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Sep 3, 2015

Nature Rx

Price is not the same as value. Check out this un-drug commercial:


Jul 16, 2015

How health care works (or not) in the United States

Econ4’s Gerald Friedman spells out the ABC’s of the health care economy in the U.S. [Viewer discretion advised: The information in this video may tick you off.]


Jun 17, 2015

Neil Young: Who’s Gonna Stand Up?

Neil Young asks, “Who’s Gonna Stand Up and Save the Earth?”


May 10, 2015

A user’s guide to economics

The author of Economics: A User’s Guide breaks down the scientific aspirations – or pretensions – of neoclassical economics:


Apr 19, 2015

Innovation for the future economy: solar roadways

A century ago, cities were “drowning in horse manure.” Today we are drowning in fossil fuel emissions. It’s time for the transportation revolution of the 21st century. Maybe this will be part of it:



Mar 31, 2015

The Next System Project

A new project from Econ4’s Gar Alperovitz and many more:

Learn more about the Next System Project here.

Mar 7, 2015

Banned in China: know your air

The powerful film (with English subtitles) on pollution – initially hailed, then banned, by Chinese officialdom:


From New York Times story on the ban:

On Friday evening [the day the film was banned], Xinhua, the state news agency, posted on Twitter, which is also blocked here, that “President Xi Jinping vows to punish, with an iron hand, any violators who destroy ecology or environment, with no exceptions.” That night, the United States Embassy air monitor in Beijing rated the air “hazardous.”

Read more here.

POSTSCRIPT: Chinese officials are not the alone in trying to suppress bad news on the environment. Check out the latest from Florida, here.

Feb 15, 2015

A glimpse of the future economy

From the E3 Network’s Future Economy Initiative:


Feb 2, 2015
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Diminishing Marginal Utility

Or: Is a Dollar Worth More to a Billionaire or a Secretary?

Here’s a first example of Econ4’s instructional economics videos. More to follow if and when funding permits. Please stay tuned!

Dec 15, 2014
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Let them eat toxic waste?

A video made by UMass-Amherst students compares wealth-based to rights-based principles for allocating environmental quality: