1. Bubble story


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    To prevent an economic disaster in 2008, world states spent 2,000 billion dollars to save a number of banks from bankruptcy. How did this bankers’ problem turn into a state-level problem - that is, into OUR problem ? a short film by Denis van Waerebeke /// written with David Duhamel graphic design : Denis van Waerebeke, Elsa Pochat 3D & post-production : Purple productions, Dominique Pochat animation : Simon Moreau, Olivier Clert /// render, lighting & co : Candice Clément, Benjamin Faure sound design : Ruelgo /// voice : Claire lise /// © Quark 2011

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    • What Is Money?


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      One of our favorite questions from readers for Economics in Plain English was deceptively simple: What, after all, is money? And what sets it apart from something that's simply valuable? A big abstract idea like this called for a hands-on experiment. In this episode, business editor Derek Thompson pays a visit to a branch of EagleBank in Arlington, VA, to bother the world's friendliest bank teller with a series of dumb requests. As goofy as it seems, this little experiment is a helpful way to illustrate three essential functions of money: a store of value, a unit of account, and a medium of exchange. But you'll have to watch to see why. Watch more from Economics in Plain English: http://www.theatlantic.com/special-report/economics-simplified/ Derek Thompson: http://www.theatlantic.com/derek-thompson/ Story: http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2013/08/what-is-money/278980// Atlantic Video: http://www.theatlantic.com/video

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      • The Impossible Hamster


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        What the impossible hamster has to teach us about economic growth. A new animation from nef (the new economics foundation), scripted by Andrew Simms, numbers crunched by Viki Johnson and pictures realised by Leo Murray. www.neweconomics.org www.onehundredmonths.org www.wakeupfreakout.org www.impossiblehamster.org We wanted to confront people with the meaning and logical conclusion of the promise of endless economic growth. We used a hamster to illustrate what would happen if there were no limits to growth because they double in size each week before reaching maturity at around 6 weeks. But if a hamster grew at the same rate until its first birthday, wed be looking at a nine billion tonne hamster, which ate more than a years worth of world maize production every day. There are reasons in nature, why things dont grow indefinitely. As things are in nature, sooner or later, so they must be in the economy. As economic growth rises, we are pushing the planet ever closer to, and beyond some very real environmental limits. With every doubling in the global economy we use the equivalent in resources of all of the previous doublings combined. Concept, script and narration: Andrew Simms Animation: Leo Murray & Thomas Bristow Sound: Louis Slipperz Scientific Adviser: Victoria Johnson

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        • a new relationship to money


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          • The Future of Economics - A Perspective from The Zeitgeist Movement


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            Lecture on commodity, receipt and fractional (and by extension fiat) money by Ben McLeish of the Zeitgeist Movement. Covers automation, resource based economy, employment, technological unemployment, fractional reserve banking, and the media in the monetary system. Recorded at a meeting with the UK arm of Humanity Plus (H+) in Birkbeck College, London.

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            • Robert Reich vblog #2, March 11. 2007


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              Robert Reich, Paulson makes no headway in China nor does Bush in Latin America, the jobs report is b-a-a-a-d, the Rupublican crack-up over Newt Gingrich, the Outrage of the Week, another episode in Reich's date with Hillary.

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              • THE MISFIT ECONOMY


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                http://www.misfiteconomy.com/ https://twitter.com/#!/misfiteconomy http://www.facebook.com/misfiteconomy Music: 10 Dollar by M.I.A. South African footage from: the creators documentary: thecreatorsdocumentary.com/ Heal the Hood: healthehood.org.za/ Warongx: facebook.com/pages/Warongx/237704949583570 Archival footage courtesy of: Doxa Productions: doxa.co.za/ Emile YX?: http://www.emileyx.co.za/

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                • Climate Change DO THE MATH!


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                  A brief preview of our education work communicating (1) recent climate change impacts on humanity, and (2) a comparison of the cost of addressing climate change as defined in the Stern report compared to the costs we currently incur every year to continue using fossil fuels.

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                  • David Harvey on Karl Marx


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                    Live stream recording - 2014.10.09 - The biggest financial crisis since the Great Depression has generated a surge of interest in Marx’s work in the effort to understand the origins of our current crisis. For nearly forty years, David Harvey has written and lectured on Karl Marx Capital, becoming one of the world’s foremost Marx scholars. This evening David Harvey will explain why a fundamental revision of the dominant Marx interpretation is necessary and what makes Capital a book that changed the course of history and, as Harvey suggests, may do so again. According to Harvey we should better read Marx instead of Piketty as he writes: “There is much that is valuable in Piketty’s data sets. But his explanation as to why the inequalities and oligarchic tendencies arise is seriously flawed. His proposals as to the remedies for the inequalities are naïve if not utopian. And he has certainly not produced a working model for capital of the twenty-first century. For that we still need Marx or his modern-day equivalent.” About David Harvey: David Harvey teaches at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York and is the author of many books, including Social Justice and the City, The Condition of Postmodernity, The Limits to Capital, A Brief History of Neoliberalism, Spaces of Global Capitalism, and A Companion to Marx's Capital. After his lecture Harvey will have a discussion with Senator in the Parliament of the the Dutch Socialist Party (SP) and Marx expert, Geert Reuten, and Professor of Financial Geography Ewald Engelen. Kirsten van den Hul will moderate the evening. >> website David Harvey http://davidharvey.org >> Online lectures David Harvey http://davidharvey.org/reading-capital Programme editor: Marije Ligthart (De Balie). In cooperation with IISG http://www.debalie.nl/agenda/programma/david-harvey-on-marx/e_9491475/p_11645633 http://www.debalie.nl

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                    • Holistic Eco-Nomics


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                      A short film about the interconnected issues of money, growth, poverty and climate change.

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