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How Virtual Reality Games Can Impact Society, Encourage Prosperity

How Virtual Reality Games Can Impact Society, Encourage Prosperity

RAY SUAREZ: Finally tonight: video games, virtual reality and how changes in those technologies may be connected with economic behavior. “NewsHour” economics correspondent Paul Solman and Paul’s avatar are our guides, part of his ongoing reporting Making Sense of financial news. And you should know his story contains some video game violence. MAN: You should feel like you’re there. MAN: Oh, gosh. Oh, my gosh. PAUL SOLMAN: Video games, one of the world’s fastest-growing industries, with more than $80 billion…

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PRF Review: A Joke That’s True

PRF Review: A Joke That’s True

In today’s episode I’m going to be talking about a recent Trump incident that has been covered as a joke but really reveals a little bit of truth. Let’s begin. Hi, my name is Andrew Mercado-Vazquez, and welcome to the PRF Review, a show based on the podcast “Puerto Rico Forward,” which you can listen to on all major platforms — like Spotify, like iTunes — and you can continue supporting through Patreon. Thank you so much. Everyone that helps,…

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Globalization: Doha Debates Asks

Globalization: Doha Debates Asks

One second. What does globalization mean? It makes it easier because a lot of things are there which are not available in India, and a lot of things are available in India which are not available abroad. Something across the globe could be in your own supermarket overnight, or something you order online could be at your doorstep the next day. I think it definitely makes life cheaper. I’m not sure if it makes life easier. We’ve got access to…

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How China Meddles in Latin America (w/ Dee Smith, Elizabeth Economy, & Christopher Sabatini)

How China Meddles in Latin America (w/ Dee Smith, Elizabeth Economy, & Christopher Sabatini)

Dee Smith: Welcome to The Exchange. I’m Dee Smith. And today, I’m going to be speaking with Elizabeth Economy of the Council on Foreign Relations here in New York, and Christopher Sabatini of Columbia University and the think tank Global Americans. And we’re going to be discussing some of the very interesting and somewhat disturbing aspects of Chinese activity in Latin America. This ranges across a whole range of activities, from huge hydroelectric projects in places like Brazil, to a…

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Let’s Talk About America’s Criminal Justice System

Let’s Talk About America’s Criminal Justice System

– One person’s poverty is another person’s paycheck and that’s the American way, that’s as American as apple pie and high fructose corn syrup. – Kamala’s plan to transform the criminal justice system and re-envision public safety in America. – That’s right. – That is a hell of a job. (laughter) (heavy beat music) – I think the biggest thing that I fear, or the thing that bothers me the most is not just the amount of close friends and…

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Noam Chomsky – The Nanny State

Noam Chomsky – The Nanny State

Hedges: You talk about the nanny state What do you mean – the nanny state? What do you mean by that? Chomsky: The nanny state is a state that gives gifts to sectors that have the power to demand it, which typically means the rich and the powerful. I mean there are, you know — Hedges: So is this like subsidies to the fossil fuel industry? Chomsky: Hundreds of billions of dollars – I think it’s something like 500 billion…

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Globalization, Technological Change, and Inequality: Jeffrey Sachs and Paul Krugman in Conversation

Globalization, Technological Change, and Inequality: Jeffrey Sachs and Paul Krugman in Conversation

– Good evening and welcome. Welcome to the Graduate Center. My name is Chase Robinson, I’m the president of the Graduate Center and tonight we are honored to host a conversation between two great economic minds on the intersection of three major issues; globalization, technological change, and inequality. I should say that in addition to Professor Jeffrey and Paul Krugman we are pleased to welcome Gillian Tett US managing editor of the Financial Times, who will moderate what is suer…

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