Moscow on the Hudson — Coffee Aisle

Robin Williams stars as a defected Soviet living in the United States in Moscow on the Hudson. His shift from communist markets to American-style markets is a bit overwhelming as he visits a grocery store to find the coffee aisle. After realizing that there’s no line to buy coffee and that there are a dozen varieties of coffee, he passes out in the middle of the store.

Vox — Homer Simpson: An Economic Analysis

Homer has had about 100 jobs during his many years on television and Vox writers have analyzed his work life. If you plan on using a lot of Simpsons clips throughout your course, they may be a good introduction for students unfamiliar with the show.

Aaron Tippin — I Got it Honest

Aaron Tippin sings about the hard working lifestyle of a blue-collar worker who works 8 hours per day. While others may have more money than he does, he did it the way he felt was right by not selling his values.

If you love country music and economics, check out EconGoneCountry.com

Human Powered Ferris Wheel

I use this in my international trade chapter to talk about factor endowments. Countries with a a lot of people (like India and China) will tend to do things using more labor than others.

We The Economy: Monkey Business

What are the causes of inequality?

In “Monkey Business,” filmmaker Shola Lynch chats with economists from across the political spectrum to help explain the causes of economic inequality, with help from a couple of mammalian friends.

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