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(Updated on 09/07/2016)



 

 

 

  • Opportunist thief steals pot of gold in New York – video - 30 November 2016
    "Surveillance footage released on Tuesday shows an opportunistic thief stealing a bucket of gold, worth $1.6m, from the back of an armored truck in Manhattan, New York. In the footage, shot in September, the man is seen walking past the unguarded vehicle, he then spots the gold, and quickly walks off with it. The man is still at large."

    (theguardian.com)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • The Future of Bitcoins - Text + Audio + Video - 15 January 2016
    "Bitcoin is a digital currency created in 2009. You can use it to buy things online around the world. It is growing in popularity.
    But regulators warn that it is being used to finance operations by drug dealers, criminals and terrorists."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)
  • The Perils of Crowdfunding - VIDEO - 17 December 2015
    "Crowdfunding is rapidly growing in popularity around the world.
    It’s an innovative way to raise money online for businesses, charitable organizations and artistic projects.
    But these new platforms also raise legal and ethical issues."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

 

  • How a richer world has changed our lifestyles - in 60 seconds - 14 February 2015
    "The BBC's A Richer World season is exploring global wealth, poverty and inequality.
    The world is wealthier now than ever before. What has that meant for our lifestyles?
    From electricity and sanitation, to the internet and mobile phones, a richer world has changed the way we live.
    But can the Earth cope? Today we use the equivalent of 1.5 planets to provide the resources we need."

    (BBC)

 

  • Fair Trade: Every Purchase Matters
    "When you buy Fair Trade Certified goods you are making a choice that means quality products, improved lives and environmental protection."

    (YouTube)

 

 

 

 

 

  • Review of the year in economics - video
    "2011 was supposed to be the year of normalisation, stabilisation and recovery but didn't quite work out that way.
    Larry Elliott talks us through the biggest economic stories of the year, from the eurozone crisis to interest rates in this country."

    (guardian.co.uk)

  • Video: Tenth Anniversary of the Euro
    "Almost ten years ago, on 1st January 2002, euro banknotes and coins were introduced in 12 Member States of the European Union.
    Since then, five more Member States have adopted the euro in recent years."

    + COMMENT
    (englishblog.com)

 

  • The Story of Broke (2011)
    "The United States isn't broke; we're the richest country on the planet and a country in which the richest among us are doing exceptionally well.
    But the truth is, our economy is broken, producing more pollution, greenhouse gasses and garbage than any other country.
    In these and so many other ways, it just isn't working. But rather than invest in something better, we continue to keep this 'dinosaur economy'
    on life support with hundreds of billions of dollars of our tax money. The Story of Broke calls for a shift in government spending toward
    investments in clean, green solutions—renewable energy, safer chemicals and materials, zero waste and more—that can deliver jobs AND a healthier environment. It's time to rebuild the American Dream; but this time, let's build it better."

    (YouTube)

    IS THE U.S. BROKE?
    (faireconomy.org)

 

  • lotto-lotto-lucky-dog-ad
    "The new campaign for Lotto, via DDB New Zealand, is spearheaded by two and a half minute commercial featuring a touching story of sailor Russell and his loyal dog Wilson who discover on the My Lotto site that their regular Powerball ticket is the big one! This is an epic tale of incredible loyalty at its best."

    (YouTube)






    + ACTIVITIES for beginners (6ème) created by Elisabeth PELLEGRINO (Ac. Dijon)





    Listen to the song : To Be By Your Side by Nick Cave

    - with the lyrics :

    "Across the oceans Across the seas, Over forests of blackened trees. 
    Through valleys so still we dare not breathe, To be by your side. 

    Over the shifting desert plains, Across mountains all in flames. 
    Through howling winds and driving rains, To be by your side."

 

 

  • Why should you care about currency wars ? - an animation
    "The strength of currencies has become a source of tension between some of the world's biggest economies, especially the US and China...
    Watch this animated guide to find out about why countries are falling out with each other because of their currencies.
    It is likely to be one of the big subjects discussed at the G20 summit in the South Korean capital Seoul this week."

    (BBC)

 

 

  • When Donald Duck met Glenn Beck
    "Donald's life is turned upside-down by the current economic crisis and he finds himself unemployed and falling behind on his house payments.
    As his frustration turns into despair Donald discovers a seemingly sympathetic voice coming from his radio named Glenn Beck."

    (boingboing.net)