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Botany of Desire

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 of New York, says that's a big mistake.
0:09:06
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PBS NewsHour

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 and how they plan to survive in the economic downturn.
0:07:30
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PBS NewsHour

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 population and physical wealth are relatively stable.
0:01:30
6-12
UEN

Economies and Empire | Essential Lens

This photography collection explores colonialism, focusing on the course of European political domination in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The term colonialism has usually referred to instances in which one ...
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Elizabeth Warren on the Economy | NOW

Stocks are up, but so is unemployment. What's wrong with this economic picture? NOW gets answers and insight from Harvard professor Elizabeth Warren, who's been heading up the congressional panel ...
6-12

Teenagers and the Economy | Georgia Stories

After World War II, teenagers came into their own as consumers. Today's teen is twice as likely to get a job as a teenager in the 1950s. Back then young ...
0:06:41
7-10

Regions and Economies | The Power of Place

This half hour video program features two case studies on the United States: Oregon: A Fight for Water and U.S. Midwest: Spatial Innovations . The first segment looks at agricultural ...
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Annenberg Learner

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 he could do. Learn more about his strategy with this excerpt ...
9-12
American Experience

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 are owned by some of the world's biggest corporations.
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6-12
POV

Maps | The Power of Place: Regions and Economies

These two maps show the areas of the United States featured in the program Regions and Economies . Click on the images to enlarge the areas in Oregon and the ...
9-13+
Annenberg Learner

The Rise of Videogame Economies | Off Book

The growth and complexity of online economies surprises many outsiders to the world of gaming. With millions of players around the world, in-game economies generate massive amounts of real dollars. ...
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Off Book

Discussion of Themes | The Power of Place: Regions and Economies

Although the United States is undergoing a postindustrial transformation, it continues to have a strong agricultural sector and continues to emphasize maintenance of a strong manufacturing center. Technological innovations are ...
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Annenberg Learner

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 George IV; Provenance: Private Collection.
3-12
The Bridgeman Art Library

'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; George IV (1762-1830) was Regent from 1811-20; Provenance: Private Collection.
3-12
The Bridgeman Art Library

National Geography Standards | The Power of Place: Regions and Economies

The video Regions and Economies covers multiple National Geogrpahy Standards. The first segment examines the spatial variation in precipitation across the Cascade Range in Oregon and its ramifications for resource ...
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Annenberg Learner

Water: The Lifeblood | Water Lubricates our Economy

Just as oil, coal, and electricity propel our economy, so does water. As consumers increase their demand for power, companies and power plants will need to re-think how they use ...
5-12
Prairie Public

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 job fair where many people have been out of work ...
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PBS NewsHour

Preview Questions | The Power of Place: Regions and Economies

To familiarize students with the physical and human geography of the United States consider these preview questions before watching the program Regions and Economies . Students should have access to ...
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Annenberg Learner

Impact of World War II on the U.S. Economy and Workforce

America’s involvement in World War II had a significant impact on the economy and workforce of the United States. The United States was still recovering from the impact of the ...
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5-10
Iowa Public Television

The Industrial Economy | Crash Course US History #23

In which John Green teaches you about the Industrial Economy that arose in the United States after the Civil War. After the Civil War, many of the changes in technology ...
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9-12
Crash Course