Sweatshop Wages and Third-World Workers: Are the Wages Worth the Sweat?


Published on Jun 7, 2011

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Prof. Ben Powell discusses the economics of sweatshops. He begins with a few photos and personal travel stories to demonstrate typical working conditions in third world countries. He then discusses the economic forces that determine working conditions and wages. Looking at empirical data, he finds that sweatshop workers earn higher wages than non-sweatshop workers in their respective third world country. He concludes with recommendations to activists who want to actually help sweatshop workers. Credits: This lecture was delivered in 2009 at the Metropolitan State College of Denver School of Business, as part of the Exploring Economic Freedom Lecture Series, directed by Prof. Alexandre Padilla. This video was produced and directed by Scott Houck, and edited by Adrienne Christy. Video production provided by the Educational Technology Center at Metropolitan State College of Denver. Video used by LearnLiberty.org with permission.

Australian Conservatives Win by Thin Margin


Australia’s center-right government won a surprise victory over the left. Voters backed the center-right government in a slowing economy for another three years and rejecting the opposition’s progressive agenda which has been really pretty out there at times. Despite trailing in most opinion polls for years, Scott Morrison’s Liberal-National coalition won attacking Labor’s pledge to take tougher action on climate change and strip tax perks from wealthy Australians. Many are calling Labour’s loss for its leader Bill Shorten, the shock of all time up there with the loss of Hillary Clinton because the polls just got it wrong again.

Debt Loops Rationale and Effects


Published on Oct 25, 2010

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Positive and negative effects of China’s devaluing of their currency More free lessons at: http://www.khanacademy.org/video?v=XB…

Introduction to Balance Sheets | Housing | Finance & Capital Markets | Khan Academy


Published on Mar 15, 2008

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Using a home purchase to illustrate assets, liabilities and owner’s equity. Created by Sal Khan.

Present Value 4 (and discounted cash flow) | Finance & Capital Markets | Khan Academy


Published on Sep 6, 2008

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Lets change the discount rates depending on how far out the payments are. Created by Sal Khan. Watch the next lesson: https://www.khanacademy.org/economics… Missed the previous lesson? Watch here: https://www.khanacademy.org/economics… Finance and capital markets on Khan Academy: If you gladly pay for a hamburger on Tuesday for a hamburger today, is it equivalent to paying for it today? A reasonable argument can be made that most everything in finance really boils down to “present value”. So pay attention to this tutorial.

Present Value 2 | Interest and debt | Finance & Capital Markets | Khan Academy


Published on Sep 6, 2008

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More choices as to when you get your money. Created by Sal Khan. Watch the next lesson: https://www.khanacademy.org/economics… Missed the previous lesson? Watch here: https://www.khanacademy.org/economics… Finance and capital markets on Khan Academy: If you gladly pay for a hamburger on Tuesday for a hamburger today, is it equivalent to paying for it today? A reasonable argument can be made that most everything in finance really boils down to “present value”. So pay attention to this tutorial.

Introduction to present value | Interest and debt | Finance & Capital Markets | Khan Academy


Published on Sep 5, 2008

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A choice between money now and money later. Created by Sal Khan. Watch the next lesson: https://www.khanacademy.org/economics… Missed the previous lesson? Watch here: https://www.khanacademy.org/economics… Finance and capital markets on Khan Academy: If you gladly pay for a hamburger on Tuesday for a hamburger today, is it equivalent to paying for it today? A reasonable argument can be made that most everything in finance really boils down to “present value”. So pay attention to this tutorial. About Khan Academy: Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom. We tackle math, science, computer programming, history, art history, economics, and more. Our math missions guide learners from kindergarten to calculus using state-of-the-art, adaptive technology that identifies strengths and learning gaps. We’ve also partnered with institutions like NASA, The Museum of Modern Art, The California Academy of Sciences, and MIT to offer specialized content. For free. For everyone. Forever. #YouCanLearnAnything Subscribe to Khan Academy’s Finance and Capital Markets channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQ1R… Subscribe to Khan Academy: https://www.youtube.com/subscription_…

 

