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The French Revolution: Crash Course World History #29

The French Revolution: Crash Course World History #29

Hi, my name is John Green, this is Crash Course World History, and today we’re going to talk about The French Revolution. Admittedly, this wasn’t the French flag until 1794, but we just felt like he looked good in stripes. As does this guy. Huh? So, while the American Revolution is considered a pretty good …

Productivity and Growth: Crash Course Economics #6

Productivity and Growth: Crash Course Economics #6

Adriene: Hi, I’m Adriene Hill. Mr. Clifford: And I’m Jacob Clifford. And welcome to Crash Course Economics. Adriene: So far we talked about GDP and how the overall economy, but we haven’t really talked about why some countries have a high GDP and others have low GDP. So, why are some countries rich, and others …

Giants of the Scottish Enlightenment Part 2: Adam Smith

Giants of the Scottish Enlightenment Part 2: Adam Smith

One of the people who was tremendously influenced by Hutcheson is Adam Smith, another of the giants of the Scottish Enlightenment. Smith’s famous for two major works, The Wealth of Nations and The Theory of Moral Sentiments. The Wealth of Nations is a great work of economics. So important is this, that he’s been called …

14 Things Rich People Do That POOR PEOPLE DON’T!

14 Things Rich People Do That POOR PEOPLE DON’T!

14 Things Rich People Do That Poor People DON’T 14. They don’t save; they invest- Here’s a statement that is way too true. I’m sure you’ve never heard about a millionaire becoming wealthy by investing in a savings account right? They invest in companies, and stocks to make more money off the money they already …

South Africa : A Shorthand History

South Africa : A Shorthand History

Music The sea route between Europe and India via the Cape of Good Hope was dominated by the Portuguese in the 15th century. Their initial exploration of a route via the Cape was undertaken by Bartholomew Diaz, who erected three crosses and stone pillars on the east coast of South Africa. The first cross was …

Success at School vs Success in Life

Success at School vs Success in Life

We want to do well at school for an obvious reason: because – as we’re often told – it’s the primary route to doing well at life. Few of us are in love with the A grades themselves – we want them because we’re understandably interested in one day having a fulfilling career, a pleasant …

A Minimalist Approach to Personal Finance

For most of my life I wasn’t very good with money I made it and I spent it the money came in and out and since nearly eight out of ten Americans live paycheck to paycheck I’m guessing that’s something that you can relate to as well after four years of college I left with …

“Trade Is Made of Win,” Part 1: Wealth Creation

“Trade Is Made of Win,” Part 1: Wealth Creation

“Trade is Made of Win,” Part 1: Wealth Creation One of the most important ideas in all of economics is that trade creates wealth. It’s also one of the least understood ideas in all of economics. Most people think that if two people trade, one of them has to win and one of them has …

PHILOSOPHY – Plato

Athens, 2400 years ago. It’s a compact place: only about a quarter of a million people live here. There are fine baths, theatres, temples, shopping arcades and gymnasiums It’s warm for more than half the year. This is also home to the world’s first true – and probably greatest – philosopher: Plato Born into a …