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The Battle of Ideas

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The battle of ideas identifies how the world, for much of the twentieth century, first moved toward more government control and then began to move away. The program focuses on the struggle between two economic thinkers, John Maynard Keynes, whose ideas on government intervention dominated much of the twentieth century, and Freidrich Von Hayek, whose free-market ideas were largely ignored until the economic crises of the 1970s forced political leaders to rediscover them. In the 1980s, the simultaneous emergence of the governments of Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan set the stage for a worldwide capitalist revolution- one that will be tested by economic turmoil in the future.
DVD
2003
Clemons (Stacks)
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Moyers & Company [electronic resource]: David Stockman on Crony Capitalism

Can the financial crisis of 2008 happen again? In this edition of Moyers and Company David Stockman (The Triumph of Crony Capitalism) and Gretchen Morgenson (Reckless Endangerment) tell Moyers why they believe the U.S. economy is at risk, largely due to the cozy relationship between big business and the government. As one example of crony capitalism, Stockman points to Obama's choice of General Electric CEO Jeffrey Immelt to head up the new Council on Jobs and Competitiveness. In a separate segment Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times columnist Morgenson explains how money and political clout enable industries to escape regulation and enrich executives at the top.
Online
2012
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Moyers & Company [electronic resource]: How Big Banks Are Rewriting the Rules of Our Economy

Big banks are rewriting the rules of our economy to the exclusive benefit of their own bottom line. But how did our political and financial class shift the benefits of the economy to the very top, while saddling us with greater debt and tearing new holes in the safety net? In this edition of Moyers and Company, Bill Moyers talks with former Citigroup Chairman John Reed and former Senator Byron Dorgan to explore a momentous instance: how the mid-90's merger of Citicorp and Travelers Group - and a friendly presidential pen - brought down the Glass-Steagall Act, a crucial firewall between banks and investment firms which had protected consumers from financial calamity since the aftermath of the Great Depression.
Online
2012
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Video Recording of President William Jefferson Clinton Participating in a Debate With Robert Dole in Hartford, Connecticut

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This item is a video recording of President William Jefferson Clinton participating in a debate with presidential candidate Robert Dole in Hartford, Connecticut.
Online
1996
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Your Weekly Address: Congress Needs to Act on Minimum Wage April 26, 2014.

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In this week's address, the President highlights small business owners across the country acting to raise wages for their workers, and calls on Congress to give America a raise so more hard-working Americans have the opportunity to get ahead.
Online
2014
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Your Weekly Address: Averting the Sequester and Finding a Balanced Approach to Deficit Reduction February 9, 2013.

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President Obama urges Congress to act to avoid a series of harmful and automatic cuts - called a sequester - from going into effect, as that would hurt our economy and the middle class and threaten thousands of American jobs.
Online
2013
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Your Weekly Address: Ensuring 2014 Is a Year of Action to Grow the Economy January 11, 2014.

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In this week's address, President Obama calls 2014 a year of action, which should start with Congress quickly passing emergency unemployment insurance for the 1.3 million Americans who lost this vital lifeline as they fight to find jobs and make ends meet.
Online
2014
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Your Weekly Address September 21, 2013 /

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In this weekly address, President Obama says the economy is making progress five years after the worst recession since the Great Depression, but to avoid another crisis, Congress must meet two deadlines in the coming weeks: pass a budget by the end of the month to keep the government open, and raise the debt ceiling so America can pay its bills. Congress should vote to do these now, so that we can keep creating new jobs and expanding opportunity for the middle class.
Online
2013
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Prospects of Mankind With Eleanor Roosevelt American Capitalism: Challenged at Home and Abroad

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Erwin D. Canham, editor of The Christian Science Monitor moderates (substituting for Mrs. Roosevelt). Guests discuss whether the economic system is one of free enterprise or of mixed economy. They also analyze the need for more comprehensive planning to strengthen the United States' domestic economy and to enable the U.S. to compete successfully in world markets.
Online
1961
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American Jobs

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This thought-provoking film "explores the impact of low-wage foreign competition on American's workers, families and communities."
DVD
2004
Clemons (Stacks)
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President Obama Speaks on the Economy

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President Obama delivers remarks on the progress we've made over the past six years at University of Wisconsin at La Crosse, WI. July 2, 2015.
Online
2015