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Economics U$A: 21st Century Edition, Unit 20, The Banking System: Why Must It Be Protected?
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presented by David Schoumacher, 1935-; produced by Educational Film Center, in Economics U$A: 21st Century Edition, Unit 20 (District of Columbia: Annenberg Learner, 2012), 29 mins

The Knickerbocker Bank's failure led to the Bank Panic of 1907, and ultimately inspired a need for a central bank. When thousands of banks failed in the 1930s, President Roosevelt declared a National Bank Holiday closing individual banks, and created new regulatory agencies to guard the system. But in the wake of...

presented by David Schoumacher, 1935-; produced by Educational Film Center, in Economics U$A: 21st Century Edition, Unit 20 (District of Columbia: Annenberg Learner, 2012), 29 mins
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Economics U$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 21, The Federal Reserve: Does Money Matter?
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presented by David Schoumacher, 1935-; produced by Educational Film Center, in Economics U$A: 21st Century Edition, Unit 21 (District of Columbia: Annenberg Learner, 2012), 29 mins

The Federal Reserve was originally created in 1913 as an emergency lender to banks--a sort of bank of last resort. The Banking Act of 1935 and the Fed Accord of 1951 broadened the powers of the Fed, widening the range of options and tools it could use to manage the economy. Up to about 2010, the Fed did fairly wel...

presented by David Schoumacher, 1935-; produced by Educational Film Center, in Economics U$A: 21st Century Edition, Unit 21 (District of Columbia: Annenberg Learner, 2012), 29 mins
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