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This Changes Everything

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"Filmed over 211 shoot days in nine countries and five continents over four years, This Changes Everything is an epic attempt to re-imagine the vast challenge of climate change. Inspired by Naomi Klein's international non-fiction bestseller This Changes Everything, the film presents seven powerful portraits of communities on the front lines, from Montana's Powder River Basin to the Alberta Tar Sands, from the coast of South India to Beijing and beyond. Interwoven with these stories of struggle is Klein's narration, connecting the carbon in the air with the economic system that put it there. Throughout the film, Klein builds to her most controversial and exciting idea: that we can seize the existential crisis of climate change to transform our failed economic system into something rad [...]
DVD
2015
Clemons (Stacks)
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DVD
2012
Clemons (Vault--Ask at circulation desk)
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Capitalism: A Love Story

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Michael Moore examines the impact of corporate dominance on the everyday lives of Americans (and by default, the rest of the world). The film moves from Middle America, to the halls of power in Washington, to the global financial epicenter in Manhattan. With both humor and outrage, the film explores the question: What is the price that America pays for its love of capitalism? Families pay the price with their jobs, their homes, and their savings. Looking for an explanation, Moore talks with ordinary people whose lives have been turned upside down and tries to get answers in Washington, DC. What he finds are the all-too-familiar symptoms of a love affair gone astray: lies, abuse, betrayal, and 14,000 jobs being lost every day. Moore also presents a vision of a more hopeful future.
DVD
2010; 2009
Clemons (Stacks)
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Growth and Entrepreneurship [electronic resource]

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Explores how innovation and entrepreneurship can flourish in and enliven a free-market economy. Explains what entrepreneurs do, and what makes countries richer over time. Also discusses the tradeoff for innovation.
Online
2002
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Boom and Bust [electronic resource]: Who Can Explain the Business Cycle?

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Examines America's roller-coaster economy in light of the economic theories of Marx, Schumpeter, Keynes, and Say.
Online
1985
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Economic Efficiency [electronic resource]: What Price, Controls?

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Examines the effect of wage, price, and rent controls in a free market economy, using rent control in New York City as an example.
Online
1985
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Public Goods and Responsibilities [electronic resource]: How Far Should We Go?

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Demonstrates the role of government in our lives exemplified by the TVA, national health care, and California's Proposition 13 tax revolt.
Online
1985
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Rethinking the Rise of the West [electronic resource]

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Seeks an explanation for why and how historical scholarship and the perspectives of historians change over time. Uses interpretations of reasons for the rise of the West as an example, isolating the importance of continguency, accident and conjecture in interpretations of World History. Historian William McNeill discusses the revision of history as a process experienced within the lifetime of an individual historian.
Online
2004
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Global Industrialization [electronic resource]

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Views the Industrial Revolution from a global point of view linking Cuba, Uruguay, Europe and Japan in an examination of the impact of Industry on trade, environment, culture, technology and lives around the world. Historian Jerry H. Bentley argues that the Industrial Revolution, rather than being purely a European process, was actually a global affair that drew on resources from all parts of the world.
Online
2004
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Globalization and Economics [electronic resource]

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Travels from the Soviet Union to Sri Lanka and Chile to study the role of technology and the impact of economic and political changes caused by globalization. Historian Michelle Kendrick compares the responses of societies to new technologies.
Online
2004
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Karl Marx : The Massive Dissent

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Traces the life and writings of Karl Marx, an intellectual of varied interests, and the influence of his thoughts on history. The views of several other economists of that time are compared to those of Marx.
VHS
1976
Ivy (By Request)
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Manners & Morals of High Capitalism

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The 19th century affluence of the wealthy and its' affect on the American way of life is discussed. The enjoyments of the rich, their moral code, and the sanction of their life style are analyzed. Herbert Spencer, William Graham Sumner, and Thorstein Veblen were the main economists of that time and their ideas are looked at as is the concept of Social Darwinism.
VHS
1976
Ivy (By Request)
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Prophets & Promise of Classical Capitalism

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Three men are noted for their work in defining capitalism in its' purest form. Adam Smith, David Ricardo, and Thomas Malthus contributed greatly to the ideological development of capitalism; and it is their ideas that are discussed at length.
VHS
1976
Ivy (By Request)
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China Upside Down

