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McWage

Dec 8, 2013   //   by boyce   //   Videos  //  No Comments

A humorous look at a not-so-funny subject:

For more videos, see here and here. And Stephen Colbert’s take on the minimum wage debate here.

The Story of Solutions

Oct 26, 2013   //   by boyce   //   Media Library, Videos  //  No Comments

Annie Leonard on changing the economic game from More to Better:

Source: http://storyofstuff.org/movies/the-story-of-solutions/

Climate change and the limits of cost-benefit analysis

Oct 10, 2013   //   by econ4org   //   Videos  //  No Comments

Econ4′s James Boyce explains why “efficiency” may be a poor basis for deciding whether to save the planet:

Source: Real News Network.

Inequality for All

Oct 10, 2013   //   by boyce   //   Videos  //  No Comments

Here’s the trailer for the new film “Inequality of All,” featuring Robert Reich:

Read more about the film and the facts behind it here.

Everything you always wanted to know about CDOs in 6 minutes

Sep 23, 2013   //   by boyce   //   Videos  //  No Comments

What are CDOs (collateralized debt obligations), anyway? Paddy Hirsch of Marketplace explains how financial institutions used them to build the house of cards that came tumbling down five years ago and plunged the world into the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression.

Source: http://www.marketplace.org/topics/business/whiteboard/crisis-explainer-uncorking-cdos

Top dogs and low lifes

Jul 23, 2013   //   by econ4org   //   Videos  //  No Comments

Check out this new research on the psychology of privilege and greed (or what some economists dub “rational behavior”):

Source: PBS News Hour.

Why GDP fails to measure economic well-being

Jul 23, 2013   //   by econ4org   //   Uncategorized, Videos  //  No Comments

A primer on the defects of GDP as a measure of economic well-being, from Econ4′s James Boyce:

Source: The Real News Network.

Unlocking our climate wealth

Jun 17, 2013   //   by econ4org   //   Videos  //  No Comments

Econ4′s James Boyce on how to translate good principles into good practice:

Source: http://tedxtraversecity.com/videos/

Austerity's emperors have no clothes

Apr 24, 2013   //   by boyce   //   Videos  //  No Comments

Stephen Colbert skewers the Harvard economists whose flawed research underpins austerity politics:

http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/425748/april-23-2013/austerity-s-spreadsheet-error

Check out Colbert’s interview with UMass-Amherst economics graduate student Thomas Herndon, who showed that austerity’s emperors have no clothes:

http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/425749/april-23-2013/austerity-s-spreadsheet-error—thomas-herndon

Read all about it here and here.

Who's got the world's wealth?

Apr 8, 2013   //   by boyce   //   Videos  //  No Comments

The world’s richest 300 people have as much wealth as the poorest 3 billion:

Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uWSxzjyMNpU

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