Interest (part 2) | Interest and debt | Finance & Capital Markets | Khan Academy


Published on Apr 22, 2008

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More on simple and compound interest. Created by Sal Khan. Watch the next lesson: https://www.khanacademy.org/economics… Missed the previous lesson? Watch here: https://www.khanacademy.org/economics… Finance and capital markets on Khan Academy: This is a good introduction to the basic concept of interest. We will warn you that it is an older video so Sal’s sound and handwriting weren’t quite up to snuff then. About Khan Academy: Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom. We tackle math, science, computer programming, history, art history, economics, and more. Our math missions guide learners from kindergarten to calculus using state-of-the-art, adaptive technology that identifies strengths and learning gaps. We’ve also partnered with institutions like NASA, The Museum of Modern Art, The California Academy of Sciences, and MIT to offer specialized content. For free. For everyone. Forever. #YouCanLearnAnything Subscribe to Khan Academy’s Finance and Capital Markets channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQ1R… Subscribe to Khan Academy: https://www.youtube.com/subscription_…

 

Introduction to interest | Interest and debt | Finance & Capital Markets | Khan Academy


Published on Apr 22, 2008

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What interest is. Simple versus compound interest. Created by Sal Khan. Watch the next lesson: https://www.khanacademy.org/economics… Missed the previous lesson? Watch here: https://www.khanacademy.org/economics… Finance and capital markets on Khan Academy: This is a good introduction to the basic concept of interest. We will warn you that it is an older video so Sal’s sound and handwriting weren’t quite up to snuff then. About Khan Academy: Khan Academy is a nonprofit with a mission to provide a free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere. We believe learners of all ages should have unlimited access to free educational content they can master at their own pace. We use intelligent software, deep data analytics and intuitive user interfaces to help students and teachers around the world. Our resources cover preschool through early college education, including math, biology, chemistry, physics, economics, finance, history, grammar and more. We offer free personalized SAT test prep in partnership with the test developer, the College Board. Khan Academy has been translated into dozens of languages, and 100 million people use our platform worldwide every year. For more information, visit http://www.khanacademy.org, join us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter at @khanacademy. And remember, you can learn anything. For free. For everyone. Forever. #YouCanLearnAnything Subscribe to Khan Academy’s Finance and Capital Markets channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQ1R… Subscribe to Khan Academy: https://www.youtube.com/subscription_…

Conservatives Celebrate Stunning Win in Australian Elections…


The Australian election was held today; voting is compulsory as everyone over the age 18 is required to vote; turnout was greater than 95%…  and all the media and pollsters are stunned, shocked, jaws-agape, as the conservative coalition has received a stunning, unexpected, unanticipated victory.

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has won the election.  Yes Alice, 2019 media in Australia look identical to media in the U.S. circa November 2016.

The economy, immigration and push-back against the insufferable climate-change nonsense appear to be the top issues that led to Morrison’s surprising win.  None of the pollsters or media saw it coming.  The BBC are stunned:

BBC – […] The final result of the election may not be known for some hours, but with more than 70% of votes counted the [Conservative] Coalition has won, or is ahead in, 74 seats in its quest for a 76-seat majority, with Labor on just 66 seats.

[…] Try finding someone who says they saw this result coming.

For well over two years, the coalition has trailed behind Labor in the opinion polls, and the assumption had been it would be Labor’s turn to govern.

But somehow Scott Morrison managed to turn things around at the 11th hour – and he did it largely on his own.

With some of his cabinet colleagues considered too toxic to appear in public on the campaign trail, ScoMo made this election about him, and his ability to be the trustworthy, daggy-dad Australia needed.  (read more)

Labor leader Bill Shorten , who has led Labor since it lost office in 2013, conceded defeat and congratulated Morrison.  Shorten’s losing moonbat platform was centered on creating a “fairer society”, similar to the social justice movement in the far-left U.S. Democrat party.

The labor movement planned to increase taxes on the wealthy and bring social justice demands to central government.  Their agenda was counting on strong support from college-aged students and climate change activists.  However, the majority of Australians saw the predictable economic damage that was certain from the proposals to raise taxes and institute the Australian version of the Green New Deal.

Australian left-wing media is going bananas….

The progressive movement is crying in the streets.