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Deep economy (Bill McKibben)

McKibben focuses on the point where environmental and economic issues intersect, offering ideas for approaching these problems. McKibben is the author of “Hundred Dollar Holiday,” “Maybe One,” and “Hope, Human and Wild”

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Development Economy Environment

A fate worse than debt (Susan George)

Documentary from 1989 describing the debt crisis as the most severe crisis that has affected the Third World for the last 50 years. For full transcript see here.

FWTD Segment from Crelis Rammelt on Vimeo.

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Development Economy Environment

War by other means (John Pilger)

A 1992 investigation into the crippling levels of debt paid by Third World countries.

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Development Economy Environment

Neoliberal globalisation (Susan George)

Susan George, author of more than a dozen books, is the Chair of the Planning Board of the Transnational Institute in Amsterdam, a fellowship of scholars living throughout the world whose work is intended to contribute to social justice.

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Economy Environment

Managing Without Growth (Peter Victor)

Dr. Peter Victor on his book “Managing without Growth. Slower by Design, Not Disaster”. For another one of his talks see here (Degrowth Finland, 24 September 2010, Helsinki.)

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Development Economy Environment

Economic reality check (Tim Jackson)

As the world faces recession, climate change, inequity and more, Tim Jackson challenges established economic principles.

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Development Environment

The green revolution (Norman Borlaug)

Mexico, 1980. Interview with Dr. Norman Borlaug about wheat development and factors affecting production. For reactions to this model of food production and distribution, see: An Economic History of Global Food Markets (Raj Patel) and The future of food (Vandana Shiva).

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Development Environment

The future of food (Vandana Shiva)

In this three-parts video, Dr. Vandana Shiva explains the science of biotechnology (genetic engineering), and the dangers it poses to the world’s food supplies. For a contrasting view, see: Biotechnology (Gordon Conway).

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Development Environment

An Economic History of Global Food Markets (Raj Patel)

Author and activist Raj Patel explains the economic history of global markets in food production.

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Development Environment

Biotechnology (Gordon Conway)

Professor Sir Gordon Conway discusses the role of science and innovation in driving food production in the 21st century. For a contrasting view, see: The future of food (Vandana Shiva).