1. 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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    • Econ 4 - Introduction


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      Direction & Animation by Softbox Written by James Boyce Gerald Friedman Sam Hull Jordan Karr-Morse Music by Musée Mécanique Narrated by Jimmy Lott

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      • Les Entrepreneurs


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        1999. Feast your brains...

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        • Gar Alperovitz: The Next American Revolution (TRAILER)


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          More info about the film, including information on setting up a screening on your campus or in your community: http://www.garalperovitz.com/nextamericanrevolution While there's been no shortage of commentary about the structural crisis plaguing the American economic and political system, from wage stagnation and chronic unemployment to unchecked corporate and state power and growing inequality, analyses that offer practical, politically viable solutions to these problems have been few and far between. This illustrated presentation from distinguished historian and political economist Gar Alperovitz is a rare and stunning exception. Pointing to efforts already under way in thousands of communities across the U.S., from co-ops and community land trusts to municipal, state, and federal initiatives that promote entrepreneurship and sustainability, Alperovitz marshals years of research to show how bottom-up strategies can work to check monopolistic corporate power, democratize wealth, and empower communities. The result is a highly accessible look at the current economy and a common-sense roadmap for building a system more in sync with American values. Produced by the Media Education Foundation.

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          • Pipelines and Oil Tankers, Economic Cost and Environmental Risk


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            Website: http://www.robynallan.com Twitter: @robynallan or https://twitter.com/robynallan This video presentation addresses the impact of the Federal government’s energy policy. It exposes how a handful of multinational corporations and state-owned national oil companies from foreign countries plan to exploit our energy resources. It reveals how heavy oil pipeline projects—along with the tanker traffic they trigger—promise economic, social, cultural and environmental harm. There is still time to choose a different approach—one that is not only in the public interest and respects First Nations’ rights, but also promises sound resource development and promotes a healthy economy for BC, Alberta and the rest of Canada. Part 1: The Missing Pieces Part 2: Who are they? - 1:38 Part 3: Exploitation is not Development - 6:08 Part 4: A Resource Strategy for Canada - 8:06 Part 5: More Pipelines, More Supertankers - 15:23 Part 6: Top 10 Economic Reasons To Say "No" - 19:51 Title - http://flickr.com/photos/bognar/4020930219/ - Adam Bognar The Missing Pieces - http://flickr.com/photos/bognar/8039268287/ - Adam Bognar Who are they? - http://flickr.com/photos/bognar/7779699220/ - Adam Bognar Exploitation is not Development - http://flickr.com/photos/bognar/7986408371/ - Adam Bognar More Pipelines More Supertankers - http://flickr.com/photos/bognar/7785417708/ - Adam Bognar Top 10 Economic Reasons - http://flickr.com/photos/bognar/7779987012/ - Adam Bognar Higher Prices Slide - http://danielphelps.ca/ - Dan Phelps Harper Promises Slide - http://flickr.com/photos/kashmera/3679933265/ Harper Turns Back Slide - http://flickr.com/photos/kashmera/3679927915/ Michigan Risk Slide - http://flickr.com/photos/jason_lacey/5342839751/

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            • The Shock of Peak Oil


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              —Animated Sequence for 'Ideas@MaRS' Doc Series— In discussion with Professor L. D. Danny Harvey, who describes the coming consequences of the peak in our ability extract and supply oil. This is clip 2 of 4, part of a graphics package created by ON THE CHASE! for a new documentary series produced by MaRS. Producers: Jeff Beardall, Charles Plant Voiceover: Professor L. D. Danny Harvey - University of Toronto Department of Geography & Planning

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              • Venus Project - Key Concepts


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                THIS VIDEO HAS BEEN UPDATED, please see: http://vimeo.com/9986361 AND THE NEW TORRENT IS: http://chedal.org/files/VP_key_concepts_final.mp4.torrent -=-=-=--==-=-=--= If you wish to have a much less compressed version of this video, please download the following torrent: http://chedal.org/files/VP_key_concepts.mp4.torrent Compiled from Zeitgeist Addendum and Future by Design, this 36 min video was edited by Sebastian Chedal and Jesse Gravenor for Z-DAY 2010 for Portland OR and the world. We have taken time to selectand re-mix all the very best sections from both movies which focus on the main concept of the VP, and its core philosophy. We did this so that we would have a shortened piece that was easier for people to digest in a short sitting, while still conveying the core concept in a succinct manner. For a more comprehensive piece, please see the original movies, which go deeper into: the monetary system, economic systems, the life of Jacque Fresco, his designs and their views on religion. Not for sale, all material public commons. Comments welcome, thank you.

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                • Eugene


                  from Andrei Feheregyhazi Added 254 2 4

                  A film I made in 2007 about a British Military bicycle who emigrates from england to Canada. There are many people to thank in the making of this who are in the credits however 2 should also be mentioned here Brigid Ward: Idea, narration and co-writer...Well actual writer, I really played more of an editorial role in the writing. Without Brigid this film would never have been made. Dean Summach/Economics: Music. Dean made this project come to life by laying down some wicked melodies. Also instead of doing the logical thing and changing his name in the credits I simply appologize everytime for the misspelling. So sorry Dean. Deans website http://www.economicsmusic.com/ Eugene screened at several different festivals around the world, but the Cleveland International Film Festival was by far the one I felt was the warmest. If any of you get the chance to go or represent there, I recommend it, lovely people, great staff, and they work hard to make it great. There was a snow storm the year I went, and people were trapped in the theatre...I missed that by one day, but from the sounds of it I missed out on a great time. Booo. Anyway enjoy

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                  • Vandana Shiva on industrial agriculture, micro-credit, localization, and hope


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                    Excerpts from Vandana Shiva's interview for ISEC's film, The Economics of Happiness. For more information about The Economics of Happiness or ISEC's work, go to www.theeconomicsofhappiness.org

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