Rethinking Economics


The BBC wrote a piece on the failure of economics. “Many non-economists will say that the economists must have been stupid not to realise what was wrong with their subject. All that I’ve set out here should have been obvious,” the article commented. Indeed, the field of economics has been really a disaster because people are still trying to manipulate it and create the land of Utopia. They assume the power to control and eliminate the business cycle exists, which began with Karl Marx.

We have people focusing on the disparity of income who argue that is the whole problem. Nobody seems to have a mirror or is willing to just look at themselves. Nobody will even question why governments are borrowing year after year with no intention of ever paying anything off. We constantly have fights over raising debt ceilings that will always have to be raised. The question is never asked: “Do we have to revise both the monetary system and the political system to prevent massive civil unrest?” This battle waged by the left to subjugate the right only leads to violence.

Worst Decision of Judge’s Life: Gun Rights for Individual Americans


Published on May 20, 2019

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Former Supreme Court Associate Justice John Paul Stevens says the worst decision of his life was the court’s DC v. Heller ruling, which recognized the individual right to keep and bear arms. Of course, Stevens voted with the minority in Heller. In a new book, he says he’s still convinced the framers of the Constitution and Bill of Rights meant to protect gun rights only for use in organized militias. Bill Whittle mansplains to Stevens the meaning of a simple English sentence known as the 2nd Amendment. If you think arguments in defense of individual liberty need to be heard far, wide and more often, join the team who funds their creation at https://BillWhittle.com/register/

Property Rights in the 21st Century


Published on Aug 25, 2011

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Timothy Sandefur, Principal Attorney at the Pacific Legal Foundation, discusses how the evolution of law in the United States has affected our property rights. Beginning with discussions of the founding fathers, Timothy describes how our rights, especially property rights, have eroded as a consequence of progressive ideas and judges. To reverse this cycle, Timothy states that we must strengthen the philosophical arguments of private property rights.

 

 

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.

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_…