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Oct 10, 2013
boyce
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Inequality for All

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.

Sep 23, 2013
boyce
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Everything you always wanted to know about CDOs in 6 minutes

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

Jul 23, 2013
econ4org
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Top dogs and low lifes

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

Source: PBS News Hour.

Jul 23, 2013
econ4org
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Why GDP fails to measure economic well-being

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

Source: The Real News Network.

Jun 17, 2013
econ4org
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Unlocking our climate wealth

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

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

Apr 24, 2013
boyce
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Austerity’s emperors have no clothes

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.

Apr 8, 2013
boyce
Comments Off on Who’s got the world’s wealth?

Who’s got the world’s wealth?

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

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

Mar 25, 2013
boyce
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Defend Social Security, or else

Check it out, kids:

Source: http://www.justscrapthecap.com/

Mar 4, 2013
boyce
Comments Off on Wealth inequality in America: seeing reality

Wealth inequality in America: seeing reality

Check out the differences between (i) what 9 out of 10 Americans think is the ideal degree of wealth inequality; (ii) what they think wealth inequality really is; and (iii) what it really is.

Source: New Economics Institute.

Jan 12, 2013
boyce
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What a deal

The fiscal cliff deal was a “crony capitalist blowout,” in the words of the Wall Street Journal. Bill Moyers explains why:

Source: http://billmoyers.com/segment/bill-moyers-essay-the-crony-capitalist-blowout/.