Econ4 is pleased to announce the Grand Prize and Most Creative Prize winner in the Econ4 Video Remix Contest:
“The Greatest Economics Lesson” created by Taylor Erickson, a nonprofit intern in Cleveland, Ohio.
Announcing the prize winner for the Most Inspiring video in the Econ4 Video Remix Contest!
“Charlie Chaplin on Greed,” produced by Korbinian Blendl and Marco Bader from Germany.
We are pleased to present the prize winner for the Funniest Video in the Econ4 Video Remix Contest!
“Greed: It’s What You Need!” by Evan Moore, an independent filmmaker based in Seattle.
Two more Honorable Mentions:
“Greed in America” by Aidan Connolly, a senior at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
“Econ4 Greed Music Video” by Andrew Erickson of the Digital Film Academy in New York.
This week we’ll be posting the winning entries in the Econ4 Video Remix Contest. We open today with Honorable Mentions for two videos from high school students. Enjoy!
Video by Evan Warner, a senior at Northfield High School in Northfield, Vermont.
Featuring Jameson King and Haylie Bettes with video production by Brett Lucas from the Macon Area Career Center in Macon, Missouri.
Econ4 does not accept advertising dollars. And we don’t promote commercial ventures. But for the first time ever, we’re making this exception (free promotion – still no dollars) for Michael Moore’s latest film. It debuts in theaters on Feb. 12.
And now, something hopeful:
The French government plans to pave 1,000 kilometers (621 miles) of its roads with solar panels in the next five years, which will supply power to millions of people.
“The maximum effect of the program, if successful, could be to furnish 5 million people with electricity, or about 8 percent of the French population,” Ségolène Royal, France’s minister of ecology and energy, said….
France’s Agency of Environment and Energy Management said that 4 meters (14 feet) of solarized road would be enough to supply the electrical needs of one household, excluding heat. One kilometer (0.62 miles) will supply enough electricity for 5,000 residents.
Read more and see a video about it here.
The drinking water crisis in Flint, Michigan, is a wake-up call, writes Econ4’s James Boyce:
The tragic crisis in Flint, Michigan, where residents have been poisoned by lead contamination, is not just about drinking water. And it’s not just about Flint. It’s about race and class, and the stark contradiction between the American dream of equal rights and opportunity for all and the American nightmare of metastasizing inequality of wealth and power.
Read his post for the Institute for New Economic Thinking here.
For your viewing pleasure, here are two more recent entries in the Econ4 Video Remix Contest. The deadline for prize eligibility is February 1st. Submit yours soon!
Here, for your inspiration and entertainment, are two more recent entries in the Econ4 Video Remix Contest. We’ll continue to post selected entries.
Reminder: Deadline for prize eligibility is February 1st.