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History Part 4: 2008-2011

2008-2011 was a groundbreaking time for many of Earth’s nations. Let’s see what happened in… The World United States 20.4% of world’s PPP in 2008 GDP of 13.2 trillion in 2008, grown to 13.3 trillion in 2011 Unemployment rate: 5.8% … Continue reading

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A Closer Look at History: Where Does Debt Come From?

The obvious answer is this: debt comes from borrowing money. What’s not so obvious is this: if debt is what happens when someone who doesn’t have money borrows from someone who does, how on Earth can every nation in the world be … Continue reading

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History Part 3: 2012 & 2013

It’s hard to believe that the would-be Mayan apocalypse passed nearly four years ago. Here’s what happened in 2012 and 2013 in… The World   Population: 7.08 billion – 7.16 billion Population growth: 80 million Life expectancy: 71.0 years – … Continue reading

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A Closer Look at History: What Causes Corruption?

With Greece remaining a major issue of our time – and a possible predictor of the behavior of governments around the globe – the question of what causes corruption has become very important. We are accustomed of thinking of corruption … Continue reading

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Statistics They Don’t Show You: Productivity, Employment, and Wages

Recently, there’s been some controversy over claims that the American worker is being “exploited.” Many members of the public have opposed movements like Occupy which appear to have a sense of “entitlement.” The perception is that the protesters want “free … Continue reading

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How’s America Doing at “Equality of Opportunity?”

On this eve of an election year, there’s a topic I’d like to bring to everyone’s attention. We’re going to hear a lot of argument in the coming months about what is the best way to fix the economy. More … Continue reading

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