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Production and Distribution Frame Introduction (7:24)

Key Ideas

As this video progresses, key ideas will be introduced to invoke discussion.

Key Ideas

Think about the following questions as you watch the video

  1. 00:08 The video starts with a saying we believe emerged from Chinese society several hundred years ago. What does this saying suggest about some values common to that society in that period?
  2. 01:59 Why is it important to start a frame story about production and distribution with the environment?
  3. 02:20 According to the video, what was the first system of production and distribution like?
  4. 02:58 What are the two biggest changes in production and distribution in human history, according to the video. Which of these transformations occurred in the period covered in this course?
  5. 04:06 Have production and distribution grown consistently, over the course of human history?
  6. 06:22 According to this video, how have our systems of production and distribution changed recently?