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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Botany of Desire
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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PBS NewsHour
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
Teenagers and the Economy | Georgia Stories
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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 ...
Grades 8-13+
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
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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PBS NewsHour
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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Off Book
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 ...
Grades 6-12
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POV
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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PBS NewsHour
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
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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UEN
Trading Up: Bringing Ethiopia’s Economy Into The 21st Century
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Trading Up: Bringing Ethiopia’s Economy Into The 21st Century

In this video from Wide Angle Ethiopian reformers create a new commodities exchange to modernize ...
Grades 9-12
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Wide Angle
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
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 ...
Grades 3-12
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The Bridgeman Art Library
'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
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 ...
Grades 7-13+
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UEN
Is Diablo III Turning Virtual Economies Into Real Ones? | PBS Idea Channel
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Is Diablo III Turning Virtual Economies Into Real Ones? | PBS Idea Channel

The U.S. economy may be in the dumps, but you can find solace in ...
Grades 6-12
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Idea Channel
Abraham and Mary Lincoln: A House Divided - Primary Resources: The Political Economy of Slavery
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Abraham and Mary Lincoln: A House Divided - Primary Resources: The Political Economy ...

Edmund Ruffin wrote this pro-slavery apology, and argued that many achievements of civilization were the ...
Grades 9-12
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American Experience
WWI British Home Front: economy cooking with a Hay Box
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WWI British Home Front: economy cooking with a Hay Box

English Photographer, (20th century). Medium: black and white photograph. Date: 20th Century. Provenance: Private Collection ...
Grades 3-12
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The Bridgeman Art Library
Reducing Our Carbon Footprint: The Role of Markets - Carbon Sequestration in Developed Economies
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Reducing Our Carbon Footprint: The Role of Markets - Carbon Sequestration in Developed ...

Reducing the carbon footprint of existing infrastructure is discussed.
Grades 5-13+
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Prairie Public