World debt comparison: The global debt clock Finland's basic income experiment is already making people feel better after just 4 months Unsplash / Haley Phelps Four months after Finland's social-security institution Kela launched a two-year experiment in basic income, a system of wealth distribution in which people receive a salary just for being alive, some of the 2,000 recipients are already reporting lower levels of stress. The $600 they receive each month might not be much, but it's enough to put some people's anxiety at ease, Marjukka Turunen, head of Kela's legal benefits unit, told Kera News. "There was this one woman who said: 'I was afraid every time the phone would ring, that unemployment services are calling to offer me a job,'" Turunen recalled of a woman who needed to care for her parents, and so couldn't work. Basic income is foremost a solution to poverty. With that financial security comes additional benefits, says Scott Santens, a basic income advocate and writer. Finland's program is a modified version of basic income, since most advocates claim the system must be unconditional.
Crash course - The origins of the financial crisis THE collapse of Lehman Brothers, a sprawling global bank, in September 2008 almost brought down the world’s financial system. It took huge taxpayer-financed bail-outs to shore up the industry. Even so, the ensuing credit crunch turned what was already a nasty downturn into the worst recession in 80 years. Massive monetary and fiscal stimulus prevented a buddy-can-you-spare-a-dime depression, but the recovery remains feeble compared with previous post-war upturns. GDP is still below its pre-crisis peak in many rich countries, especially in Europe, where the financial crisis has evolved into the euro crisis. The effects of the crash are still rippling through the world economy: witness the wobbles in financial markets as America’s Federal Reserve prepares to scale back its effort to pep up growth by buying bonds. With half a decade’s hindsight, it is clear the crisis had multiple causes.
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The Financial Crisis: The FRONTLINE Interviews | FRONTLINE Watch, Read, Share"The FRONTLINE Interviews" tell the story of history in the making. Produced in collaboration with Duke University’s Rutherfurd Living History Program. Learn more... [Obama] didn't give us a choiceRep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), House Republican ConferenceWatch the full interview I called [Obama] and said...there could be a bit of a contagionRobert Wolf, Chairman, UBS AmericasWatch the full interview raw exercise of power by the financial industryPhil Angelides, Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission 2009-'11Watch the full interview We...didn't get how severe this recession was going to beChristina Romer, White House Economic Adviser, 2009-'10Watch the full interview I was taking advantage of people I don't even know...Cathy O'Neil, Former analyst, D.E. Additional Transcripts
Europe According to Stereotype | andrewcusack.com A London-based graphic designer has created a series of maps depicting Europe according to the national stereotypes in the minds of various peoples. Yanko Tsvetkov, a Bulgarian living in Great Britain, created the first one in 2009 in the midst of the energy dispute between Russia and the Ukraine. Russia was labelled “Paranoid Oil Empire”, the Ukraine “Gas Stealers”, and the E.U. as “Union of Subsidized Farmers”. “I created the first one in 2009 because at that time there was an energy crisis in Europe,” Mr. Europe according to the French. Europe according to the Germans. Europe according to the Italians. Europe according to the British. Europe according to the Americans.
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Outfoxed – Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism Documentary | Watch Free Documentary Online “Outfoxed” examines how media empires, led by Rupert Murdoch’s Fox News, have been running a “race to the bottom” in television news. This documentary provides an in-depth look at Fox News and the dangers of ever-enlarging corporations taking control of the public’s right to know. The film explores Murdoch’s burgeoning kingdom and the impact on society when a broad swath of media is controlled by one person. Media experts, including Jeff Cohen (FAIR) Bob McChesney (Free Press), Chellie Pingree (Common Cause), Jeff Chester (Center for Digital Democracy) and David Brock (Media Matters) provide context and guidance for the story of Fox News and its effect on society. Trump and the Fed Donald Trump has thrown more than one curve ball since becoming President, but his looming choice to run the Federal Reserve Board could be his biggest bender to date. He may choose a Fed Chairman who represents the monetary policies that have favored the affluent and done little or nothing for the real economy. Mr. Donald Trump has thrown more than one curve ball since becoming President, but his looming choice to run the Federal Reserve Board could be his biggest bender to date. Mr.