Tag: economics

The People’s Republic of The Future

It’s a weekday night in Shenzhen. The good citizens of the PRC have come to this park to get fitter, happier and more productive. All under the watchful, approving gaze of Deng Xiaoping, the revered granddaddy of China’s free market reforms. The scene tells you much of what you need to know about Shenzhen. It’s […]

Why Are People In Venezuela Starving (Hyperinflation Explained)?

Venezuela’s economic crisis has made headlines all over the world for the past few years. Hunger is widespread there. Unable to afford the small amount of food available in supermarkets, many Venezuelans have resorted to eating garbage to survive. Even zoo animals in Venezuela are starving according to a report by the Daily Mail, and […]

Will Robots Make Us More Human?

Vsauce! Kevin here. Until robots render me and everyone else with a job obsolete… or make us more human than we’ve ever been. Humans have been working for a long time. We work the soil, we work at jobs, we work on homework, we hate going to work, but work can also fulfill us. Some […]

How do smart people make smart decisions? | Gerd Gigerenzer | TEDxNorrköping

Translator: Ivana Krivokuća Reviewer: Carlos Arturo Morales How to make good decisions? If you open a book on rational choice, you will likely read the following message: look before you leap, analyze before you act. List all alternatives, all the consequences, and estimate the utilities and do the calculation. This is a beautiful mathematical scheme, […]

Treating All People With Respect and Dignity | Bernie Sanders

There was an imam There was a priest and a rabbi on a plane And there was only one parachute. What does it mean to live a moral life? I am motivated by a vision which exists in all of the great religions, in Christianity, in Judaism, in Islam and Buddhism and other religions. So […]

Lessons from the longest study on human development | Helen Pearson

Today I want to confess something to you, but first of all I’m going to ask you a couple of questions. How many people here have children? And how many of you are confident that you know how to bring up your children in exactly the right way? (Laughter) OK, I don’t see too many […]

What If All of Mankind Lived in 1 City?

Hey guys what’s up it’s Charlie here and today we’re going to be looking at what would happen if all of mankind lived in one city right now the population of the entire world is around 7.5 billion people that’s almost an impossible amount of people to imagine in one place at one time after […]