Do the Math: American Economy and Society

By: Friday May 2, 2014 1:20 pm

When most people talk about economics there are lots of statistics, as if economics is about math. Economics is really about people. It shows who we are as a nation and tells us what we will become. In 21st century America, our hope now is that we’ll someday better people than we have become. But do the math; it’ll be a hard road.

 

FDL Movie Night: “The House I Live In”

By: Monday October 8, 2012 5:00 pm

Eugene Jarecki’s powerful documentary The House I Live In, which won the Sundance Film Festival Grand Prize, traces the roots of the War on Drugs and lays out the inequalities in drug enforcement, mandatory sentencing, and the prison system, while also explaining the economic realities that create both drug problems and a rise in incarceration. Using his relationship with his family’s longtime caregiver, Nannie Jeter (Nannie is her given name, not her title in the household) and her family as a stepping off point, Jarecki explores the failure of America’s drug policy.

London Riots: A Symptom of the ‘Burning’ & ‘Looting’ of UK Public Services

By: Tuesday August 9, 2011 4:40 pm

Riots have gripped London for the past three nights and, as communities move to clean up, there is increased tension and the possibility of more property damage.

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