We The Economy

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    Why is healthcare so expensive? A patient enters a hospital with a migraine headache, unaware of the costs his visit will incur on the path to a diagnosis.

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    Why is minimum wage important?

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    In a magical land inhabited by long lashed, multi-colored Alpacas who love lollipops, rainbows and friendship, there’s a yawning divide in wealth distribution … what’s behind the inequality gap?

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    As consumers in a rapidly growing world economy, we have an insatiable appetite for the next greatest electronic gadget, like smartphones and TVs. But can we consume cheap imported products without exploiting someone in the supply chain?

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    Is China’s boom good for our economy?

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    What happens when jobs disappear? How does a great American city bounce back?

     

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    What is the global trade system?
    What does it mean to have a globalized economy? And is it good for us?

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    The United States spends approximately $37 billion dollars a year on foreign aid – just under 1% of our federal budget.

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    Why do we have budget deficits and a national debt?
    In this free-wheeling animated film, you’ll see how Congress and public officials use and manage debt, and why it matters to you.

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    Teachers have long relied on educational cartoons with catchy songs to simplify everything from grammar to government. Can a cartoon conquer a challenge like today’s tax system?