The economy explained. Imagine you could call up a friend and say, "Meet me at the bar and tell me what's going on with the economy." Now imagine that's actually a fun evening.
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Apple v Everybody
When Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney sued Apple over its App Store, it started a war about antitrust and the internet.
After The Plague
The Black Death was one of the worst catastrophes to ever hit humanity. But it also helped redistribute wealth and make daily life better for a lot of medieval Europeans.
For 30 years, oil companies convinced the public that all their plastic trash could be, and would be, recycled, when they knew it wasn't true.
The Murderer, The Boy King, And The Invention Of Modern Finance
John Law killed a man in a duel, brought the first paper money to France, and became one of the richest people in the world. Then it all collapsed.
SUMMER SCHOOL: Graduation!
Summer School graduates take the stage to show us how we can all see our everyday world through the beautiful lens of economics. | Take the final exam and get your diploma here.
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