Life Story (Closer Than Ever)

The singer discusses her life story in this song, starting with her “liberated marriage”. Many economic concepts are covered here, including: * college tuition costs * the loss of human capital (since you work less because of children) * that higher wages are earned by those with college degrees, particularly MBAs * the economic costs […]

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Everybody Out (Made in Dagenham)

As stated in Wikipedia (link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_sewing_machinists_strike_of_1968#cite_note-wainwright-4): The Dagenham sewing machinists walked out when, as part of a regrading exercise, they were informed that their jobs were graded in Category B (less skilled production jobs), instead of Category C (more skilled production jobs), and that they would be paid 15% less than the full B rate […]

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Story of My Life (Shrek the Musical)

In Shrek the Musical, all the fairy tale creatures are being banished to a swamp. They sing about how life is difficult for them and the hardships they’ve had to endure. This is a great video to lead-off a discussion of discrimination. It also works well when discussing abuses of government power. Discussion Questions for […]

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