Learning (and relearning) introductory economics

EEC: Econ 101
EEC: Econ 101

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EEC: Reimagining the Economy
EEC: Reimagining the Economy

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EEC: Documentary Studies
EEC: Documentary Studies

Economics lessons, one film at a time

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"Truffle hunters told me one of their chief challenges is trying to figure out what to charge," said Rowan Jacobsen, author of "Truffle Hound."
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What the Enron scandal taught us about investing

Sep 30, 2021
"To get the full return of the stock market, you have to invest in all the stocks available, not just your own," says The Wall Street Journal's Jason Zweig.
Enron employees leave the company's Houston headquarters after being laid off in 2001.
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20 years later, echoes of Enron's energy deregulation in California, Texas

Sep 30, 2021
In California, energy companies gamed the markets and ushered in large-scale blackouts in 2000-2001, incidents that have Enron's fingerprints all over them.
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The Enron scandal: 20 years later, what’s changed?

Sep 23, 2021
Very little, according to Bethany McLean, the first financial reporter to ask questions about Enron's accounting practices.
Former Enron CEO and Chairman Kenneth Lay is sworn in before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation in 2002.
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