Tag: educational

Student debt: An American horror story | Michael Hobbes

Well, there’s a couple reasons why college has gotten so expensive. First of all is: states are cutting higher education funding. Second thing is: supply and demand. What we have is a crisis where to get onto the job ladder, the few decent jobs left—that have healthcare, that have security, that have a pension—they all […]

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What is U.S. Debt? – P1: Intro to Debt

Let’s talk about debt. Let’s say this pie graph represents all the money that you make in a year, your income. Now it gets divided up and spent on all your expenses. Things like rent, food, utilities and other stuff and hopefully some left over to save for a rainy day. But let’s say you […]

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How Does Banksy Make Money?

The street artist known as Banksy belongs to what is sometimes called the “Bristol Scene,” which includes creatives from different genres, notably music. You’ve probably heard of some of the artists that are or were part of this scene, including Massive Attack, Portishead and Tricky. Graffiti was also a big part of the scene, and […]

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How Much Money Could We Sell The Earth For?

Hey there! Welc-c-c-c Hologram: “President Blocko, this is General Gorp from Planet 55MFB. We want to buy your planet for all it’s materials…and also maybe turn it into a giant petting zoo. We will provide your people with another planet to live on… but we want Earth. It has to be earth. Give us your […]

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What is U.S. Debt? – P2: Comparing Debt to GDP

When the United States needs more money than it has, the U. S. Treasury will raise that money by issuing securities which are basically a promise that if you give us money now we’ll pay you back plus some interest in the future. In other words, debt. Most of our debt is owned domestically but […]

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MINUTO – make your own money

My name is Konstantin Kirsch You see here my bees. This movie is about MINUTO time vouchers. The bees helped me to develop the MINUTO system because I recognize that they live together in a big community and they’re going to use no money at all – and it works. The MINUTO project is based […]

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Ways Pickpockets Steal Your Money

“You gotta pick a pocket or two,” said the Artful Dodger from the book Oliver Twist. But it ain’t just historical London that has a pickpocket epidemic, Almost every city in the world is home to one or more of these shady characters, who lurk in the shadows, waiting for that golden opportunity. Some of […]

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