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Lecture 24: Unemployment, Re-employment & Income Security


Lecture 24: Unemployment, Re-employment & Income Security

In this lecture, Prof. Ian Shapiro focuses on the question: How to respond to endemic and permanent wage insecurity in light of last lecture's discussion of politics?

Ines Levin Guest Lecture


Lecture 26: Agendas for Democratic Reform

n this last lecture, Prof. Ian Shapiro provides a review of central themes, discusses four paths taken and missed, and agendas for democratic reform.

Lecture 10: Money in Politics

In this lecture, Professor Shapiro discusses supply of and demand for money in politics. He provides an overview of myths and realities on courts in American politics, discusses the first amendment since Buckley v. Valeo, the importance of the changing media context, and finally the demand for money in an area of weak parties.

Lecture 20: Fallout: The Housing Crisis and its Aftermath

In this lecture, Professor Shapiro discusses what produced the subprime mortgage crisis, what the results were and what the lessons are for today.

Lecture 25: Tough Nuts - Education and Health Insurance

Prof. Ian Shapiro looks at two other challenges, K-12 education and universal health insurance, in light of two especially strong obstacles in the United States, fiscal federalism and inertia that privileges path dependence.

Lecture 23: Building Blocks of Distributive Politics

In this lecture, Prof. Ian Shapiro discusses six building blocks of distributive politics and why policy without politics is empty, and politics without policy is blind.

24. Population and the Environment

Global Problems of Population Growth (MCDB 150)

World population will continue to rise until at least 2050. Environmental impact is the product of the number of people and how much of their income and technology is devoted to either consumption or conservation. So far, the balance is far at the consumption end and, globally, environmental problems are increasing. Environmentalism has not come close to counteracting the footprint of a billion extra people every dozen years. The only massive success has been the decline in global fertility. People want fewer children, the contraceptive technology is available, and the cost is minimal. The only realistic possibility for ameliorating the environmental crisis might be to facilitate the continued decline of fertility.

00:00 - Chapter 1. Course Retrospective
10:26 - Chapter 2. Population Projections
19:54 - Chapter 3. Factors Affecting Future Population
28:13 - Chapter 4. Population and Environmental Impact
41:17 - Chapter 5. Population and Land Scarcity
49:55 - Chapter 6. Population and Water Scarcity
01:01:41 - Chapter 7. Final Thoughts on Population and Environment

Complete course materials are available at the Open Yale Courses website:

This course was recorded in Spring 2009.

Lecture 18: Political Limits of Business: The Israel-Palestine Case

In this lecture, Prof. Ian Shapiro and Nicholas Strong, Yale College Class of 2018, discuss the Israel-Palestine conflict, the Breaking the Impasse advocacy group consisting of Israeli and Palestinian business leaders, subsequent business efforts and lessons learned.

Lecture 22: Political Sources of Populism - Misdiagnosing Democracy’s Ills

What is it about democratic political systems that has fostered the resurgence of population? Prof. Ian Shapiro discusses answers to this question by shifting the focus away from exclusive attention to the attitudes of voters to include the incentives and motivations of politicians.

Lecture 17: Filling the Void - China in Africa

In this lecture, Christina Seyfried, Ph.D. Candidate in Political Science at Yale, provides a historical overview on Chinese engagement in Africa since the beginning of the Cold War, engages with key questions arising from the relationship and suggests how to think about African bargaining power with China in light of global economic and political changes over the past two decades.

Lecture 6: Reorienting the Left: New Democrats, New Labour, and Europe’s Social Democrats

In this lecture, Prof. Shapiro revisits the psychology of distributive politics that he had introduced in lecture 5 to walk the audience through the logic of absolute versus relative gains, Loss Aversion, Endowment effect, and Prospect Theory. He uses these concepts to help us better understand the evolution and importance of unions in the US and Europe, Left and Center Parties and distributive politics in two-party versus multiparty systems, questioning the idea that multiparty systems are more redistributive in today’s world.

Lecture 16: Denouement of Humanitarian Intervention

How and why did NATO's intervention in Libya happen? Prof. Ian Shapiro discusses the origins of this and its implications for the prospects for Humanitarian Intervention, the stability and future shape Middle East and the ability of the US to be a force for good internationally.

24. Creating a Nation

The American Revolution (HIST 116)

Professor Freeman discusses the national debate over the proposed Constitution, arguing that in many ways, when Americans debated its ratification, they were debating the consequences and meaning of the Revolution. Some feared that a stronger, more centralized government would trample on the rights and liberties that had been won through warfare, pushing the new nation back into tyranny, monarchy, or aristocracy. The Federalist essays represented one particularly ambitious attempt to quash Anti-Federalist criticism of the Constitution. In the end, the Anti-Federalists did have one significant victory, securing a Bill of Rights to be added after the new Constitution had been ratified by the states.

00:00 - Chapter 1. Introduction: Creating a Nation
02:53 - Chapter 2. Difficulties in Ratifying the Constitution: Exchanges between Jefferson and Madison, and Ezra Stiles's Diary
14:20 - Chapter 3. Debates on Balance of Power between Anti-Federalists and Federalists
22:32 - Chapter 4. In Defense of the Constitution: The Federalist Essays
28:54 - Chapter 5. The Anti-Federalists' Push for Bill of Rights
36:04 - Chapter 6. General Consensus on Experimenting with Republican Government and Conclusion

Complete course materials are available at the Open Yale Courses website:

This course was recorded in Spring 2010.

