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Summary: A documentary on a three-day free clinic held by the organization Remote Area Medical in rural, impoverished Bristol, Tennessee.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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1 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF REM

Summary: In the wake of Argentina's spectacular economics collapse, Latin America's most prosperous middle class finds itself in a ghost town of abandoned factories and mass unemployment. Explores how Argentina's 2001 economic collapse, where a prosperous middle-class economy was destroyed during 10 years of IMF policies, impacted the lives of ordinary workers. Follows 30 unemployed auto-parts workers,...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: First Run Features 2006

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC TAK

Galbraith, James K.

Summary: "The years since the Great Crisis of 2008 have seen slow growth, high unemployment, falling home values, chronic deficits, a deepening disaster in Europe--and a stale argument between two false solutions, "austerity" on one side and "stimulus" on the other. Both sides and practically all analyses of the crisis so far take for granted that the economic growth from the early 1950s until...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 339 GAL

Eisler, Kim Isaac.

Summary: Presents the rags-to-riches tale of how unemployed ship worker Richard "Skip" Hayward revived the influence and wealth of the dying Pequot clan by establishing Connecticut's controversial and profitable casino, Foxwoods.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2001

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 970.3 EIS

Summary: Noted philosophers, authors and theologians address various topics such as spirituality using examples from historical times to the present.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Four Seasons Productions 2004

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1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV CRI

Timiraos, Nick

Summary: "By February 2020, the U.S. economic expansion had become the longest on record. Unemployment was plumbing half-century lows. Stock markets soared to new highs. One month later, the public health battle against a deadly virus had pushed the economy into the equivalent of a medically induced coma. America's workplaces-offices, shops, malls, and factories-shuttered. Many of the nation's largest...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown & Company 2022

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Leonard, Thomas C.

Summary: In Illiberal Reformers, Thomas Leonard reexamines the economic progressives whose ideas and reform agenda underwrote the Progressive Era dismantling of laissez-faire and the creation of the regulatory welfare state, which, they believed, would humanize and rationalize industrial capitalism. But not for all. Academic social scientists such as Richard T. Ely, John R. Commons, and Edward A. Ross,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Princeton University Press 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 330.9 LEO

Duncan, Alice Faye

2 holds on 1 copy

Summary: Recounts the 1968 sanitation workers strike in Memphis, Tennessee, where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his final speech to strikers the night before his assassination, and details the perseverance of strikers before and after his death.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Calkins Creek, an imprint of Highlights 2018

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Riley, Jason (Jason L.)

Summary: "This book explains why so many efforts by liberals to help the black underclass not only fail but often harm the intended beneficiaries. The intentions behind welfare programs may be noble, but in practice they have slowed the self-development that was necessary for other groups to advance. Minimum-wage laws may lift earnings for people who are already employed, but they also have a long...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Perseus Distribution Services 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.8 RIL

Andersen, Kurt

Summary: "Americans have disabled the government's ability to solve even basic problems, making us vulnerable to the most dangerous demagogue ever to pretend to the White House. Kurt Andersen shows how the masterminds of the economic right rode an unprecedented wave of nostalgia by dressing up their harsh new rich-get-richer system in patriotic old-time drag, making it their mission to take over the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2020

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 330.973 AND

Pierce, Daniel S.

Summary: "In this book, Daniel S. Pierce examines land use in the Smokies over the centuries, describing the pageant of peoples who have inhabited these mountains and then focusing on the twentieth-century movement to create a national park." "Drawing on previously unexplored archival materials, Pierce presents the most balanced account available of the development of the park. He tells how park...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: University of Tennessee Press 2000

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 976 PIE

Barbassa, Juliana

Summary: Rio de Janeiro is a city of extremes: from Carnaval's hedonistic delights, to the poverty of the favelas, to the softly seductive samba beat. But there's a dark side to this beautiful city: for years, Rio was ravaged by inflation, drug wars, and crooked leaders, and the legacy of decades of corruption can be seen in the very real struggles the city faces today. Now, Rio is ready to remake...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Touchstone, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc. 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 981 BAR

