The Economy of Desire
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The Economy of Desire

Take a look at the economics of growing, processing and consuming apples, tulips, cannabis and potatoes.
Grades 9-12
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Are Big Banks Good for the Economy?
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Are Big Banks Good for the Economy?

President Barack Obama's Administration is trying to rein in big banks, but Robert Kelly, chief executive officer of Bank ...
Grades 6-13+
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The Case for a Steady State Economy
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The Case for a Steady State Economy

For decades, Herman Daly has advocated a transition to what's called a steady state economy in which both human ...
Grades 7-13+
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UEN
Freelancers Struggle in Changing Economy
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Freelancers Struggle in Changing Economy

NewsHour Economics Correspondent Paul Solman talks to freelance organizers and workers about why they have made the choices they have ...
Grades 6-13+
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Elizabeth Warren on the Economy | NOW
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Elizabeth Warren on the Economy | NOW

Stocks are up, but so is unemployment. What's wrong with this economic picture?
Grades 6-12
Georgia Stories: Teenagers and the Economy
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Georgia Stories: Teenagers and the Economy

  After World War II, teenagers came into their own as consumers. Today’s teen is twice as likely to get ...
Grades 8-13+
The Rise of Videogame Economies | Off Book
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The Rise of Videogame Economies | Off Book

While players of multi-player games are aware of their in-game economies, their growth and complexity would surprise many outside the ...
Grades 6-12
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George H.W. Bush - A Sluggish Economy
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George H.W. Bush - A Sluggish Economy

In the early 1990s, George H.W. Bush was faced with growing economic insecurity. But Bush believed there was little ...
Grades 9-12
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American Experience
Maquilapolis: Examining Incentives in a Market Economy
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Maquilapolis: Examining Incentives in a Market Economy

This clip shows Mexican women working under challenging conditions at massive factories just over the U.S.-Mexico border that ...
Grades 6-12
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Job Seekers Face Long Searches in Tough Economy
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Job Seekers Face Long Searches in Tough Economy

As part of his ongoing series on "Making Sense" of the economy, NewsHour Economics Correspondent Paul Solman visits a Manhattan ...
Grades 6-13+
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Manufacturing and Industry in Utah: Founding of ZCMI, 1869
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Manufacturing and Industry in Utah: Founding of ZCMI, 1869

Learn about the founding of Zions Cooperative Mercantile Institution (ZCMI), one of America's earliest department stores, in 1869. This ...
Grades 4-13+
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UEN
How Limiting Carbon Emissions Might Help Economy
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How Limiting Carbon Emissions Might Help Economy

Listen as Albert Carnesale of UCLA discusses how, even in a tough economy, limiting carbon emissions might lead to economic ...
Grades 7-13+
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Kenneth Arrow Asserts the Economy Is Built on Science
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Kenneth Arrow Asserts the Economy Is Built on Science

Hear Nobel laureate Kenneth Arrow talk about the relationship between scientific innovation and economic progress.
Grades 7-13+
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UEN
Trading Up: Bringing Ethiopia’s Economy Into The 21st Century
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Grades 9-12
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Wide Angle
'Economy', published by Johnston, London, May 1816
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'Economy', published by Johnston, London, May 1816

Rowlandson, Thomas (1756-1827) (after). English. Medium: engraving. Date: 1816. John Bull telling Prince Regent (Prinny) to stop being so extravagant ...
Grades 3-12
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The Bridgeman Art Library
Retrenchment Economy Reform, or the Cunning Jeweller, 1822
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Retrenchment Economy Reform, or the Cunning Jeweller, 1822

English School, (19th century). Medium: colour etching. Date: 1822. Labelled Lady Conyngham, for Elizabeth Conyngham, Marchioness (1769-1861), mistress of King ...
Grades 3-12
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The Debt Ceiling Crisis
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The Debt Ceiling Crisis

This Daily News Story from PBS NewsHour Extra was created on October 9, 2013. Most of the country has been focused on the crisis caused ...
Grades 7-12
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Introduction to Germany
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Introduction to Germany

Click on the image above to view an Introduction to Germany from The World Factbook, which contains facts about the country's geography, people, society ...
Grades 6-13+
New Economy, New Worker | That Money Show
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New Economy, New Worker | That Money Show

Redefining the way we work has become popular during the last ten years of technological boom.
Grades 6-12
Is Diablo III Turning Virtual Economies Into Real Ones? | PBS Idea Channel
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Grades 6-12
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Betsy Donald Documents Shift Toward Local Food Economy
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Betsy Donald Documents Shift Toward Local Food Economy

Listen as Betsy Donald explains how the trend of local food is no fad but a positive development for communities ...
Grades 7-13+
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UEN