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Economics U$A: 21st Century Edition, Unit 5, Economic Efficiency: What Price Controls?
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presented by David Schoumacher, 1935-; produced by Educational Film Center, in Economics U$A: 21st Century Edition, Unit 5 (District of Columbia: Annenberg Learner, 2012), 28 mins

In preparation for WWII, the Roosevelt administration instituted wage price and price controls to curb inflation and better focus production on war materials. When the Nixon administration set up price controls for beef, farmers attempted to stifle the supply by withholding animals from the markets. Following WWII...

presented by David Schoumacher, 1935-; produced by Educational Film Center, in Economics U$A: 21st Century Edition, Unit 5 (District of Columbia: Annenberg Learner, 2012), 28 mins
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Economics U$A: 21st Century Edition, Unit 10, Profits and Interest: How Do You Get the Best Return?
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presented by David Schoumacher, 1935-; produced by Educational Film Center, in Economics U$A: 21st Century Edition, Unit 10 (District of Columbia: Annenberg Learner, 2012), 28 mins

In response to rising interest rates in the 1970s, the Maryland legislature raised usury ceilings so that more home loans would be available. In December of 1980 Apple Computers went public, affirming four years of hard work with substantial compensation for its founders. Pharmaceutical companies invest millions i...

presented by David Schoumacher, 1935-; produced by Educational Film Center, in Economics U$A: 21st Century Edition, Unit 10 (District of Columbia: Annenberg Learner, 2012), 28 mins
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Economics U$A: 21st Century Edition, Unit 12, Economic Growth: Can We Keep Up the Pace?
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presented by David Schoumacher, 1935-; produced by Educational Film Center, in Economics U$A: 21st Century Edition, Unit 12 (District of Columbia: Annenberg Learner, 2012), 28 mins

By 1916 Henry Ford's assembly line had lowered the price of the Model T to $360, making it affordable and increasing its production exponentially in two years. In 1972 a group of experts known as the Club of Rome issued a report called "The Limits to Growth," predicting that raw materials could run out and world p...

presented by David Schoumacher, 1935-; produced by Educational Film Center, in Economics U$A: 21st Century Edition, Unit 12 (District of Columbia: Annenberg Learner, 2012), 28 mins
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Economics U$A: 21st Century Edition, Unit 25, Monetary Policy: How Well Does it Work?
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presented by David Schoumacher, 1935-; produced by Educational Film Center, in Economics U$A: 21st Century Edition, Unit 25 (District of Columbia: Annenberg Learner, 2012), 29 mins

Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volker pushed us through two deep recessions using monetary policy and increased interest rates to combat inflation in the 1980s. His successor Alan Greenspan used a different tactic in the early 1990s and 2000s: flood the market with liquidity to prevent freezing. And under Chairman...

presented by David Schoumacher, 1935-; produced by Educational Film Center, in Economics U$A: 21st Century Edition, Unit 25 (District of Columbia: Annenberg Learner, 2012), 29 mins
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Economics U$A: 21st Century Edition, Unit 2, The Firm: How Can It Keep Costs Down?
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presented by David Schoumacher, 1935-; produced by Educational Film Center, in Economics U$A: 21st Century Edition, Unit 2 (District of Columbia: Annenberg Learner, 2012), 28 mins

In 1980, Coca Cola replaced sugar with high fructose corn extract in order to alleviate higher production costs. In 1963, Studebaker closed its plant, unable to increase sales and take advantage of assembly line production. In the new century, printing and publishing company Printpod, Inc. avoided increasing domes...

presented by David Schoumacher, 1935-; produced by Educational Film Center, in Economics U$A: 21st Century Edition, Unit 2 (District of Columbia: Annenberg Learner, 2012), 28 mins
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Economics U$A: 21st Century Edition, Unit 4, Perfect Competition & Inelastic Demand: Can the Farmer Make a Profit?
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presented by David Schoumacher, 1935-; produced by Educational Film Center, in Economics U$A: 21st Century Edition, Unit 4 (District of Columbia: Annenberg Learner, 2012), 28 mins

Farmers lured into producing massive food surpluses for WWI could no longer profit when the war ended and demand plummeted. After 1933, President Franklin D. Roosevelt sought to improve the conditions of farmers via policies in his New Deal plan. Government subsidies later allowed for corporate ownership of a majo...

presented by David Schoumacher, 1935-; produced by Educational Film Center, in Economics U$A: 21st Century Edition, Unit 4 (District of Columbia: Annenberg Learner, 2012), 28 mins
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Economics U$A: 21st Century Edition, Unit 6, Monopoly: Who's In Control?
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presented by David Schoumacher, 1935-; produced by Educational Film Center, in Economics U$A: 21st Century Edition, Unit 6 (District of Columbia: Annenberg Learner, 2012), 28 mins

In 1890, the Sherman Anti-Trust Act broke up the monopoly that John D. Rockefeller and his company, Standard Oil, had on the oil industry. In 1914, the federal government was sold on the concept of universal telephone service provided by Ma Bell, a monopoly that was ended by the development of a new technology. In...

presented by David Schoumacher, 1935-; produced by Educational Film Center, in Economics U$A: 21st Century Edition, Unit 6 (District of Columbia: Annenberg Learner, 2012), 28 mins
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Economics U$A: 21st Century Edition, Unit 8, Pollution and the Environment: How Much is a Clean Environment Worth?
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presented by David Schoumacher, 1935-; produced by Educational Film Center, in Economics U$A: 21st Century Edition, Unit 8 (District of Columbia: Annenberg Learner, 2012), 28 mins

In 1977, the federal court system told the Reserve Mining Company to build a $400 million disposal site for carcinogenic materials. After 1970, Los Angeles was looking for a broad-ranging smog-reduction policy to reflect recently amended Clean Air Act standards. In 2009, the House of Representatives introduced the...

presented by David Schoumacher, 1935-; produced by Educational Film Center, in Economics U$A: 21st Century Edition, Unit 8 (District of Columbia: Annenberg Learner, 2012), 28 mins
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Economics U$A: 21st Century Edition, Unit 9, Labor and Management: How Do They Come to Terms?
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presented by David Schoumacher, 1935-; produced by Educational Film Center, in Economics U$A: 21st Century Edition, Unit 9 (District of Columbia: Annenberg Learner, 2012), 28 mins

The International Ladies Garment Workers' Union (ILGWU) strike in the early 1900s was inspired by poor working conditions and low wages. In 1984, Congress bailed out the Chrysler Auto company after Chairman Lee Iaccoca and Douglas Fraser, chief of the United Auto Workers, came to an agreement. Why does Walmart cho...

presented by David Schoumacher, 1935-; produced by Educational Film Center, in Economics U$A: 21st Century Edition, Unit 9 (District of Columbia: Annenberg Learner, 2012), 28 mins
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Economics U$A: 21st Century Edition, Unit 14, Resources and Scarcity: What's Economics All About?
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presented by David Schoumacher, 1935-; produced by Educational Film Center, in Economics U$A: 21st Century Edition, Unit 14 (District of Columbia: Annenberg Learner, 2012), 28 mins

Faced with dwindling resources, Congress fiercely debated whether to preserve 100 million acres of Alaskan land as a national park, or open the land for mineral exploration. World War II saw an unprecedented period of economic growth. The need to mobilize resources overseas quickly was palpable. In the 1970s U.S....

presented by David Schoumacher, 1935-; produced by Educational Film Center, in Economics U$A: 21st Century Edition, Unit 14 (District of Columbia: Annenberg Learner, 2012), 28 mins
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