Why is healthcare so expensive?
“This Won’t Hurt a Bit” is a short film that tells the all too familiar tale of American healthcare. A patient enters a hospital with a migraine headache, unaware of the costs his visit will incur on the path to a diagnosis. He learns much more than he bargained for in this comedy on unaffordable care.
Why is minimum wage important?
In 2013, Seattle became ground zero for the heated national debate about increasing the minimum wage to $15 per hour. “The Value of Work” gives voice to supporters and the opponents, including the mayor, an activist city councilwoman, small business owners, and minimum-wage workers affected by the unprecedented legislation.
What are the causes of inequality?
In Monkey Business, filmmaker Shola Lynch chats with economists from across the political spectrum to help explain the causes of economic inequality, with help from a couple of mammalian friends.
Is inequality growing?
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?
What do human rights have to do with the economy?
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?
How do pandemics impact the global economy?
A sick child. A massive outbreak in Liberia. A sudden spread to Sierra Leone and Guinea, then Senegal, then Nigeria. A nurse in Spain, a healthcare worker in Texas. The recent outbreak of Ebola is devastating but it can still be traced back to one isolated tragedy.
Is China’s boom good for our economy?
China is often portrayed as America’s greatest economic competitor and even accused of not playing fair. But is it possible they could be a key ally in U.S. economic development