As machines take on more jobs, many find themselves out of work or with raises indefinitely postponed. Is this the end of growth? No, says Erik Brynjolfsson -- it's simply the growing pains of a radically reorganized economy. A riveting case for why big innovations are ahead of us ... if we think of computers as our teammates. Be sure to watch the opposing viewpoint from Robert Gordon.
The US economy has been expanding wildly for two centuries. Are we witnessing the end of growth? Economist Robert Gordon lays out 4 reasons US growth may be slowing, detailing factors like epidemic debt and growing inequality, which could move the US into a period of stasis we can't innovate our way out of. Be sure to watch the opposing viewpoint from Erik Brynjolfsson.
Discussions about Green Economy often ignore the Social - this short 10 minute video addresses this issue. Check out UNRISD's Project on the Social Dimensions of Green Economy and Sustainable Development
This is the first of six videos in the series "Bringing the Social to Rio+20". As the world prepares for Rio+20 - marking 20 years since the landmark 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development, UNRISD asks the question "Where is the Social in Green Economy?". This video project is part of the UNRISD project "Social Dimensions of Green Economy and Sustainable Development". For more info, please see: http://www.unrisd.org/greeneconomy
Footage is based on recordings and interviews from the UNRISD conference "Green Economy and Sustainable Development: Bringing back the Social Dimension" (2011).
We feel instinctively that societies with huge income gaps are somehow going wrong. Richard Wilkinson charts the hard data on economic inequality, and shows what gets worse when rich and poor are too far apart: real effects on health, lifespan, even such basic values as trust.
RAP NEWS episode 9. 2011 hits harder than a pre-apocalyptic hangover as "the economy" threatens to annihilate our stock-piles of imaginary, inflated wealth, spawning a battle of epic proportions as insurgent grassroots forces move in to #OccupywallStreet and coalitions of indignados hold their ground in Athens, Madrid and Tel Aviv; facing up to the riotgear, batons and tazers that stand between them and a more equal redistribution of the proverbial pie. ...But enough action and excitement! It's time for some heroic armchair philosophy: Join your affable host, Robert Foster as he attempts to shine some light on this mysterious creature, "the economy". Is this the failure of capitalism that we are witnessing, or its triumph? Is it the end of the end of history, or yet another crazy chapter in the whimsical journey of the human experiment?
Postscript: For the occasion, we've pulled out the big guns: admittedly it was a tough choice deciding who to interview: we could've had Alan Greenspan on the show, or the Emperor himself, Milton Friedman; the first lady, Christine Lagarde; or financial buffs like Gerald Celente, Peter Schiff and Donald Trump. But to get the freshest juice we knew we had to go further - much further. Rap News 9 features two VIP Internet grandees who have uploaded gigabytes of juice via the one remaining free frequency to feed a discerning and ravenous audience, thirsty for answers. Whilst these two fine folk agree with each other on many things, fortunately, there's no shortage of issues to rap-battle about. Well, time's short - so let the rhyme-rodeo begin as we blast off on a rollercoaster odyssey. It's the stupid Economy, in all its gory glory.
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The environmental agenda has been infected by extremism—it's become an economic suicide pact. And we're here to challenge it. On Earth Day, visit Free Market America.
TechCrunch's Michael Arrington challenges the ethics of virtual goods offer providers and game publishers. At the end of the last panel for the Virtual Goods Summit, Arrington raised his questions to the panel. The room went silent. Anu Shukla from Offerpal Media gave her rather fiesty response. Oct. 24th 2009 - Westin Hotel.
College education is the largest scam in U.S. or perhaps even WORLD history! This excellent documentary look into the problems plaguing today's education system was put together by Inflation.US
An eerily prophetic look by Michael Lewis at the dangers a natural disaster in Tokyo, Japan in 1989 and the effect it could have on the global financial (house of cards) system.
Zeitgeist: Moving Forward, by director Peter Joseph, is a feature length documentary work which will present a case for a needed transition out of the current socioeconomic monetary paradigm which governs the entire world society. This subject matter will transcend the issues of cultural relativism and traditional ideology and move to relate the core, empirical "life ground" attributes of human and social survival, extrapolating those immutable natural laws into a new sustainable social paradigm called a "Resource-Based Economy".
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Examining this so called jobless recovery, the WTO and why it's bad.
Are you an economy with performance issues?
If you find it hard to achieve and maintain growth, maybe Stimulis is right for you.
Take Stimulis once every election cycle or whenever you're in need of economic enhancement.
"Stimulis" is written and produced by Ted Balaker, and edited by Alex Manning.
Campaigns are finally over, Election Day has passed, and Obama's moving into the White House! We can all move forward as a country and focus on something we all agree needs our collective attention - the economy! The Daily Fix brings you the top three songs to help stimulate the economy by Guns N' Roses, Jermaine Dupri and Tag Body Spray and AC/DC - where you can get them, and why you want to. From polls to purchases, let's consider this just another loyal American duty we can do for our country.
What could be more important than the upcoming election? What the next president actually does once elected. While a feverish media dissects Palins wardrobe and plumbs "Joes" biography, real challenges for America are piling up. Domestic struggles over marriage and abortion rights will define who we are, and our response to global conflicts and crises will determine our place in a new century. The end of the campaigning is just the beginning.
Animation by Chris Weller
Directed by Max Joseph
Design by Air Conditioned Music By Dingbat
If we're addicted to oil, our twelve-step program should begin with admitting that we have a problem. As the price of oil creeps higher, finding new energy sources is more important than ever. But the search for alternatives, combined with environmental disruptions, is putting new pressures on other essentials like food. There are some things that are going well in the world. Right now, the economy is not one of them. Animation & Design by Chris Weller Directed by Max Joseph Music: "Genesis" by Justice
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