Tag «Economics»

Let’s change the history of humankind

Let’s change the history of humankind

Humanity, today lives a critical moment, with patterns of production and consumption that lacerate everything that exists and everything that lives. It is necessary to contribute to the transformation of human society, as a critical, responsible, committed, inclusive community, and that is aware of this reality that goes beyond us. Facing this, it is increasingly …

A brief history of alcohol – Rod Phillips

A brief history of alcohol – Rod Phillips

This chimpanzee stumbles across a windfall of overripe plums. Many of them have split open, drawing him to their intoxicating fruity odor. He gorges himself and begins to experience some… strange effects. This unwitting ape has stumbled on a process that humans will eventually harness to create beer, wine, and other alcoholic drinks. The sugars …

Why You Will Be Poorer Than Past Generations

Why You Will Be Poorer Than Past Generations

It was once easy for people to live within their means. Our parents and grandparents may have earned a low income by today’s standards, but they were able to buy a lot more with it than many people can buy with their income today. In a 2016 article, Guardian finance editor Patrick Collinson shares some …

A History of Money

A History of Money

[MUSIC PLAYING] LILY STEPONAITIS: So we’re going to, in this clip, talk about, what is money, and where our money comes from. So in order to do that, we’re going to start by looking at the story that’s most often told in economics textbooks and in economics classrooms. And that is sort of a hypothetical …

The Property Tax Scandal in The US

The Property Tax Scandal in The US

One of the kinds of taxes in America that really represents a scandal long overdue to be part of the national agenda for change, is the property tax. Here in the United States we use a whole bevy of different taxes to pay for what our Federal, State and local governments do for us. Today …