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Friday Nite Videos -- April 26, 2013

Gil Scott-Heron -- Work for Peace. Money to be made in conspiracy dating. Harvest of Empire / Global Labor Film Festival. The moral behavior of animals. The Bartles and Jaymes of austerity economics.

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Gil Scott-Heron -- Work for Peace

Bluesologist Gil Scott-Heron preaches and teaches, accompanied by searing images.


Moral Behavior in Animals

Empathy, cooperation, fairness and reciprocity -- caring about the well-being of others seems like a very human trait. But Frans de Waal shares some surprising videos of behavioral tests, on primates and other mammals, that show how many of these moral traits all of us share. (Thanks to Judith Schaffner - video moderator.)


Austerity's Spreadsheet Error

Carmen Reinhart and Kenneth Rogoff's 2010 debt study inspires austerity around the world, but grad student Thomas Herndon debunks the results. (With thanks to Bill Tabb. - video moderator)


Harvest of Empire

Harvest of Empire is "The Untold Story of Latinos in America." It is one of the many films featured in the first-ever Global Labor Film Festival, starting May 1, and including a wide range of films from classics such as "Salt of the Earth" and "Reds," to brand-new films like "Dreamwork China," "Harvest of Empire" and "The War on Whistleblowers."


There's Gold in Them Thar Black Helicoptors

Rachel Maddow discusses how there is money to be made in pandering to the conspiracy-minded fringe in America -- for example, in a conspiracy dating service.