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Unit 11-Money Matters May 12, 2014

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PART ONE- Work in groups following the instructions:
STUDENT A- Watch the first seven and a half minutes. Stop the video to write notes so you can report the information to your classmates. You may watch twice and activate the subtitles if necessary.
STUDENT B-Watch and take notes of the important points. You may watch twice and activate the subtitles if necessary.
STUDENT C-Watch and take notes of the important points. You may watch twice and activate the subtitles if necessary.

PART TWO- How does this famous old sketch relate to the video you´ve just watched?What are the common underlying assumptions?

Here are some ideas:
1-The financial market is not properly regulated.
2-The people who lie and use others´ money do not get punished.
3-Wall Street is in decline.
4-There is no visible solution to a seemingly irreversible and spiralling problem.
5-Inequality is a consequence of neoliberalism.
6-Inequality is a cause of social unrest and may unleash destructive forces.

PART THREE
This year´s elections may lead to changes that may substantially change the nature and function of the European Union institutions. Listen to representatives of two parties which are trying to change the system from within.

UKIP (United Kingdom Independence party), far right.

GUE/NGL(European United Left/Nordic Green Left)

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