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Economic Growth: Can We Keep Up the Pace? (2012)

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By 1916 Henry Ford's assembly line had lowered the price of the Model T to $360, making it affordable and increasing its production exponentially in two years.

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Economic Growth: Can We Keep Up the Pace?

Economic Efficiency: What Price, Controls? (2012)

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In preparation for WWII, the Roosevelt administration instituted wage price and price controls to curb inflation and better focus production on war materials.

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Economic Efficiency: What Price, Controls?

Boom and Bust: Who Can Explain the Business Cycle? (2012)

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The nation's cycles of economic booms and busts were considered intrinsically capitalistic by Joseph Schumpeter who called them "methodic economic growth," and by Karl Marx who lambasted capitalism as inherently flawed.

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Boom and Bust: Who Can Explain the Business Cycle?

The Banking System: Why Must it be Protected? (2012)

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The Knickerbocker Bank's failure led to the Bank Panic of 1907, and ultimately inspired a need for a central bank.

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The Banking System: Why Must it be Protected?

Challenges in the Hinterlands (2003)

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This video program features two case studies on Europe: Andalucia: Developments in the Hinterlands and 

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Challenges in the Hinterlands

Northwest Contrast (2003)

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Across Russia's many landscapes, geography influences the problems people face and the solutions they are considering since the dissolution of the Soviet Union. The case study St.

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Northwest Contrast

Holding the Hinterlands (2003)

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This video program features two case studies on Russia: Dagestan; Caucuses Disconnect?

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Holding the Hinterlands

Changes on the Chang Jiang (2003)

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This video program features two case studies about the Chang Jiang River valley:Shanghai: Head of the Dragon

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Changes on the Chang Jiang

The Booming Maritime Edge (2003)

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This video program features two case studies: Guangdong: Globalization in the Pearl River Delta 

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The Booming Maritime Edge

The Maritime Connection (2003)

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This video program features two case studies that focus on maritime countries in the region of Southeast Asia and South Pacific: Indonesia: Tourist Invasion

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The Maritime Connection

Small Farms, Big Cities (2003)

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This video program features two case studies on Japan: Northern Japan: Protecting the Harvest

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Small Farms, Big Cities

Resources and Scarcity (2012)

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Faced with dwindling resources, Congress fiercely debated whether to preserve 100 million acres of Alaskan land as a national park or open the land for mineral exploration. The need to provide both guns and butter during World War II led to an unprecedented period of economic growth. In the 1970s, the U.S. Supreme Court ordered U.S.

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Resources and Scarcity

Reducing Poverty (2012)

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During the Great Depression, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt put forth a Social Security program, using money from employer/employee contributions. In 1996, President Bill Clinton signed the Welfare Reform Act, requiring welfare recipients to move into the work force.

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Reducing Poverty

GNP/GDP (2012)

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During the Great Depression, Simon Kuznets led an investigative study resulting in the first publication of the nation’s national income. It was called the Gross National Product (GNP). Using GNP to assess the overall production-to-consumption ratio of the U.S., President Roosevelt entered World War II without jeopardizing the basic needs of U.S. citizens.

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GNP/GDP

The Great Depression and the Keynesian Revolution (2012)

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In 1932, President Herbert Hoover spoke enthusiastically about financial recovery while John Maynard Keynes expressed doubts. In 1936, Keynes published The General Theory of Employment, Interest, and Money, developing a theory that later became the basis for public policy in Washington.

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The Great Depression and the Keynesian Revolution

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