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Poverty, Inc

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"Drawing on perspectives gathered from over 150 interviews shot over 4 years in 20 countries, Poverty, Inc. explores the hidden side of doing good. From disaster relief to TOMs Shoes, from adoptions to agricultural subsidies, Poverty, Inc. follows the butterfly effect of our most well-intentioned efforts and pulls back the curtain on the poverty industrial complex - the multi-billion dollar market of NGOs, multilateral agencies, and for-profit aid contractors."--Anon., on IMDb website.
DVD
2015
Clemons (Stacks)
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Social Security: Would Equity Investments Help?

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Panel discussion with Moderator, Jodie Allen, U.S. News; Panelists, Henry Aaron, Brookings Institution; Edward Gramlich, Federal Reserve; Michael Tanner, Cato Institute; Lawrence Thompson, Urban Institute, concerning views on social security and problems and solutions with equity investing for the United States.
VHS
1999; 1996
Ivy (By Request)
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Tödliche Hilfe =: Fatal Assistance

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Haitian-born director and former Minister of Culture Raoul Peck's newest film is an indictment of Western aid to Haiti. After the massive earthquake that struck in January 2010, killing an estimated 250,000 and leaving 1.2 million homeless, a flood of aid and agencies arrived at Haiti's door. Some had an agenda to help, others had an agenda to protect their own assets and interests. Three years later, what state has this aid left the Haitian people in? Peck's powerful and thoroughly investigative film shows all the levels at which aid, NGOs and political ploys have left Haiti in turmoil. He unveils the true face of international aid as a failure full of organizational ineptitude, broken promises and hidden agendas. This must-see film paints a vivid picture that the "aid" of foreign p [...]
DVD
2013; 2014
Clemons (Stacks)
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Artisans and Traders [electronic resource]

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Explores the link between economic and cultural evolution. Examines the contrast between the simple divisions of labor in earliest civilization with the increasing job specialization and economic interdependence of today's culture, causing a continual restructuring of society.
Online
1993
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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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Stagflation [electronic resource]: Why Couldn't We Beat It?

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Shows how inflation and unemployment can rise simultaneously, creating the condition known as stagflation. Reviews the economic crises of the 1970's and the economic expansion of the 1990's.
Online
2002; 1985
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The Firm [electronic resource]: How Can It Keep Costs Down?

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Investigates the economic factors behind Coke's secret formula change, Studebaker's demise, and a phenomenal computerization success story at The Asbury Park Press.
Online
1995
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Supply and Demand [electronic resource]: What Sets the Price?

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Reveals the potent forces of supply and demand through the California drought, the Arab oil embargo, and the Jordache designer jeans craze.
Online
1985
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Early Economies [electronic resource]

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A comparison of manorial economies in Japan and medieval Europe is contrasted with the tribute economy of the Incas. The experience of dramatic economic change is illustrated by the commercial revolution in China. Concludes with Peter Winn discussing the economic effects of landholding by religious institutions.
Online
2004
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FDR and the Depression [electronic resource]: 1920 - 1937

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A profile of Franklin Delano Roosevelt and his programmatic and personal efforts to help the country during its worst economic crisis, the Great Depression. First Lady, Eleanor Roosevelt is at his side, and in many respects ahead of him, as the decade unfolds.
Online
2000
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Resources and Scarcity [electronic resource]: What's Economics All About?

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Discusses how society allocates and transforms resources, using examples of wilderness preservation, worker health protection, and World War II productivity. Explores the powerful forces of supply and demand.
Online
1985
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Markets [electronic resource]: Do They Meet Our Needs?

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Explores the powerful forces of supply and demand, using developer William J. Lewitt's low-cost housing and Reggie Jackson's contract as examples.
Online
1985
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U.S. Economic Growth [electronic resource]: What Is GNP?

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Explains how the gross national product is determined and documents the GNP's greatest achievements and failures since its introduction in the 1930's.
Online
1985
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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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John Maynard Keynes [electronic resource]: What Did We Learn From the Great Depression?

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Introduces Keynesian economic theory and analyzes the Depression in terms of the interaction of consumption and investment spending.
Online
1985
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Fiscal Policy [electronic resource]: Can We Control the Economy?

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Examines how the government uses tax and spending policies to reduce the severity of business cycle fluctuations.
Online
1985
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Inflation [electronic resource]: How Did the Spiral Begin?

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Examines the economic and social costs of the inflationary spiral created at the start of the Vietnam War. Investigates the actions taken by John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon to combat inflation. Questions whether the problem of inflation has been solved.
Online
1985