Economics

State Budgets | Peach State Politics

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In this episode of Peach State Politics, host Stephen Fowler explains how Georgia's state budget works, where the money goes, and how the money is spent.

Kansas City vs. Peer Cities | American Graduate

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Creating an Austin, Texas-type buzz in the Kansas City area means establishing the 21st century workforce that can succeed in the 21st century workplace, said Sheri Gonzales Warren, an economic development official with the Mid-America Regional Council. 

“If we do a good job of this,” Gonzales Warren said, “ this would be one of those hotbed places where people come. Where young people, in particular, go, ‘I am going to go there, because I know I won’t have any problem finding work.’ We want to be that place.” 

To spur that along, the business community in 2014 launched KC Rising. This road map to long-term prosperity, the group says, “is regional in focus, but global in perspective, targeting high growth in trade, people and ideas.” 

This data-heavy effort benchmarks our region against 30 other peer metros, and the people part is where workforce development fits in. 

Watch the video above to see where the Kansas City region is losing the race and to discover what people are doing to build up its human capital.

Causes (2) | 1980s Farm Crisis

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The 1980s farm crisis has a variety of causes, domestically and internationally. This segment is part of the documentary The Farm Crisis, which examines the tragic circumstances faced by farmers for most of the 1980s, when thousands were forced into bankruptcy, land values dropped by one-third nationally, and sky-high interest rates turned successes into failures seemingly overnight.

Career Profile: Strategy Leader, Biotech Affairs and Regulations Jim Gaffney | Market to Market Classroom

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Learn about what Jim Gaffney does as Strategy Leader, Biotech Affairs and Regulations, for DuPont Pioneer in this career profile from Market to Market Classroom. Gaffney helps to guide new agricultural products through the regulatory process and to bring them to market in the most efficent way possible. Market to Market Classroom provides insight on the experiences, education and opportunities from a variety of career professionals working in agriculture-related industries.

Farm Families are Changed (19) | 1980s Farm Crisis

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Farmers and their families are forever changed as a result of the farm crisis. This segment is part of the documentary The Farm Crisis, which examines the tragic circumstances faced by farmers for most of the 1980s, when thousands were forced into bankruptcy, land values dropped by one-third nationally, and sky-high interest rates turned successes into failures seemingly overnight.

Teaching Students About Credit

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Now more than ever, it’s essential that young people know how to use credit cards wisely and manage their debt, before they learn the hard way. This video features Lauren Popkoff, a teacher at Brooklyn College Academy in Brooklyn, New York. As Lauren lifts the veil off of credit, she outlines a lesson she teaches her high school students to arm them with the knowledge they need to make wise financial decisions. In this lesson, Lauren presents the advantages and disadvantages of credit, compares credit card offers with her students, discusses ways to establish credit, and highlights the credit card act of 2009.

Obama's Deal: The Deal Making Begins

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FRONTLINE Obama’s Deal takes a sobering look at the Obama administration’s historic push to reform health care, revealing the realities of American politics, the power of special interest groups, and the role of money in policy making. In this video, students learn of President Obama’s negotiations with influential lobbyists and members of Congress—and the importance of political compromise in shaping major legislation.

Monetary and Fiscal Policy | Crash Course Government and Politics

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Craig is going to dive into the controversy of monetary and fiscal policy. Monetary and fiscal policy are ways the government, and most notably the Federal Reserve, influences the economy—for better or for worse.

The Building Blocks of Macroeconomics | The Economics Classroom: Workshop 6

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Macroeconomics sets out to look at the entire economy as a whole, not just the pieces. The big ticket items like inflation, recession, unemployment, economic growth and gross domestic product (GDP) are the subjects of macroeconomics. This one-hour video workshop introduces students to the basic measurement tools of any economy.

Night Transport | Wide Angle

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The working population of India’s BPO (business process outsourcing) industry is more than half women. In part because of this, India’s economic laws and structures had to be adjusted to meet the special demands of women employees. Safe forms of transport needed to be provided to ensure the security of women and to satisfy parents' concerns. In this video from the Wide Angle film "1-800-INDIA," learn about the women commuters of the BPO industry and an entrepreneur who has profited from providing night transport to the female workers of BPO firms.

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