Tag: Vox

How the British royal family makes money

There’s no question that the British royal family is wealthy. Look at their homes,  their transportation Their weddings. Their jet-setting — They live the lifestyles of the richest people on earth. So, when Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced they wanted a new financial relationship with the monarchy… …it opened up questions about how the […]

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Why Spend Money in Video Games? – Glad You Asked S1 (E5)

( coin rattling ) ( game sound effects ) Alex: I’ve been playing video games for about 25 years. One of my first memories was begging my parents for a quarter at the arcade just so I could get a little bit further at “Galaga.” Games used to be simple. You pay for the game, […]

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All student debt in the US, visualized

And the US feared that they were falling behind. One of our greatest and most glaring deficiencies is the… America newsreels like this one stoked anxieties that the country was wasting its intellectual talents. So in 1958, President Eisenhower signed a bill that let college students borrow up to $1,000 a year from the federal […]

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Stop freaking out about the debt

The United States’ national debt is $12.5 trillion. So lot’s of people are freaked out. But how big is that really? National income, the total value of everything the U.S. makes each year, is also huge. And all that misses the most important point: the U.S. government can never run out of dollars. Unlike you, […]

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Why Tucker Carlson pretends to hate elites

Tucker Carlson likes to brand himself as a real man of the people. Politicians, big business, the media, they are all on the same side. Taking on the liberal elite. Now Democrats have become the party of the elite professional class. And standing up for everyday Americans It’s not a left right thing. It’s a […]

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Why graphene hasn’t taken over the world…yet

– [Cory] It may not look like it, but I’m creating one of the strongest and most versatile materials on Earth, graphene. You’ve probably heard buzz about it. Graphene made big waves back in 2004, and it’s knocked around science news ever since. – A global race for graphene. – You know, it’s not just […]

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Giving birth costs a lot. Hospitals won’t tell you how much.

That’s my wife. And she’s pregnant.When you have a baby, there are lots of costs to consider. Isabel: Carseat, and a bassinet, a baby carrier, thermometer. Johnny: Wait, wait, but how much is the actual hospital birth going to cost? Healthcare in the US is significantly more expensive than in other countries. Some experts say […]

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How free games are designed to make money

After Pokemon Go was released in the US, it took less than a day before it was making more money than all the other apps in both Apple’s and Google’s app stores. “It’s already earned $14 million in revenue since launching last Wednesday — not even a full week.” But users didn’t have to pay […]

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President Obama’s Major Accomplishments

“So help you God? So help me God. Congratulations Mr. President.” Barack Obama has had a busy first seven years as President, so in this video I’m just going to lay out all the things his administration’s been able to accomplish. President Obama kept his biggest campaign promise and ended the Iraq War. And he […]

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