We The Economy Channel

We The Economy Channel

WE THE ECONOMY 20 Short Films You Can't Afford to Miss. Everyone is talking about the economy, but who can explain it?  Award-winning directors and leading economic experts team up for a surprising and thought-provoking short film series that tackles 20 essential questions about the U.S. economy through comedy, animation, music, dance, documentary, and scripted films.

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Ep. 1: CAVE-O-NOMICS | Morgan Spurlock division of labor/specialization, competition and market structure, innovation, economic freedom, role of government
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Ep. 10: THE STREET | Joe Berlinger financial markets, Wall Street
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Ep. 11: TAXATION NATION | Jessica Yu absolute advantage
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Ep. 11: TAXATION NATION | Jessica Yu taxes
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Ep. 12: AN ANIMATED FILM ON THE DEBT & THE DEFICIT | Marshall Curry debt, federal deficit
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Ep. 12: AN ANIMATED FILM ON THE DEBT & THE DEFICIT | Marshall Curry budget deficit and public debt, government expenditure
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Ep. 13: YOUR TAX DOLLARS AT WORK | Barbara Kopple taxes, Social Security, subsidies
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Ep. 14: THE FOREIGN AID PARADOX | Rachel Grady & Heidi Ewing foreign aid, poverty, economic development, unintended consequences, sustainable development
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Ep. 15: GLOBALIZATION... WHO CARES? ...YOU DO | Bob Balaban economic inequality, global economics, global trade
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Ep. 16: CITY ON THE RISE | Albert Hughes deindustrialization, outsourcing, job security, education
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Ep. 17: MADE BY CHINA IN AMERICA | Miao Wang manufacturing, input costs, labor, global economics
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Ep. 18: SUPPLY CHAIN REACTION | Jehane Noujaim supply chain, resource market, poverty, ethical choices, unethical behavior, consumers, incentives
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Ep. 19: THE UNBELIEVABLY SWEET ALPACAS! | Adam McKay income inequality
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Ep. 20: MONKEY BUSINESS | Shola Lynch economic inequality, wage gap, distribution of income, globization, technology, economic growth
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Ep. 21: THE VALUE OF WORK | Steve James minimum wage, income inequality, economic growth, input costs, profit, unskilled labor
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Ep. 22: THIS WON'T HURT A BIT! | Mary Harron regulations, Healthcare, insurance, transaction costs, patent, price controls
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Ep. 23: THE EBOLA ECONOMY I Morgan Spurlock public health, globalization, economic development, global trade, scarcity, supply chain
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Ep. 2: SUPPLY & DANCE, MAN! | Jon M. Chu change in supply vs. change in quantity supplied, change in demand vs. change in quantity demanded, surplus, shortage
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Ep. 3: GDP SMACKDOWN | Chris Henchy Gross Domestic Product (GDP)
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Ep. 4: LEMONADE WAR | Ramin Bahrani free markets, government regulation, regulatory capture, monopoly, lobbying
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Ep. 5: A BEE'S INVOICE; THE HIDDEN VALUE IN NATURE | Adrian Grenier limited resources, natural capital, tragedy of the commons, negative externality, carbon market
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Ep. 6: THAT FILM ABOUT MONEY | James Schamus money, fractional banking, Banking system
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Ep. 7: THE SECOND PART OF THAT FILM ABOUT MONEY | James Schamus federal reserve, money, borrowing, Financial crisis of 2008, consumption, debt
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Ep. 8: FED HEAD | Catherine Hardwicke federal reserve, monetary policy
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Ep. 9: RECESSION | Lee Hirsch recession, animal spirits, unemployment, expansionary fiscal policy, consumption
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