respond to the following prompt.

The video “What is History For?” argues that history matters because it provides solutions to the problems of the present. Recall the statement “Those who don’t know history won’t be able to improve the present.” Consider a recent event, either in your personal life or in the news. In a few sentences, describe a way that a past historical event could inform your understanding of the recent event. Briefly describe a strategy for how you could be conscious of presentism in applying the past to the present.

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Respond to the prompt. Your response should be two to three sentences in length.1 ASSESSMENT BRIEF Subject Code and Title ECON6000 Economic Principles & Decision Making Assessment Assessment 3: Report – Video Presentation Individual/Group Individual Length Up to 3000 words Learning outcomes 1. Successfully prepare a report after a careful research and analysis of the economic situation presented. Use of relevant macroeconomic concepts, statistical information will be handy to explain your findings. Submission By 11:59 PM AEST/AEDT Friday at the end of Module 6 Weighting 40% Total Marks 40 marks Context: 2 This assessment allows you to apply your knowledge on the concepts and ideas discussed in all the modules during the course of study of this unit. This assignment is to mainly help you excel in your research and analysis and present a quality video presentation on your findings. Instructions Based on the information provided, you are expected to research and analyse the current economic sit uatio n here in Australia. Your task You are a part of the elite team working with the Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia, Dr Philip Lowe. You and your tea m headed by the Governor are mainly responsible for steering the Australian economy towards growth. You hear there are indications that Dr Lowe is leaning towards a further fall in the cash rate from the current 1.5%. In addition , talks are that Australia’s GDP will fall below 3% in 2019. Some members in your team claim Australia’s slow growth is not only because of a slow growth in the domestic housing market but also because of China’s economic slowdown. Some others have a different view. What is your finding ? Dr Lowe is currently overseas attending an Economists Conference. He would prefer for you to p resent your findings as a video presentation. Your report must be 3000 words long and should be addressed to the Governor of Reserve Bank of Australia . 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