How Panasonic changed the world for the better
In 1960, the Japanese electronics company Panasonic became the first to offer televisions capable of recording live television.
It was the world’s first commercially available TV with a video camera.
Now, with the rise of the internet, the world has seen the impact of Panasonic TV, as well as other companies such as Vizio and LG.
But the company’s innovations are also being used in ways that are helping to shape our society and our world.
In this series, Al Jazeera explores the innovations of the last two centuries.
The first half of the 20th century marked a watershed in the development of the world.
The Industrial Revolution ushered in a new age of mass production and mass consumption.
In addition, the introduction of cheap electric appliances meant that people could now afford to live cheaply in many countries.
It also opened up new avenues of exploration for the sciences.
The advent of new technologies and new business models allowed people to travel, move and trade freely.
In the late 19th century, this new economy led to the rise and prosperity of the British Empire, which also saw the rise to power of a new breed of political leaders – the Conservative Party.
These leaders, including Edward Heath and Neville Chamberlain, were all inspired by the ideas of industrialism, and they believed that industrialisation could transform the world in a way that was positive and progressive.
They were also, in part, inspired by an idea called laissez-faire capitalism.
In their view, it was the idea that capitalism was designed to promote the well-being of the working class.
The Conservative Party came to power in a landslide victory in 1945, and led a period of economic expansion that saw the UK become one of the richest nations on earth.
In many ways, the Conservatives were right to embrace laisseZfaire economics.
After the Second World War, the economy grew faster than the rest of the developed world, and the UK, at the time, was one of its fastest growing economies.
But it was not easy.
For the first 20 years of its existence, the UK had to rely on imports to feed its population.
The result was that the UK was the third largest exporter of goods in the world, behind only the United States and China.
The world was not always this way.
After World War II, the United Nations adopted the World Trade Organization (WTO) and opened markets to more foreign firms, leading to the growth of new trade and investment.
These markets, in turn, fuelled the economic expansion of the next 20 years.
But by the late 1970s, the situation was deteriorating.
As economies around the world struggled with rising unemployment and high inflation, the political establishment began to question the role of laissezy capitalism in the global economy.
The idea of laisszy capitalism was now seen as a threat to the interests of workers.
In response, the Conservative government of Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher introduced the Conservatives’ first major economic reform, the Economic Security Act of 1979.
The act, which became known as the Welfare Reform Act, established a welfare state that provided financial aid to working people.
By the late 1980s, welfare had become the norm in the UK and the world as a whole.
In return for their support, the government provided generous benefits to workers, including generous tax breaks.
This was seen as the government’s way of helping workers, not as an attempt to break the working classes and destroy the social fabric of the society.
As Thatcher’s government struggled to get its welfare reforms through parliament, the unions were also fighting back.
In 1983, the Unite union, which was then at its peak, led the country in an armed strike.
The union’s members in the private sector and public sector organised a mass strike in 1983.
In a speech delivered at a rally, the prime minister announced the creation of the Workers’ Action Unit, which would be charged with organising strikes and campaigns to support workers’ rights.
The strike was successful, and in the summer of 1984, the Tories were elected to a majority government, which they held for 13 years.
At the time of its creation, the workers’ union was the largest union in Britain, and its members were one of Britain’s most powerful unions.
At a time when Britain was struggling to find its footing in the Cold War, it looked like the Tories might have lost their grip on power.
But this was not to be.
By 1990, the Thatcher government was re-elected with a majority, and this time the workers were not in their corner.
They won back control of the unions, and began to organise campaigns for their demands.
In 1990, Britain became one of only a few countries to introduce universal basic income (UBI).
The policy was based on the principle of unconditional cash payments to all citizens regardless of age, employment status, ability to pay or ability to work.
In practice, UBI has helped many people in the poorest parts of the country, particularly those with limited financial resources. The