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Jul 16, 2015
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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.]

Source: justenoughinfo.org.

Jun 17, 2015
boyce
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Neil Young: Who’s Gonna Stand Up?

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

Source: www.youtube.com/watch?v=NkiRR3T_3NY

May 10, 2015
boyce
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A user’s guide to economics

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

Source: http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=74&jumival=13830

Apr 19, 2015
boyce
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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:

 

Source: http://paksc.org/video/documentaries/246-solar-roadways-the-prototype

Mar 31, 2015
boyce
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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
boyce
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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
Comments Off on A glimpse of the future economy

A glimpse of the future economy

From the E3 Network’s Future Economy Initiative:

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

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
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
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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.