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Be one of the first 1,000 fans to sign-up with our link to claim your free trial of Skillshare Premium 👉 https://skl.sh/economicsexplained04211​ Hyperinflation has been a doomsday scenario for modern economies throughout the last century. In all of these failed countries (Zimbabwe, Venezuela, Hungary, Yugoslavia, etc.) there have been uniform warni…
 
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How do companies come up with their intricate supply chains? Why are some of these supply chains so convoluted where others are extremely straightforward? Will the severe restrictions put on international shipping during the fallout of the coronavirus make companies rethink how far they extend their supply lines? ... all this in more in today's epi…
 
In today's episode, we'll explore the economic factors that are likely to define the airline industry for the foreseeable future! ✈️ What are the new pressures pushing prices upwards? What are the pressures pushing prices downwards? And, perhaps most importantly: how will all of this impact the way airlines operate in this already highly-saturated …
 
Aluminum smelting. Geothermal power. Bitcoin mining. What do all of these things have in common? ... Iceland! 🇮🇸 How has the nation weathered this economic turbulence without turning into a failed state? What end of the economic spectrum is the nation on today? And what industries drive this tiny little economy? All this and more in this episode of…
 
$42 billion dollars. That is the amount of money grossed by films at the global box office in 2019. Impressive? Definitely. Surprising? Probably not, especially when you consider that global box office revenues have increased year-over-year since 2005. That was, of course, until COVID. As you’d expect, the pandemic has devastated Hollywood – result…
 
This is new Zealand, a picturesque nation whos economy looks to exclusively rely on throwing their tourists off cliffs in increasingly imaginative ways and being left off of world maps. But Australia’s little brother is so much more than that and it might truely be the world’s best managed economy. Everything from the world banks ease of doing busi…
 
So the holidays are behind us and if you were left disappointed by what you found under your Christmas tree it might be because you weren’t in the spirit of things, or it might have been because Santa couldn’t get any stock of anything. The good little consumers of the world might have started to notice an increasingly common trend where more and m…
 
Whenever we see China in the news it’s normally for some impressive statistic about building stuff, or how it is now home to the most millionaires in the world, or maybe it’s even an article about whatever geopolitical tomfoolery they are trying to pull this week. But what is often forgotten about this is that behind the somewhat intimidating outwa…
 
This is Argentina – a South American nation that has been home to an unprecedented period of sustained growth quintupling in size in the last decade. This nation has seen remarkable resilience through financial crises and even though it cycled through 5 presidents in two weeks, its continued re-investment in itself has paid off many times over as a…
 
This is Bill Ackman, the billionaire hedge fund manager of Pershing square capital. Bill has been featured on this channel a few times before, most notably because of his trade made in early 2020 which netted him over 2.6 billion dollars in profit. Since then he has become a bit of an internet darling which is just great for him because a lot of hi…
 
So apparently we are due for a fourth industrial revolution, which might come as a surprise to you because as far as most people can tell we have only had one industrial revolution, and some nations haven’t even got around to that one yet. All the same, this promise of a radical shift in the way we live our lives has got a lot of economists very ex…
 
This is the Carnival Imagination, a luxury cruise liner worth hundreds of millions of dollars, which just 10 short months ago was touring passengers in extreme comfort to exotic destinations all over the world. This ship is sailing dead ahead to its final port of call, where it has been sold for scrap alongside dozens of other ships that have becom…
 
The United States 2020 Presidential election has been called by pretty much every organization that covers the event in any capacity and while the final decision is not made until the special club that is the electoral college has presented its final decision, it’s apparent that Joe Biden will be the next president of the united states. This is the…
 
This is the Netherlands, a picturesque nation filled with windmills, tulip fields, and uhh coffee shops. The nation is looked to by many as an extremely forward-thinking place that practices some pretty progressive policies. The nation has an incredibly strong social security system, with universal healthcare, robust retirement pensions, as well as…
 
China has been home to the most extreme economic growth in human history. In four short decades, the nation has gone from a struggling backwater filled with poverty to this, a nation of glistening skyscrapers and more Gucci stores than you can poke a stick at. The driver of this growth has obviously been its embrace of the free market and opening i…
 
