More than three decades ago, the classic American television show “Mister Rogers” explained the “logic” of arms races – and their social cost – to children. The tapes, lost for years, just resurfaced:
Last week, someone mysteriously uploaded a series of lost episodes of Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood to YouTube. The episodes, called the “conflict series,” originally aired on PBS at the height of Cold War tensions in 1983 and sought to teach children about the dangers of stockpiling weapons.
Read more here. (The “Neighborhood of Make-Believe” clip begins at the 15:25 mark in the YouTube video embedded in the story.)
Check it out, kids.
Economist Mark Paul makes the case for guaranteed employment in an interview with Tucker Carlson:
Econ4’s Gar Alperovitz describes a pluralist commonwealth – an alternative to the concentration of wealth and power:
Source: The Democracy Collaborative.
Why has fighting inflation so often trumped other economic objectives? Econ4’s Jerry Epstein breaks it down:
Source: The Real News Network.
Read an interview with Jerry Epstein on inflation here.
Read second thoughts at the IMF here.
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.