Monday, June 18, 2012

ECONOMICS FOR REAL PEOPLE: “The Incredible Bread Machine”

Yes, it might be exam time, but our friends at the Auckland Uni Economics Group still have a light programme over the exam period. Here’s what’s on offer tonight:

Hi Everyone,
This week we will view and discuss a short film that a former US Treasury Secretary once called "probably the finest effort at explaining in lay terms the economic facts of life..."
This short film, The Incredible Bread Machine, slays a number of economic myths that still exist today, 40 years after the film and book were released, and integrates a number of the ideas we have already looked at this year.
Where: Case Room 3, Level 0, Business School Building
When: Today- Monday, 18 June.
Time: 6pm
Look forward to seeing you there.
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2 Comments:

Blogger Greig said...

I'm always envious of you Aucklanders and your cool economic lectures! Well, that and your post-lecture tipples at Galbraiths. Anyway, I've found this on youtube, and will at least enjoy watching it.

6/18/2012 03:27:00 pm  
Blogger Martin English said...

Hi there..
1) The movie is available at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ycGRERrGsMo It certainly looks like the one described in wikipedia etc, but I was wondering if, at 55 minutes long, this was the edit ?

2) You might find this short version of the story amusing...
http://www.enterpriseintegrators.com/flint/4thR/TomSmithsIncredibleBreadMachinePoem.txt

thnks

6/20/2012 03:01:00 am  

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