Posts Tagged ‘Great Britain’

  • Downton Abbey Economics

    What Can We Learn From Downton Abbey Economics?

    Feb 16, 14 • 394 Views • No Comments

    Downton Abbey can tell us a lot about the British economy…but not everything. We know the aristocracy is struggling. Many of the 700 families who had controlled 80% of all acreage during the 1870s faced financial collapse 50 years later. We saw at...  [read more]

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    Who Really Won the Olympics?

    Aug 15, 12 • 238 Views • No Comments

    Sometimes it is tough to decide who really is #1. Ask me who won the Olympics and I, as a former history teacher, might say the Mongol Empire. If you were to outline the Mongol Empire (1280AD) on a map, 15 contemporary countries would be totally or partially...  [read more]

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    Domestic Work

    Dec 27, 11 • 239 Views • No Comments

    What do drip dry clothing, take-out food, dog walkers, dishwashers, dry cleaners, and dusty ceilings have in common? A servant shortage. Currently, Brazil has less household help because of economic growth. Low income women who had worked and lived in the...  [read more]