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In 1992, Deng Xiaoping's infamous slogan "it is glorious to get rich" unleashed one of the biggest revolutions in the thousand year-old country of China. Deng threw the "classless society" and the" equal division of the means of production" to the wind. As the narrator says, "You can smell money everywhere." Foreigners are no longer suspect. Since 1992 China's "socialism" has adapted to the entrepreneurial spirit. Success stories abound, but in the Chinese cultural tradition, it is often the family, rather than the individual, which achieves success. This film profiles several families who rose from subsistence incomes to fabled luxury through the inventiveness and ambition of the extended family. In 1992, the Li family founded a stone-carving business with a small amount of capital. [...]
Online
2008
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The Future of Capitalism [electronic resource]: Meeting of the Minds

Has the economic downturn of recent years sent American capitalism into an identity crisis? This CNBC program explores the future of U.S. business and finance and asks whether or not capitalism can continue to follow its core principles. To help make sense of our new reality, an impressive line-up of business leaders and visionaries are assembled here, including Jack Welch, former chairman and CEO of GE; Larry Fink, chairman and CEO of BlackRock; Mohamed El-Erian, CEO of PIMCO; Vikram Pandit, CEO of Citigroup; Shelly Lazarus, chairman of Ogilvy & Mather Worldwide; and Mark Morial, President and CEO of the National Urban League.
Online
2010
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The Mystery of Capital [electronic resource]

In this documentary, CBC News' Brian Stewart meets Hernando de Soto, an economist from Peru who became famous interpreting the destructiveness of shadow economies in the developing world. In his book, The Mystery of Capital, de Soto explains how an absence of property rights leads to poverty in developing countries. People who can't show ownership in anything are condemned to live in illegal shadow economies. The largest shadow economy of all was here in the West, in Wall Street and the banking system-in hundreds of trillions of dollars of unregulated financial transactions, which might yet cause massive banking collapse in the world?
Online
2014; 2009
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Black Harvest [electronic resource]

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The third film of the renowned trilogy on Papua New Guinea joins First Contact and Joe Leahy's Neighbours in our collection. This film charts the progress of Joe in convincing the Ganiga tribespeople to join him in a coffee growing venture. He is to provide the money and the expertise; they are to supply the land and the labor. He stands to make 60%; the tribespeople 40%. Tribal wars and the drop in coffee prices on the world market conspire to defeat the venture. Always suspect because of his mixed-race status, Joe is in deep trouble with the tribespeople when his promises of riches fail to materialize. As he organizes to emigrate with his family to Australia, he is a saddened man with an uncertain future.
Online
1992
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India Rising [electronic resource]: The New Empire

Billionaires are popping up all over India, but 300 million of its people still live on less than a dollar a day. This CNBC Original program examines the astonishing new power of the Indian economy as well as its growing pains. Reporting on a wide range of business and economics topics, the program presents interviews with key players in India's rise - including Ravi Kant, managing director of Tata Motors; Ravi Narain, managing director of India's national stock exchange; and Palaniappan Chidambaram, the nation's Finance Minister. Nobel Peace Prize laureate Muhammad Yunus shares his views, while call centers, rural poverty, the caste system, and India's evolving consumer habits are also explored.
Online
2009; 2008
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Breaking the Wall of Efficient Innovation [electronic resource]: What Can Be Learned From China's Planned Capitalism

China's economic prowess is seldom questioned, but how has the largest communist society in the world also become the most dynamic capitalist economy? In this video lecture from the 2010 Falling Walls Conference, sociologist Doug Guthrie disentangles the generally accepted assumption that markets are more efficient than state planning and provides a unique view on economic innovation. With ample academic research and experiences in East Asia, Guthrie's doctoral study on Chinese corporate response to institutional changes was awarded the field's top dissertation award and has formed the basis of several books of economic reform in China. After teaching at top international institutions like Harvard Business School, INSEAD, Stanford University, Columbia University, and Emory University [...]
Online
2010
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Zeitgeist [electronic resource]: Moving Forward - the Economic Hit Man

This program details the central inherent flaws of the monetary market system of economic conduct-and how this system is destroying us and the planet in a very direct way. A part of Zeitgeist: The Series.
Online
2010