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Caring economics: A primer for counting our real wealth

February 22, 2015
| Sara Saltee, Director of Leadership and Learning Programs at the Center for Partnership Studies, presents a webinar on methods to gain greater recognition for caregivers and caring work.
Length: 29:28 minutes (40.48 MB)

Economics for journalists? From the Fraser Institute? Biased?

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The economy is a difficult subject for journalists to cover. Most have never studied economics in any depth. At Carleton University's Journalism School, an estimated six per cent of Bachelor of Journalism students take the Introduction to Economics course, the prerequisite for all other courses in economics. That means 94 per cent likely have no economics background.

So how can they cover Canadian politics, with its emphasis on the economy?

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The new Greek government pushes back against austerity

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On January 26, a political earthquake brought the left-wing Syriza party to power in Greece with a sweeping mandate to end the six-year nightmare of economic austerity imposed by the European establishment.

Since the 2008 global financial crisis, the so-called German-backed troika -- the European Central Bank, the European Commission and International Monetary Fund -- forced Greece into accepting $275 billion in bailout loans conditional on harsh restructuring measures.

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Who pays the price of sexual violence?

News of a lawsuit against the University of Ottawa brings up an important question: what is the cost of sexual violence in our communities, and who is entitled to compensation?

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Ten years of free trade in Central America

January 16, 2015
| The Central America Free Trade Agreement was ratified in 2005. Ten years later, most of the signatory countries are struggling with poverty, violence and increased emigration.
Length: 13:58 minutes (12.79 MB)
| January 15, 2015
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Forget corporate social responsibility, reverse corporate tax cuts

October 12, 2014
| Since 1984, the corporate tax rate has dropped from 47% to 15%. Larry Haiven says that corporations should leave social responsibility to governments and simply pay their fair share of taxes.
Length: 11:04 minutes (10.14 MB)
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Just Eat It: A Food Waste Story

October 10, 2014
| Jen Rustemeyer and Grant Baldwin tackle the issue of food waste in a film about what happened when they stopped buying groceries for six months and survived exclusively on discarded food.
Length: 15:38 minutes (14.32 MB)
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