The Great Depression: Crash Course US History #33

In which John Green teaches you about the Great Depression. So, everybody knows that the Great Depression started with the stock market crash in 1929, right? Not exactly. The Depression happened after the stock market crash, but wasn’t caused by the crash. John will teach you about how the depression started, what Herbert Hoover triedContinue reading “The Great Depression: Crash Course US History #33”

The Roaring 20’s: Crash Course US History #32

In which John Green teaches you about the United States in the 1920s. They were known as the roaring 20s, but not because there were lions running around everywhere. In the 1920s, America’s economy was booming, and all kinds of social changes were in progress. Hollywood, flappers, jazz, there was all kinds of stuff goingContinue reading “The Roaring 20’s: Crash Course US History #32”

Japan PM Suga to resign as public, party support erodes over COVID response

Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga on Friday expressed his intention to resign as mounting public criticism over his response to the COVID-19 pandemic and growing doubts among ruling Liberal Democratic Party lawmakers about his leadership have diminished his chances of winning a second term. With Suga’s decision not to run in the Sept. 29 LDP presidentialContinue reading “Japan PM Suga to resign as public, party support erodes over COVID response”

DeSantis top donor invests in COVID drug governor promotes

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis — who has been criticized for opposing mask mandates and vaccine passports — is now touting a COVID-19 antibody treatment in which a top donor’s company has invested millions of dollars. DeSantis has been flying around the state promoting Regeneron, a monoclonal antibody treatment that was used on then-President Donald TrumpContinue reading “DeSantis top donor invests in COVID drug governor promotes”

Is The US Becoming A Dystopia? – Second Thought

We all love a good dystopian movie, but at what point do we have to start considering real life dystopian? In this episode, we’re taking a look at some troubling trends in the US, and by extension the rest of the world.

Late Filings Show Tuberville Traded $1 Million in Stocks in First 5 Months in Office

Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-AL) has previously proven he doesn’t quite grasp the concept of some fundamental American principles like the three branches of government and the legal dates of the inauguration. Now he can add questionable stock trading to the list. Federal Election Commission filings show Tuberville bought and sold more than $1 million in securities in hisContinue reading “Late Filings Show Tuberville Traded $1 Million in Stocks in First 5 Months in Office”

GOP Rep. on cyber committee dumped MSFT stock shortly before $10B Pentagon contract was scrapped

Rep. Pat Fallon, a Texas freshman, has also failed to disclose 93 trades worth up to $17.53 million this year alone Rep. Pat Fallon, a first-term Republican from Texas, sold a large block of Microsoft stock just two weeks before the Pentagon announced it was scrapping a cloud computing deal with the company valued at up toContinue reading “GOP Rep. on cyber committee dumped MSFT stock shortly before $10B Pentagon contract was scrapped”

Supermarkets splashed pandemic profits on shareholders, not workers: Report

Oxfam says retailers prioritized dividends and buybacks over better terms for workers and farmers. Major European and American supermarkets lavished their coronavirus-related profits on their shareholders instead of helping their front-line workers and providing better terms to farmers, according to a report on Tuesday from the anti-poverty campaign group Oxfam.   Increased supermarket earnings proved oneContinue reading “Supermarkets splashed pandemic profits on shareholders, not workers: Report”

21st Century Challenges: Crash Course European History #49

The 21st century brought a whole new host of challenges to the world, and Europe was no exception. In this video you’ll learn about how an increasingly connected and complex world led to some pretty deep rifts in countries across the continent. We’ll learn about financial crises that rippled across the world. We’ll learn aboutContinue reading “21st Century Challenges: Crash Course European History #49”

Congressman on Reddit’s WallStreetBets triggering big market swings: ‘Power to the people’

North Carolina Rep. Patrick McHenry is a powerful man in Congress as the Ranking Member of the House Financial Services Committee, but even he took a moment to reflect on the newfound power of Reddit’s WallStreetBets forum triggering massive stock moves. When asked in a Yahoo Finance interview about what he made of savvy retailContinue reading “Congressman on Reddit’s WallStreetBets triggering big market swings: ‘Power to the people’”

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