Inequality and Poverty in a Global Economy Spring 2021
Instructor: Darryl McLeod Economics
Office hours (now online): Monday and Thursday 5:30 to 6:30 or Wednesday 9:30pm or Friday or Saturday by appointed. Please confirm appointments by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. The E527 office phone is 718 817-0063 this number now rolls to my home phone but leave a message because I cannot see who called (see 718 817-1000). Just leave your name I will get back to you via email. The course calendar provides a rolling record of lectures and readings as well as Lecture and Discussion Questions (LDQ) to consider before the lecture and that often show up on . The course syllabus sets out course requirements which now reflect the hybrid mode of this course. The syllabus will not change one it is considered final, though we need to be a little flexible in the face of the ongoing pandemic. The syllabus has all the required textbooks and other readings (most of which are available as pdfs). If in a course related url let me know by email so I can fix it. Most updated URLs starts with www.gdsnet.org/ and we can fix the url (before you get to class). Also let us know if you have trouble viewing videos, transcripts or subtitles are often available for the PBS documentaries, most YouTube videos will create an “open transcript” automatically if you click the three horizontal dots next to “SAVE” in the lower right-hand corner (unfortunately many PBS videos don’t offer this feature, but they often provide transcripts separately. American Factory Documentary Top 1% Occupations
American Factory produced by the Obama’s production company Higher Ground for Netflix August 2017.
Pay a visit to Chinese company Fuyao's factory in the U.S., where "American Factory" – the first film from former U.S. First Couple Barack and Michelle Obama's production company, was produced pic.twitter.com/Wbmp2YkOrd— China Xinhua News (@XHNews) October 7, 2019
In 2008, an American factory shut in Dayton, Ohio. Nearly, 8 years later, it reopened. Only this time, the owner was a Chinese billionaire who imported 100s of Chinese workers who were to train the Americans in Chinese factory floor culture. Fascinating. pic.twitter.com/Q8nQWn3Dov— Keerthik Sasidharan (@KS1729) August 25, 2019
The Challenges of Global Poverty An online course for those who are interested in the challenge posed by massive and persistent world poverty.
Tribute to Hans Rosling: consumate development profession, the reason most development data is freely available, though he argued (at the U.S. State Department that the Demographic and Health Surveys are the best data in the world (his focus was health). See the CIPS Blog Entry Hans Rosling Guardian Obituary
Hans Rosling 2007 TED talk: New insights on poverty (does he really swallow the sword?)
Bronx Development Advocates summarize and sing the 17 SDGS
2.7M views 3:24 / 4:29
Bill Gates Debunks Myths About Poverty (Late Night with Jimmy Fallon)
Factory girls in a changing China: Leslie Chang 8,332 views•Apr 16, 2013 Xinhua is funded by the Chinese government, New China TV