Video and Multimedia

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Video 1: An Introduction to Social Stratification

Description: The video explains social stratification in the United States from a sociological perspective as it applies to social class, status, and power.

Video 2: PBS Study - Land of the Free, Home of the Poor

Description: The video focuses on inequality in the United States and the ongoing debate on budget cuts and revenue. Public Broadcast Services interviews Warren Buffet, a philanthropist and a billionaire, on his thoughts on inequality.

Video 3: Fast Food Workers Global

Description: McDonald's workers from Europe, South America, and New Zealand discuss the reasons they support the fast food industry’s “Employee Day of Action,” which asks for better pay and benefits for workers in the United States.


Audio 1: When The World Bank Does More Harm Than Good

Description: The goal of the World Bank is to end extreme poverty and to help for the poorest people on the planet grow income. However, an investigation has found that many times the World Bank’s development plans do not account for the needs of the impoverished people in the region, and there can be dire consequences as a result.