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Economics U$A: 21st Century Edition, Unit 3, Supply and Demand: What Sets the Price?
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presented by David Schoumacher, 1935-; produced by Educational Film Center, in Economics U$A: 21st Century Edition, Unit 3 (District of Columbia: Annenberg Learner, 2012), 29 mins

A two-year drought in California in the 1970s motivated areas such as Marin County to conserve by reducing their water consumption by as much as 66 percent. Following the Arab oil embargoes of 1973, the Nixon administration latched onto the world price of "new" oil, encouraging domestic oil suppliers to drill agai...

presented by David Schoumacher, 1935-; produced by Educational Film Center, in Economics U$A: 21st Century Edition, Unit 3 (District of Columbia: Annenberg Learner, 2012), 29 mins
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Economics U$A: 21st Century Edition, Unit 11, Reducing Poverty: What Have We Done?
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presented by David Schoumacher, 1935-; produced by Educational Film Center, in Economics U$A: 21st Century Edition, Unit 11 (District of Columbia: Annenberg Learner, 2012), 28 mins

After the Great Depression President Franklin D. Roosevelt put forth a social security program, using money from employer/employee wages. In 1996 President Bill Clinton signed the Welfare Reform Act, providing childcare assistance for mothers in the work force. The Perry School for Community Services, a Washington...

presented by David Schoumacher, 1935-; produced by Educational Film Center, in Economics U$A: 21st Century Edition, Unit 11 (District of Columbia: Annenberg Learner, 2012), 28 mins
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Economics U$A: 21st Century Edition, Unit 15, GNP / GDP : What is it all about?
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presented by David Schoumacher, 1935-; produced by Educational Film Center, in Economics U$A: 21st Century Edition, Unit 15 (District of Columbia: Annenberg Learner, 2012), 28 mins

In 1929 following the stock market bottoming out, Simon Kuznets led an investigative study resulting in the first national data collection of Gross National Product (GNP). Able to assess the overall production to consumption ratio of the U.S., Franklin Roosevelt entered World War II without jeopardizing the basic...

presented by David Schoumacher, 1935-; produced by Educational Film Center, in Economics U$A: 21st Century Edition, Unit 15 (District of Columbia: Annenberg Learner, 2012), 28 mins
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Economics U$A: 21st Century Edition, Unit 18, Fiscal Policy: Can We Control the Economy?
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presented by David Schoumacher, 1935-; produced by Educational Film Center, in Economics U$A: 21st Century Edition, Unit 18 (District of Columbia: Annenberg Learner, 2012), 29 mins

In 1954 relying on "automatic stabilizers," President Dwight Eisenhower withheld raising taxes in order to encourage consumer spending. In the 1960s, newly elected John F. Kennedy and economic advisor Walter Heller pushed Congress to approve a $12 billion tax cut stimulus. The Employment Act of 1946 was the first...

presented by David Schoumacher, 1935-; produced by Educational Film Center, in Economics U$A: 21st Century Edition, Unit 18 (District of Columbia: Annenberg Learner, 2012), 29 mins
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Economics U$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$A: 21st Century Edition, Unit 21 (District of Columbia: Annenberg Learner, 2012), 29 mins
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Economics U$A: 21st Century Edition, Unit 23, Productivity: Can We Get More for Less?
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presented by David Schoumacher, 1935-; produced by Educational Film Center, in Economics U$A: 21st Century Edition, Unit 23 (District of Columbia: Annenberg Learner, 2012), 28 mins

In the 1970s, businesses struggled with rising energy costs, newly imposed environmental regulations, and inflation that contributed to the slowing of productivity. By 1980, a new group of economists called "supply-siders" were calling for government deregulation to spur productivity, amidst great objections from...

presented by David Schoumacher, 1935-; produced by Educational Film Center, in Economics U$A: 21st Century Edition, Unit 23 (District of Columbia: Annenberg Learner, 2012), 28 mins
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Economics U$A: 21st Century Edition, Unit 26, Stabilization Policy: Are We Still in Control?
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presented by David Schoumacher, 1935-; produced by Educational Film Center, in Economics U$A: 21st Century Edition, Unit 26 (District of Columbia: Annenberg Learner, 2012), 29 mins

Between 1982 and 1985, the Fed tightened the money supply to combat inflation, despite rising unemployment. Also in the 1980s, U.S. citizens began to feel the debilitating effects foreign trade would have on job loss. Paul Volker's monetary policy in the mid-1980s was designed to quell inflation once and for all....

presented by David Schoumacher, 1935-; produced by Educational Film Center, in Economics U$A: 21st Century Edition, Unit 26 (District of Columbia: Annenberg Learner, 2012), 29 mins
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Economics U$A: 21st Century Edition, Unit 28, Exchange Rates: What in the World is a Dollar Worth?
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presented by David Schoumacher, 1935-; produced by Educational Film Center, in Economics U$A: 21st Century Edition, Unit 28 (District of Columbia: Annenberg Learner, 2012), 28 mins

By 1925 Great Britain went off the gold standard, managing to increase exports and lessen imports. The U.S. market was flooded with British goods and U.S. industry suffered. In July, 1944 world economic leaders met in Bretton Woods, NH for a "new world economic order" and soon the dollar became the new standard. I...

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