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  • Have vanishing debt costs created a magic money tree? Creative commons image Icon A Peace Of London under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license

    Have vanishing debt costs created a magic money tree?

    By Alan Shipman

    During the recent election campaign, the Tories insisted there was no such thing as a magic money tree. But, as Alan...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    31 Aug 2017

  • Have vanishing debt costs created a magic money tree?

    Have vanishing debt costs created a magic money tree? Creative commons image Icon A Peace Of London under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 31 Aug 2017
    During the recent election campaign, the Tories insisted there was no such thing as a magic money tree. But, as Alan Shipman explains, low bond yields might...
  • How do social networks play a key role in disaster recovery? Creative commons image Icon Warren Antiola under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license

    How do social networks play a key role in disaster recovery?

    By Daniel P Aldrich

    As Houston continues to experience overwhelming flooding after Hurricane Harvey, lessons from Japan's tsunami of 2011...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    29 Aug 2017

  • How do social networks play a key role in disaster recovery?

    How do social networks play a key role in disaster recovery? Creative commons image Icon Warren Antiola under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 29 Aug 2017
    As Houston continues to experience overwhelming flooding after Hurricane Harvey, lessons from Japan's tsunami of 2011 show the value of social networks in...
  • I Bought A Rainforest - Episode 2 Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Charlie Hamilton James

    I Bought A Rainforest - Episode 2

    By The OpenLearn team

    Torn between his love of the forest and a growing awareness of how hard life can be, Charlie's loyalties are...

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    14 Aug 2017

  • I Bought A Rainforest - Episode 2

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    I Bought A Rainforest - Episode 2 Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Charlie Hamilton James
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 14 Aug 2017
    Torn between his love of the forest and a growing awareness of how hard life can be, Charlie's loyalties are dramatically split. In our video clips, Charlie...
  • What happens to the poorest in a cashless society? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: itkannan4u

    What happens to the poorest in a cashless society?

    By Dana Kornberg

    The race to contactless transactions and virtual currency puts those with least at the most risk, warns Dana Kornberg

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    02 Aug 2017

  • What happens to the poorest in a cashless society?

    What happens to the poorest in a cashless society? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: itkannan4u
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 02 Aug 2017
    The race to contactless transactions and virtual currency puts those with least at the most risk, warns Dana Kornberg
  • What do you need to know about Donald Trump's nominee to oversee US banking? Creative commons image Icon Fed Building: AgnosticPreachersKid / Randal Qaurles image US Treasury handout under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    What do you need to know about Donald Trump's nominee to oversee US banking?

    By Jay L Zagorsky

    Randal Quarles has been nominated by Donald Trump to take over at the US Federal Reserve. But who is Randal Quarles -...

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    Updated on:

    02 Aug 2017

  • What do you need to know about Donald Trump's nominee to oversee US banking?

    What do you need to know about Donald Trump's nominee to oversee US banking? Creative commons image Icon Fed Building: AgnosticPreachersKid / Randal Qaurles image US Treasury handout under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
    Updated 02 Aug 2017
    Randal Quarles has been nominated by Donald Trump to take over at the US Federal Reserve. But who is Randal Quarles - and what might he do at the Fed?
  • Chlorine-washed chicken: An OpenLearn reading list Creative commons image Icon Татьяна ВС under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    Chlorine-washed chicken: An OpenLearn reading list

    As the prospects of a post-Brexit UK/US trade deal get caught up in the question of chickens washed in chlorine, here...

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    01 Aug 2017

  • Chlorine-washed chicken: An OpenLearn reading list

    Chlorine-washed chicken: An OpenLearn reading list Creative commons image Icon Татьяна ВС under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 01 Aug 2017
    As the prospects of a post-Brexit UK/US trade deal get caught up in the question of chickens washed in chlorine, here's a short guide to background reading...
  • Is it true that the poorer you are, the more likely you are to eat junk food? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: GinniDeVille

    Is it true that the poorer you are, the more likely you are to eat junk food?

    By Professor Patricia Smith, Jay L Zagorsky

    New American research suggests that - perhaps aptly - there's an bulge in the middle of income strata when it comes...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    31 Jul 2017

  • Is it true that the poorer you are, the more likely you are to eat junk food?

    Is it true that the poorer you are, the more likely you are to eat junk food? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: GinniDeVille
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 31 Jul 2017
    New American research suggests that - perhaps aptly - there's an bulge in the middle of income strata when it comes to tucking into fast food.
  • Should I lock in my exchange rate when using cards and ATMs abroad? Creative commons image Icon Agastya Chandrakant under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    Should I lock in my exchange rate when using cards and ATMs abroad?

    By Jay L Zagorsky

    Nowadays, you might be offered the option of 'locking in' an exchange rate when shopping overseas - in effect, paying...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    31 Jul 2017

  • Should I lock in my exchange rate when using cards and ATMs abroad?

    Should I lock in my exchange rate when using cards and ATMs abroad? Creative commons image Icon Agastya Chandrakant under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 31 Jul 2017
    Nowadays, you might be offered the option of 'locking in' an exchange rate when shopping overseas - in effect, paying in your home currency rather than the...
  • Economy, business and development - Student Hub Live's Brexit Special Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University, Standard Youtube Licence
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    30 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    29 Jun 2017

  • Economy, business and development - Student Hub Live's Brexit Special

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    Economy, business and development - Student Hub Live's Brexit Special Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University, Standard Youtube Licence
    Introductory level Duration 30 mins Updated 29 Jun 2017
    The fourth Brexit Special video from Student Hub Live
  • Privatising Thames Water Creative commons image Icon Richard Ellis under Creative Commons BY-NC 4.0 license

    Privatising Thames Water

    By Michael Pryke

    How did a public utlity turn into a financial instrument?

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    18 May 2017

  • Privatising Thames Water

    Privatising Thames Water Creative commons image Icon Richard Ellis under Creative Commons BY-NC 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 18 May 2017
    How did a public utlity turn into a financial instrument?