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Mar 7, 2015
boyce

Banned in China: know your air

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

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T6X2uwlQGQM

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
boyce

A glimpse of the future economy

From the E3 Network’s Future Economy Initiative:

Source: http://www.futureecon.org/

Feb 2, 2015
econ4org
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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
boyce
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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:

May 7, 2014
boyce

Learning from history

A new animation sums up the differences between the “Golden Age”of 1948-71 and the “Great Moderation” of 1985-2007:

Source: http://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2014/05/myth-great-moderation.html.

Apr 24, 2014
boyce

Jobs, what jobs?

Movement Generation skewers pipeline “job creators”:

Source: http://www.movementgeneration.org/keystone-xl-has-a-job-for-you-video-resource-page

Apr 24, 2014
boyce

Hurricane name game

Why name hurricanes after innocent folks? Check out this video:

Source: http://climatenamechange.org/

Dec 8, 2013
boyce

McWage

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.

Oct 26, 2013
boyce

The Story of Solutions

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

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

Oct 10, 2013
econ4org

Climate change and the limits of cost-benefit analysis

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

Source: Real News Network.

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