The automobile killed the horse and buggy. The airplane signaled the demise of passenger railroads. The invention of the typewriter created millions of jobs, but when the personal computer came along, those jobs were gone.
The Paradox of Progress shows this process of "creative destruction" through the story of the revolutionary system of package delivery pioneered by FedEx.
Should the government allow new businesses to force old ones out? Watch and decide for yourself.
The Paradox of Progress covers numerous educational standards across several subject areas including ELL, Language Arts, Media/Technology, and Social Studies for Grades 6-12+. To find which standards it covers specific to your grade, subject area, and which standards your district follows, use our Standards Alignment tool.
These videos are great, they always instigate discussion, I have not yet used the guide that goes along with it because each time i show the video i get at least 20 minutes of solid discussion and debate on the topic. These videos can be used in so many classroom settings, thank you so much!!
Norman Allen Geography - 9 East Hollywood High School, W Valley City, UT
This was an outstanding video and I showed in it Algebra 1 and Standards Algebra to show students the need for percision and exact calcuations (FedEx time tables)...time is money and new products continue to re-invigorate the economy.
Debra Gliozzi Business/Voc/Tech - 11,12 San Ramon Valley High School, Danville, CA