60 Second Adventures in Economics
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Published Wed, 05 Sep 2012 00:00:00 +0100
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Title 60 Second Adventures in Economics
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  • Ever shaken an invisible hand? Been flattened by a falling market? Or wondered what took the bend out of Phillips' curve? David Mitchell helps reveal some of the great dilemmas faced by governments trying to run an economy - whether to save or spend, control inflation, regulate trade, fix exchange rates, or just leave everyone to get on with it and not intervene. You'll learn why Adam Smith put such a high price on free markets, how Keynes found a bold new way to reduce unemployment, and what economists went on to discover about the impact of policy on people's and businesses' behaviour - which may not always be entirely rational...<link rel="canonical" href="http://www.open.edu/openlearn/society/politics-policy-people/economics/60-second-adventures-economics" /> The iTunes U team. The iTunes U Team at The Open University produce audio and video podcasts <br />First published on Wed, 05 Sep 2012 as <a href="http://www.open.edu/openlearn/society/politics-policy-people/economics/60-second-adventures-economics">60 Second Adventures in Economics</a>. To find out more visit The Open University's <a href="http://www.open.edu/openlearn/ole-home-page">Openlearn</a> website.
  • Ever shaken an invisible hand? Been flattened by a falling market? Or wondered what took the bend out of Phillips' curve? David Mitchell helps reveal some of the great dilemmas faced by governments trying to run an economy - whether to save or spend, control inflation, regulate trade, fix exchange rates, or just leave everyone to get on with it and not intervene. You'll learn why Adam Smith put such a high price on free markets, how Keynes found a bold new way to reduce unemployment, and what economists went on to discover about the impact of policy on people's and businesses' behaviour - which may not always be entirely rational...<link rel="canonical" href="http://www.open.edu/openlearn/society/politics-policy-people/economics/60-second-adventures-economics" /> The iTunes U team. The iTunes U Team at The Open University produce audio and video podcasts<br />First published on Wed, 05 Sep 2012 as <a href="http://www.open.edu/openlearn/society/politics-policy-people/economics/60-second-adventures-economics">60 Second Adventures in Economics</a>. To find out more visit The Open University's <a href="http://www.open.edu/openlearn/ole-home-page">Openlearn</a> website.