This is Texas, the second-largest state in the USA by landmass, population, and GDP. But perhaps being runner up is not so bad in all of these categories. Texas has for many decades been a huge driving force of prosperity, not only for the people within the state but also for all of the USA. The state provides over 40% of the oil production in the …
 
In the fallout of one of the most volatile American elections ever financial markets did something very strange, they rose, and rose to new record levels, again. This would be unusual during even a normal election, where most investors tend to sit back and wait for the dust to settle but it is especially strange in 2020. Joe Biden, who everybody is…
 
The war on drugs was declared in 1971 by president Richard Nixon in a press conference that went on to outline a plan to fight the trade of controlled substances across the world. Drugs were declared national enemy number 1. Since then over 1 trillion dollars have been spent on fighting this battle and by all metrics, it has been money poorly spent…
 
Tesla is today the most valuable automaker in the world by market capitalization beating out industry giants like General Motors, Ford, Volkswagen group, and even Toyota. It has achieved this impressive feet despite a short operating history, a limited product lineup, and even relatively modest sales figures compared to these much more established …
 
This is Kazakhstan, and yes I know what you are all thinking, and yes in the interest of full disclosure we are definitely cashing in on the hype surrounding the second Borat, but in fairness so is the nation itself. Even still this country is so much more than that with one of the most, hmm let's call it exciting economies in the world. What was o…
 
The US presidential election will be held in 2 days from when this video is published. The process of electing who will go on to be the most powerful man in the world always makes for big news but perhaps never more so than in 2020. The United States is currently in the grips of a major health crisis that has caused untold suffering to people direc…
 
In and amongst all of the happenings in the world this year these awards have kind of flown under the radar which is unfortunate because they all recognized some very remarkable works. And in the field of economics, it all had to do with auctions. Auctions and Auction Theory are one of the most important systems to understand in economics because t…
 
If you were to ask any random person on the street what it is that they knew about economics there is a pretty good chance that the first thing that they would blurt out would be the words “Supply & Demand” The number of people out there willing and able to buy a good or service versus the number of people out there willing to sell a good or servic…
 
The long-suffering generation of millennials are now set to be significantly poorer than both baby boomers and Gen X'ers. Having entered the workforce during the fallout of the 2008 mortgage crisis and then being hit particularly hard during this current crisis has meant that today millennials only account for 3% of national wealth, where boomers a…
 
This is California, the Golden State and one of the largest economies in the world in its own right. If California was counted as a sovereign nation it would be the fifth-largest in the world by GDP, with a 3.2 trillion dollar gross state product putting it just behind Germany and just ahead of India. In this episode of Economics Explained, we'll e…
 
Communism vs Laissez-Faire Capitalism Both of these opposing theories are very extreme and, for what it's worth, don’t exist in any modern economies anywhere around the world today, despite what some nations might have you believe. In this episode of Economics Explained, we'll explore the following questions: So what are the economic arguments for …
 
The bottom line is the most important part of any functioning business. Profit after costs, expenses, and taxes. The money that the founders and investors in companies get to put back into their pockets for the risk and effort they put into a business. Sounds like business 101 right? And it kind of is. A business that doesn’t turn a profit is like …
 
Inflation is something we more or less take for granted these days. The idea that 5 dollars today is not going to be able to buy 5 dollars worth of stuff in the future, and the fact that you used to be able to buy a family home for 10 grand, are all the result of inflation. The idea that over time money becomes worthless and less influences a lot o…
 
Inflation is something we more or less take for granted these days. The idea that 5 dollars today is not going to be able to buy 5 dollars worth of stuff in the future, and the fact that you used to be able to buy a family home for 10 grand, are all the result of inflation. The idea that over time money becomes worthless and less influences a lot o…
 
This is Taiwan, or officially, the Republic of China, a country in east asia, which if you can’t tell by how delicate I am being with these titles here is consistently under a bit of ehh let’s call it scrutiny. So contentious in fact that any country that is doing business with the people's republic of china, you know China, has to officially decla…
 