Lecture 2: From Soviet Communism to Russian Gangster Capitalism

What led to the dissolution of the Soviet Union, and why did it collapse so peacefully? Prof. Ian Shapiro discusses the events leading up to the fall of the Communist regime and its aftermath, including the rise of gangster capitalism in Russia, the transition from President Boris Yeltsin to Vladimir Putin, and why corruption is still so prevalent in Russia today.

3. From Ape to Human

Global Problems of Population Growth (MCDB 150)

Throughout prehistoric, written, and recent history, human warfare has been commonplace. Nearly all societies engage in regular or periodic war. In many examples, human warfare has characteristics similar to chimpanzee war: an in-group fights with and kills members of the out-group. This information is not to be misinterpreted as either justifying human violence or considering it inevitable. When it comes to births and fecundity, though, humans are very different from the other great apes. Chimpanzees reproduce once every five to eight years; humans can give birth again within 18 months. It is likely that an increase in male contribution to child rearing allowed this greater fecundity.

00:00 - Chapter 1. Introduction to Human Demography and Violence
09:24 - Chapter 2. Violence in Prehistoric and Primitive Societies
23:37 - Chapter 3. Explanations for Human Violence
29:09 - Chapter 4. Violence in Written Human History
36:08 - Chapter 5. Violence: In-Group Versus Out-Group and Biological Basis
46:45 - Chapter 6. Human Demography: Births
59:26 - Chapter 7. Differences in Fertility Between Humans and Chimpanzees

Complete course materials are available at the Open Yale Courses website:

This course was recorded in Spring 2009.

Power and Politics in Today’s World - Office Hours 5: The Politics of Insecurity

Professor Ian Shapiro and his TA, Christina Seyfried answer questions about the politics of insecurity and what is to be done.

Lecture 11. On the Steps of Moab: Deuteronomy

Introduction to the Old Testament (Hebrew Bible) (RLST 145) with Christine Hayes

This lecture, focusing on Moses's final address to the Israelites and transfer of authority to Joshua, describes Moses as the paradigmatic leader of biblical tradition. The structure of Deuteronomy is then outlined. Attention is given to updated and revised laws within Deuteronomy which exemplify the activity of adaptive interpretation of earlier tradition. The main themes of Deuteronomy are presented and include the notion of God's chosen people and chosen city, social justice, covenantal love and the centralization of cultic worship.

00:00 - Chapter 1. Moses as the Paradigmatic Leader of Biblical Tradition
08:46 - Chapter 2. Basic Structure of Deuteronomy
22:16 - Chapter 3. Updated and Revised Laws According to New Ideas
37:31 - Chapter 4. Major Themes in Deuteronomy

Complete course materials are available at the Open Yale Courses website:

This course was recorded in Fall 2006.

Slow Employment means Opportunity - Cardone Zone

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Grant Cardone discusses how the part time employment numbers and the persisting high unemployment numbers actually create opportunity , loBoth the number of unemployed persons, at 11.5 million, and the unemployment rate, at 7.4 percent, edged down in July.

In July, the number of long-term unemployed (those jobless for 27 weeks or more) was little changed at 4.2 million. These individuals accounted for 37.0 percent of the unemployed.

Another 2.4m were not counted as unemployed because they did not search for work....

Part-time work accounted for more than 65 percent of the positions employers added in July. Low-paying retailers, restaurants and bars supplied more than half July's job gain.

Part-time work accounted for more than 65 percent of the positions employers added in July.

Low-paying retailers, restaurants and bars supplied more than half July's job gain.

John Canally, an economist with LPL Financial in Boston,You're getting jobs added, but they might not be the best-quality job, says

So far this year, low-paying industries have provided 61 percent of the nation's job growth, even though these industries represent just 39 percent of overall U.S. jobs, according to Labor Department numbers analyzed by Moody's Analytics.

CHIEF ECONOMIST, STEVEN RICCHIUTO says The jobs that are being created are not generating much income,





Blame the economy
Blame the business owners
Blame Big Biz for being greedy
Blame Obama or govt


You are sabotaging yourself from success and the media isn't touching this...


This includes people that have jobs
Those wanting jobs
Those going on interviews...

Last week I talked about finding jobs that pay 100k
1) Decide to get to this level
2) Be Better than everyone else
3) Find entrepreneurs that are growing
4) Solve their problems.

Why do you need to make 100k. We know the avg American can live on 40k a year cuz that is what they make. figure out how to Make 100k and you will save 30k-40k a year x 20 years - You are a millionaire --- Do what I tell you and you will be worth 5m

Cardone brings on guest Monica Eaton with Chargebacks911 was forged out of necessity when her Internet Marketing company began suffering from the effects of credit card chargebacks. The company provides sustainable resources to e-commerce merchants, helping them combat the negative effects of chargebacks and reduce the costs and liabilities related.

Teenage Unemployment: Teen Employment at Lowest Level in Decades

Fed Poverty Line Doesn't Reflect Cost of Living in America

WSJ: Low Pay Clouds Job Growth
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States where it's hardest to find full time work

Sean Kelley, Owner Kelley Real Estate in Orlando 321-377-0900

Recently ran an ad to hire a receptionist on craigslist and in 3 hours received 150 resumes. He finally made 22 appointments for interviews to which only 12 showed up! The problem is all attitude, people feel like they are entitled to some high paying job with benefits and vacation pay, etc.
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Power and Politics in Today's World - Office Hours 3: A New Global World Order?

Professor Shapiro and his TA Christina Seyfried answer questions about a new global world order.



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