Why is Healthcare so expensive? Laugh until it hurts. Being a patient can try anyone’s patience. In a comic rollercoaster ride through the U.S. healthcare system, one man discovers that he’s not just a person - he’s a profit center.
What is the real value of a dollar? You think that a dollar bill is money and that banks are where your cash is stored and safeguarded. Well, you’re wrong. Like, really wrong.
What do banks do with our deposits? You think that banks are where your cash is stored and safeguard and that a dollar bill is money. Well, you’re wrong. Like, really wrong.
How did the economy get started? Meet Ugg, Glugg and Tugg, three enterprising cave men who accidentally invented trade, marketing and the base elements of the modern market economy.
What happens when jobs disappear? Detroit has been the poster child for the loss of well-paid manufacturing jobs, but this trend impacts communities all over the country. How does a great American city bounce back?
What do human rights have to do with the economy? Global trade clearly benefits our economy. But labor practices vary wildly from country to country. Can we consume cheap imported products without exploiting someone in the supply chain?
How does Government regulate the economy? Patton Oswalt is a ruthless businessman facing a very tough competitor - a 12-year-old girl. During their no-holds-barred corporate battle, both sides are helped (and hurt) by government regulation.
What is the Federal Reserve? When Federal Reserve Chairman Rob Rafaelson awakes with amnesia only moments before a big press conference, his children, maid and intern must explain the Fed to him using the only thing handy: the children’s toys.
How does Wall Street influence the economy? Accompanied by CNBC’s Bob Pisani, Joe Berlinger takes us inside the New York Stock Exchange to explore the ways in which banks and financial institutions help grease the wheels of our economy.
What causes a recession? What is a recession? Is it something real or just a state of mind? While certain economic problems are undeniable, two human factors can make it worse - fear and greed. Lee Hirsch digs in.
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