GDP is one of the most universally recognized terms in economics. Even outside people with an interest in the subject most adults would be able to tell you that GDP is a measure of how large an economy is.... But they might not be able to tell you how it’s calculated, or even what it stands for. In this episode of Economic Explained, we will explor…
 
The Fire movement is a growing trend amongst young workers which is growing in popularity thanks to its very enticing goal which is spelled out in the name. FIRE is an acronym of Financial Independence and Retiring Early. The idea is that by following a very aggressive saving and investing strategy people can get to a point where they are effective…
 
Workers today are amongst the hardest worked individuals in history, while simultaneously being the most efficient. Sure, they have traded in grueling factory floors and coal mines for air conditioned offices so they probably don’t get quite as much sympathy as their industrial revolution contemporaries but the world today is marred by different ch…
 
The economic impacts of 2020 have been felt far and wide and we have covered these problems in-depth in a handful of videos on this channel. But the logical question that most people are asking is what comes next? Disasters happen and they are never pleasant but part of being a nation, a business, or even an individual is being able to deal with ad…
 
Economics is considered a social science, and although some other scientists from more “rigorous” fields don’t always welcome it into their little club, it still follows the same processes to explore the world around us. And, as with science, or anything that is extremely complex for that matter, there are disagreements between practitioners at all…
 
The market for alternative investments has been a really exciting field in recent years, with everything from Bitcoins, to beanie babies being touted as the next must-have to outperform the boring old stock market. Now some of these investments have been good some of these investments have been bad, and many haven’t been around long enough to reall…
 
Vietnam is one of the fastest-growing economies in the world today. In 2019 its growth was only beaten out by a selection of far smaller and far more unstable national economies. With a huge and very hardworking population not to mention a powerful ally to it’s north this could be the country to watch out for in the next 10 years. But this success …
 
China is not playing fair in the game of global trade, they are cheating other countries, companies, and consumers out of business by Manipulating their own currency. So how does a nation like china control their currency? Can this actually be used to give an unfair advantage in global trade? If it can, why doesn’t every country do it? Can business…
 
Student loans are financial tools that have been put in place to give promising individuals the ability to get an education and increase their potential for future earnings with a strong professional career. On a nationwide level having a well educated and skilled workforce is one of the strongest determinants of economic success. We have seen this…
 
Physical cash is one of the easiest ways to instantly and reliably conduct commerce. It has been well-documented that the ease of transactions within a nation is as big of a determinant of a country’s success as is access to natural resources like oil and natural gas, or even a well-educated population. So, what would happen if we got rid of cash?…
 
There are a lot of things that we take for granted in our day to day lives, and one of the big ones is how we spend a good portion of our waking hours. Based on sophisticated youtube analytics we can determine that a majority of people watching this video are full-time employees working 40 hour weeks at their jobs So is 40 hours really the optimal …
 
The wealthiest generation in history is starting to retire, and die. In doing so they will be responsible for the greatest wealth transfer in history, as they pass along a collective 30 trillion dollars to their beneficiaries over the next few decades, just in the United States alone. That kind of capital movement is going to have some extremely si…
 
On the 30th of July 2020, the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis released its 2nd quarter Gross Domestic Product report. The report noted a 32.9% contraction in annual GDP growth in the months of April, May, and June. For reference, the 2008 subprime mortgage crisis of 2008 saw an 8% drop in annualized GDP figures at its peak.…
 
Ancient Egypt was amongst the first major human civilizations in existence. Outside of being genuinely fascinating the economy of ancient Egypt is enlightening to really pull apart because it represents an economy in it’s most basic form. Targeted inflation, debt cycles, derivatives contracts, and even the financial sector are all crucial component…
 
The big short was a fantastic movie, for finance nerds and regular viewers alike. One of the lines that stood out the most, amongst many memorable lines, was the claim that for every 1% increase in unemployment 40,000 people die. This is an incredibly significant claim, that adds even more weight to the already significant societal issues that come…
 
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