Film: The Crash Course

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The Crash Course seeks to provide you with a baseline understanding of the economy so that you can better appreciate the risks that we all face.

The Crash Course seeks to provide you with a baseline understanding of the economy so that you can better appreciate the risks that we all face. The Intro below is separated from the rest of the sections because you'll only need to see it once...it tells you about how the Crash Course came to be.

How long will it take?

Chapters are between 3 and 20 minutes in length. All 20 sections take 3 hours and 23 minutes to watch in full, over the course of three Wednesdays at St. Francis with plenty of time for discussion.

# Chapter Duration
-- Introduction (on this page, above) 1:47
1 Three Beliefs 1:46
2 The Three "E"s 1:38
3 Exponential Growth 6:20
4 Compounding is the Problem 3:06
5 Growth vs. Prosperity 3:40
6 What is Money? 5:55
7 Money Creation 4:19
8 The Fed - Money Creation 7:13
9 A Brief History of US Money 7:14
10 Inflation 11:48
11 How Much Is A Trillion? 3:28
12 Debt 12:32
13 A National Failure To Save 12:06
14 Assets & Demographics 13:41
15 Bubbles 14:10
16 Fuzzy Numbers 15:52
17a Part A: Peak Oil 17:52
17b Part B: Energy Budgeting 12:15
17c Part C: Energy And The Economy 7:05
18 Environmental Data 16:22
19 Future Shock 8:02
20 What Should I Do? 19:48

 

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Film: A Farm for the Future

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"This documentary from the BBC is one of the most impressive things I’ve seen on TV for a long time. Highly recommended."  Realising that all food production in the UK (and the US) is completely dependent on abundant cheap fossil fuel, particularly oil, she sets out to discover just how secure this oil supply is and how to make a farm for the future.

Wildlife film maker Rebecca Hosking investigates how to transform her family's farm in Devon into a low energy farm for the future, and discovers that nature holds the key.

With her father close to retirement, Rebecca returns to her family's wildlife-friendly farm in Devon, to become the next generation to farm the land. But last year's high fuel prices were a wake-up call for Rebecca. Realizing that all food production in the UK is completely dependent on abundant cheap fossil fuel, particularly oil, she sets out to discover just how secure this oil supply is.

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