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Penn Jillette on Libertarianism, Taxes, Trump, Clinton and Weed Penn Jillette on Libertarianism, Taxes, Trump, Clinton and Weed

Let me lay on you what Libertarianism is to me. Once again I’m speaking for myself which is about as Libertarian as you can get. I do not believe I know what’s best for other people. I also don’t believe that other people know what’s best for other people. I can barely make decisions for…

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Hidden Monopolies and the Illusion of Choice: How Companies Trick You by Creating More… Companies Hidden Monopolies and the Illusion of Choice: How Companies Trick You by Creating More… Companies

Hi guys, I’m back in the world of YouTube after having a fairly hectic month. Exams are now over at uni and I have finally finished my Android app PowerWord 2 (go check it out on Google Play if you enjoy playing minimalist word games). One thing that I noticed while doing research for PowerWord,…

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4. Karl Marx, Joseph Schumpeter, and an Economic System Incapable of Coming to Rest 4. Karl Marx, Joseph Schumpeter, and an Economic System Incapable of Coming to Rest

Prof: Okay, let’s go to work. Violating the syllabus, I’ve re-titled today’s discussion “From Marxist Historicism to Howard Head’s Tennis Racquet,” and let’s begin with Howard Head’s tennis racquet. Howard Head was an alum of Harvard College, a bright guy, and a not very good airframe engineer. He was a second-class designer of the details…

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Robert Reich: The Monopolization of America Robert Reich: The Monopolization of America

Not long ago I visited some farmers in Missouri whose profits are disappearing. Why? Monsanto alone owns the key genetic traits to more than 90 percent of the soybeans planted by farmers in the United States, and 80 percent of the corn. Which means Monsanto can charge farmers much higher prices. And farmers are getting…

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Monopolies and Anti-Competitive Markets: Crash Course Economics #25 Monopolies and Anti-Competitive Markets: Crash Course Economics #25

Jacob: Welcome to Crash Course Economics, my name is Jacob Clifford Adriene: and I’m Adriene Hill. Today we’re going to talk about monopolies! Which are terrible, illegal, and only serve to exploit helpless consumers, except when they’re delivering essential services that competitive free markets kind of fail to deliver. Jacob: So, are monopolies are good?…

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Corporatism—Crony Capitalism: Cronyism Definition Corporatism—Crony Capitalism: Cronyism Definition

Corporatism simply means the merger between state and corporate power, meaning that the government and corporations have come together in a partnership and work to their own self-interests against the people. In order to understand what basically causes Corporatism we must first understand what Corporatism’s goal is; Corporatism’s goal is to destroy competition, that way…

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Monopoly Capitalism: At The Breaking Point? Monopoly Capitalism: At The Breaking Point?

♪ [THEME MUSIC] ♪>>MONOPOLY CAPITALISM AND MODELS OF RESISTANCE. THIS WEEK, AUTHOR GEOGRAPHER MICHAEL HUDSON ON DONALD TRUMP’S FAKE ECONOMICS, AND STACY MITCHELL FROM THE INSTITUTE FOR LOCAL SELF-RELIANCE, WITH JOE MAXWELL OF FAMILY FARM ACTION, ON THE THREAT OF AMAZON TO JUST ABOUT EVERYTHING. IT’S ALL COMING UP ON THE LAURA FLANDERS SHOW, THE…

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SOCIALISM: The Game is an unofficial expansion to Hasbro’s Monopoly Game SOCIALISM: The Game is an unofficial expansion to Hasbro’s Monopoly Game

Narrator: It’s SOCIALISM! A hilarious parody of everyone’s favorite property trading game. The object of the game is to achieve total fairness and equality through the renting and selling of property under a modern, progressive and populist public policy. But beware of the tax man! And watch out for Revolutions! You don’t have to know…

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The History of Electricity Regulation The History of Electricity Regulation

One way we usually associate with government intervention or government activity is the regulation of monopolies. And we think of legislation like the Sherman Antitrust Act as a way that we control the growth of monopoly, market power, and the ability of firms to come to dominate one industry. The history of this kind of…

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We played ‘Monopoly: Socialism’ but aren’t sure what we learned We played ‘Monopoly: Socialism’ but aren’t sure what we learned

-Oh, hello. I didn’t see you there. Well, while I have you, let’s talk about Lizzie Magie. Lizzie Magie was an American game designer who acquired the patent for the original version of the game Monopoly called The Landlord’s Game in 1904. The game was meant to teach the progressive idea that all people should…

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