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The Crash Course

The Crash Course
The Crash Course has provided millions of viewers with the context for the massive changes now underway, as economic growth as we've known it is ending due to depleting resources. But it also offers real hope. Those individuals who take informed action today, while we still have time, can lower their exposure to these coming trends -- and even discover a better way of life in the process. We'll show you how. For the best viewing experience, watch the above video in hi-definition (HD) and in expanded screen mode How long will it take? Chapters are between 3 and 25 minutes in length. Chapter Menu (click each to play): Each week, the next chapter of this new Crash Course series will be made available to the public. For those who don't wish to wait that long to watch the entire series, simply enroll. The 'Classic' Crash Course Looking to find the original series from 2008? Having Trouble Viewing The Crash Course?

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85 Super Wealthy People Have More Money Than The Poorest 3.5 Billion Combined Submitted by Michael Snyder of The Economic Collapse blog, The global economy is structured to systematically funnel wealth to the very top of the pyramid, and this centralization of global wealth is accelerating with each passing year. According to the United Nations, 85 super wealthy people have more money than the poorest 3.5 billion people on the planet combined. And 1.2 billion of those poor people live on less than $1.25 a day. There is something deeply, deeply broken about a system that produces these kinds of results. Clarke's three laws Clarke's Three Laws are three "laws" of prediction formulated by the British science fiction writer Arthur C. Clarke. They are: The Rule The odds of a big slowdown in the Canadian economy are growing. “The downturn in the energy sector could push the economy close to stagnation during the course of the year,” says Capital Economics guru, David Madani, “particularly if it is compounded by a housing slowdown.” So far this year manufacturing stats are bad, wholesale trade numbers are awful (worst on record), retail sales are weak and job creation is minimal. Wages are stuck in the ditch, and debt’s quickly rising. The dollar is well below 80 cents, and oil is sub-fifty bucks. “We have already seen a marked slowdown in business investment generally, but that likely only marks the beginning of a sharp decline,” says Madani.

High Inequality Results in More US Deaths than Tobacco, Car Crashes and Guns Combined In 2009, the British Medical Journal (BMJ) published a study that revealed what seems to be a shocking truth: those who live in societies with a higher level of income inequality are at a greater risk for premature death. Here in the United States, our high level of income inequality corresponds with 883, 914 unnecessary deaths each year. More specifically, the report concluded that if we had an income distribution more like that of the Netherlands, Germany, France, Switzerland — or eleven other wealthy countries — every year, about one in three deaths in the US could be avoided.

Marvin the Paranoid Android Name[edit] Marvin does not actually display signs of paranoia, though Zaphod refers to him as "the Paranoid Android. The unexpected Fifteen years ago, when I was a lad with rock pecs and a hot wife (still is), I made considerable money writing books about RRSPs. People actually bought them. By the thousands. “We’re printing more,” my publisher told me one day in her sultry, Bohemian tones. It's official! Economics students are being misinformed, says Bank of England Written by Graham Hodgson (Guest Author) on . Since at least the 1960s, central bankers have, in their ones and twos, been quietly airing the message through ill-reported speeches and evidence to official committees that money is created by private banks when they make loans. But in their pronouncements targeted at the general public they have persisted in reiterating the fictions promoted by economics textbooks about relending deposits and reserve requirements and the money multiplier. Now the Bank of England, in its 320th year, has officially acknowledged that the tosh that is taught to economics students the world over is indeed tosh.

Quotes "A lot of people think that the Territorial Army are not real soldiers. We are. We are well trained, highly disciplined fighting machines ready for war. We're just not available during the week." - Gareth from 'The Office' "Like so many columnists, I am here employing the phrase 'of course' in its secondary meaning of 'I've just looked it up'" - Craig Brown in The Daily Telegraph (The Week) "That herd of independent minds" - Harold Rosenberg on the New York intelligentsia (The Observer/The Week)

No escape There was a time when people in thirsty underwear could smile more. The economy was swelling like a lovesick sponge. Savings accounts paid more than half a per cent. You could put your nestegg in government bonds and earn double-digits. What's Wrong with the Money Multiplier Model? (Banking 101 Part 2) The money multiplier story The money multiplier story says that banks actually create much of the money in the economy. Here’s how the story goes: A man walks into a bank and deposits his salary of £1000 in cash.

From London to Tokyo Overview How big is the city of London compared to Tokyo? What does Beijing look like from space? Is traffic worse in Los Angeles or Mexico City? Which city has the most health resources? Which has the least? Leftie peril “I feel like you would defend Hitler himself if he was rich,” said a poster to me some hours ago. “After all, burning Jews in Europe doesn’t directly affect my life, or yours. But that doesn’t mean we have to be cool with it, or worse, start investing in German oven manufacturers.” “But hey, it doesn’t affect Garth Turner’s pocketbook in Canada, so who cares, right? We obviously need to focus on the real crimes, like a duly elected government raising taxes a tiny amount on those whose cup is overflowing.”