Business & Economics


New! Automation Will Crash Democracy: A Debate 96 min.

With automation poised to displace workers in the fields of medicine, agriculture, and beyond, technology will likely disrupt labor patterns around the world. As people lose their jobs to robots, some argue, the gap between rich and poor will widen, distrust in government and democratic institutions will grow, and dangerous, authoritarian ideas will spread. But others argue that technology has dis...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2018

New! Bitcoin Is More Than a Bubble and Here to Stay: A Debate 100 min.

In 2009, a person or group of people created Bitcoin, a digital currency. Unlike traditional currencies, which are backed by central governments that regulate their value and supply, Bitcoin is computer-generated and has no overarching authority controlling it. Today, Bitcoin and other "cryptocurrencies" are worth billions. Supporters of these cryptocurrencies argue that they will revolutionize gl...

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New! Globalization Has Undermined America's Working Class: A Debate 79 min.

In recent decades, globalization has ushered in an era of free trade, fluid borders, and unparalleled corporate profits. The reduction of barriers among states and their economies, advocates argue, has enriched nations and expanded opportunities for workers and consumers around the world. But in the United States, jobs are disappearing, opponents charge, and from construction zones to clerical off...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2018

New! Preserve Net Neutrality: All Data Is Created Equal: A Debate 91 min.

Should the Internet be regulated, and if so, how? In December 2017, the Federal Communications Commission voted to repeal "net neutrality" rules that had been adopted in 2015. (A period of public comment followed, and the repeal took effect in June 2018.) Net neutrality is a broad term that refers to the idea that Internet service providers (ISPs) must treat all data on the Internet equally rather...

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New! Progressive Populism Will Save the Democratic Party: A Debate 31 min.

As Democratic leaders and strategists plan for upcoming elections, the party stands at a crossroads. For progressive populists, the path forward is clear: To regain Congress and the White House, Democrats must get back in touch with the party’s working-class roots by championing a specific set of policies, including Medicare for all, free public college tuition, a guaranteed federal jobs program,...

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New! Retail Alliances, Not Washington, Will Save the U.S. Health Care System: A Debate 76 min.

Despite efforts by Republicans in Washington to repeal and chip away at the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), the landmark health care law passed by a Democratic-controlled Congress in 2010 remains in effect. The ACA has provided millions of Americans with subsidies to obtain medical insurance and gain health care. But the U.S. health care system remains mired in problems: It is co...

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New! Unresolved: America's Economic Outlook: A Debate 86 min.

By most accounts, the American economy is booming—manufacturing is at a 13-year high, unemployment is at a 16-year low, and both the stock market and consumer confidence are soaring. But just what is driving this upturn, how long will it endure, and how will the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the law passed by the Republican-controlled Congress in December 2017, shape the economy in the years ahead? In th...

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Empowering Our Personal and Professional Journey 28 min.

In this program Hazel Henderson explores with Dr. Monica Sharma, author of Radical Transformational Leadership (2018) her personal story growing up in India. How she practiced medicine there and grew to understand the importance for human health of looking at her patients' life circumstances and their environments. Dr. Sharma became a leader in many United Nations health initiatives and her leader...

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Ethical Markets 9: Transforming Finance 5.0 100 min.

This series of four programs scan major aspects of rapidly accelerating change in today’s interconnected global economy. The programs examine how this is driving restructuring of agriculture, media, investing, technologies and education as computers take over many sectors, displacing humans, even in professions including medicine, law and high-speed global finance, leading to new volatility worldw...

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Investing in Saltwater Agriculture: The Next Big Thing 28 min.

In this program, Hazel Henderson and NASA Chief Scientist Dennis Bushnell continue their exploration of the massive global potential in shifting over-investments in food and agriculture dependent on the planet’s 3% of freshwater to the other halt of the plant kingdom: the 10,000 salt-loving (halophyte) plants that can fill human food and fuel needs for the foreseeable future. These crops grown wit...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2018