Whaples, Robert

Summary: Presents lectures on economic issues in the United States.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: The Teaching Company 2007

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 330 MOD
Call number: DVD 330 MOD

Allen, Reniqua

Summary: "In the last few decades, any hope of economic progress for black Americans has been slowly and steadily undermined. This quiet crisis was only exacerbated by the recession, which cut black households' wealth by over 30 percent. Black millennials watched their parents try to play by the rules, buying homes and aspiring to the trappings of middle-class life, only to sink deeper and deeper into...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: 330.9 Allen 2019

Karabell, Zachary

Summary: A history and critical assessment of leading indicators reveals their indelible impact on the economy, public policy, and other critical decisions, discussing their shortcomings while making suggestions for reducing dependence on them.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster Paperbacks 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 330.01 KAR

Greenspan, Alan

Summary: "In Capitalism in America, Greenspan distills a lifetime of grappling with these questions into a thrilling and profound master reckoning with the decisive drivers of the US economy over the course of its history. In partnership with the celebrated Economist journalist and historian Adrian Wooldridge, he unfolds a tale involving vast landscapes, titanic figures, triumphant breakthroughs,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Press 2018

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 330.973 GRE

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 330.973 GRE

Summary: For the love of her new husband, Jeannie abandons a high society city life to trek into the vast and wild heart of Australia - where wives are seldom seen and even less accepted. Enduring isolation, hardships and battling against the sexist and racial prejudice of the Australian outback environment, Jeannie strives to win the friendship and respect of those about her.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA WE

Grant, James

Summary: "The definitive biography of a banker, essayist, and editor of the Economist, by an acclaimed financial historian. During the upheavals of 2007-9, the chairman of the Federal Reserve had the name of a Victorian icon on the tip of his tongue: Walter Bagehot. Banker, man of letters, inventor of the Treasury bill, and author of Lombard Street, Bagehot prescribed the doctrines that--decades...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton & Company 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 BAGEHOT, WALTER GRA

Reich, Robert B.

Summary: Uses illustrations and infographics to explain such vital economic issues as the minimum wage, taxes, and healthcare, advocating against the policies of global austerity, right-wing populism, and "Trumponomics."

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Fantagraphics Books 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 330.9 REI

Warren, Elizabeth

Summary: Senator Elizabeth Warren presents an account of how the US built history's strongest middle class, a scathing indictment of the thirty-five years spent undermining it, and a rousing call to action.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 305.5 WAR

Johnson, Steven

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: "How did a single manhunt spark the modern era of multinational capitalism? Henry Avery was the seventeenth century's most notorious pirate. The press published wildly popular--and wildly inaccurate--reports of his nefarious adventures. The British government offered enormous bounties for his capture, alive or (preferably) dead. But Steven Johnson argues that Avery's most lasting legacy was his...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Riverhead Books 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 910.4 JOH

Mohammed, Rahaf

Summary: In January 2019, then 18-year-old Saudi woman Rahaf Mohammed escaped from her family while holidaying in Kuwait. She was fleeing systematic abuse of her human rights as a woman growing up in Saudi Arabia and, specifically, her family's threats to kill her because she desired the freedoms Western women take for granted. She boarded a plane bound for Bangkok, en route to Australia where she...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers 2022

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 MOHAMMAD, RAHAF MOH

Krugman, Paul R.

Summary: "An accessible, compelling introduction to today's major policy issues from columnist, best-selling author, and Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman. There is no better guide than Paul Krugman to basic economics, the ideas that animate much of our public policy. Likewise, there is no better foe of zombie economics, the misunderstandings that just won't die. This delightful new book finds...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W. W. Norton & Company 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 330.973 KRU

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 330.973 KRU

Porter, Michael E.

Summary: "Health care in the United States and other nations is on a collision course with patient needs and economic reality. Rising costs, mounting quality problems, and increasing numbers of citizens without health insurance are unacceptable--and unsustainable. In Redefining Health Care, Michael E. Porter and Elizabeth Olmstead Teisberg set forth a new vision of the health care system in which every...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harvard Business School Press 2006

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 362.1068 POR

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