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How Does German Economy Compare to United States Economy? How Does German Economy Compare to United States Economy?

Some of our viewers may have grown up with the idea that Europe is filled with nothing more than unorganised countries that are run by corrupt and incompetent socialists. While it may be true in some cases, Europe’s economic powerhouse Germany, is now the fourth strongest economy in the world, only a few places behind…

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This organisation is removing dams and restoring rivers | Pioneers For Our Planet This organisation is removing dams and restoring rivers | Pioneers For Our Planet

I don’t think we grow up understanding and even knowing what a healthy river is supposed to look like We’ve channelled and diverted and dammed our rivers so many times in so many ways the definition of a river is that it flows. When you think about all the things that healthy rivers give us,…

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How state budgets are breaking US schools | Bill Gates How state budgets are breaking US schools | Bill Gates

Well, this is about state budgets. This is probably the most boring topic of the whole morning. But I want to tell you, I think it’s an important topic that we need to care about. State budgets are big, big money — I’ll show you the numbers — and they get very little scrutiny. The…

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Understanding “America First” Policy & Economic Nationalism (w/ Alan Tonelson) Understanding “America First” Policy & Economic Nationalism (w/ Alan Tonelson)

ED HARRISON: I’m Ed Harrison here for Real Vision. I’m talking to Alan Tonelson, who is the founder of the blog, Realitycheck, and he’s also a frequent guest on CNBC. Alan, great to have you here. ALAN TONELSON: Well, thank you so much for inviting me. ED HARRISON: Now, we’re going to be talking actually…

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Are Bankers Scared Of Corbyn? We Asked Them. Are Bankers Scared Of Corbyn? We Asked Them.

Are you scared of a Labour government? Yes! We are two weeks out from a general election we’ve already had stories about the super-rich being ready to flee the country if Jeremy Corbyn comes to power. We thought we’d come to the city to ask people’s opinions on whether or not the richest should pay…

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How to prepare for the next global recession | The Economist How to prepare for the next global recession | The Economist

We focused on this now because it’s been a decade since the global recession of 2008-2009 and some interesting and and worrying vulnerabilities are also popping up at the moment In 2008 and 2009 The dominoes were really set up for quite a nasty financial and economic crisis this time The economic vulnerabilities aren’t quite…

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What is Homonationalism? What is Homonationalism?

Hi I’m Shon Faye and this is ‘Shon This Way’. And in this instalment I am going to be asking “what is homonationalism?’ ‘Homonationalism’ is a term that was coined by academic Jasbir Puar in her landmark text ‘Terrorist Assemblages: Homonationalism in Queer Times’ which marks it tenth anniversary this year. And if you’re unsure…

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Venture Capitalist Eric Hippeau: Silicon Valley Builds Technology, New York City Applies It Venture Capitalist Eric Hippeau: Silicon Valley Builds Technology, New York City Applies It

My name is Eric Hippeau. I’m a venture capitalist. My firm is called Lerer Hippeau Ventures where it’s me plus three other partners. We are technology investors so we look for companies that use technology, primarily consumer technology. It doesn’t mean that they have to be consumer facing but the technology has to be based…

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Will Superhuman Intelligence Be Our Friend or Foe? | Ben Goertzel Will Superhuman Intelligence Be Our Friend or Foe? | Ben Goertzel

Some people are gravely worried about the uncertainty and the negative potential associated with transhuman, superhuman AGI. And indeed we are stepping into a great unknown realm. It’s almost like a Rorschach type of thing really. I mean we fundamentally don’t know what a superhuman AI is going to do and that’s the truth of…

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