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HISTORY: CONSUMERISM

HISTORY: CONSUMERISM

For most of history, the overwhelming majority of the Earth’s inhabitants have owned, more or less, nothing. The clothes they stood up in, some bowls, a pot and a pan, perhaps a broom and, if things were going really well, a few farming implements. Nations and peoples remained consistently poor. Global GDP did not grow …

A Cluttered Life: Middle-Class Abundance

A Cluttered Life: Middle-Class Abundance

– [Narrator] This program is presented by University of California Television. Like what you learn? Visit our website or follow us on Facebook and Twitter to keep up with the latest UCTV programs. (melancholy guitar music) – We went into the homes of 32 families. The families all had parents who worked. Both parents worked …

10 Most Ridiculous Things Bought by Billionaires!

10 Most Ridiculous Things Bought by Billionaires!

10 Most ridiculous things bought by billionaires 10) Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah of Brunei – Move over, King Midas! He’s the second richest royal in the world, and he’s not shy about showing it off. Where is Brunei? It’s a small nation on the island of Borneo in Southeast Asia. The sultan, who is worth approximately …