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Psychology of financial markets: mini-lecture (UCL)

[ Music ]>>My name’s David Tuckett and I work in the Psychoanalysis Unit here at UCL. About 10 years ago, I began to be interested in bringing together psychology, economics and sociology and in trying to understand behaviour in financial markets, my interest being in instability and why there are booms and crashes, which, as…

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The colossal problem with universal basic income | Douglas Rushkoff

DOUGLAS RUSHKOFF: For a long time I was a fan of universal basic income. And the logic I had was that I always hear politicians talking about, ‘Let’s create jobs for people. That’s what we need is jobs, more jobs,’ as if that’s what’s going to solve the economic problem. So the government is supposed…

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🔴Financial Crisis Indicators Hiding in Plain Sight (w/ Peter Atwater)

PETER ATWATER: I can remember writing- shortly after Trump was elected, he has to placate his base. And he has to placate the markets. And their interests are mutually exclusive. This is a time where small localized individuals have far greater power than those at the center. My freshman class this spring- they do not…

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5 Inequality Myths

ANTONY DAVIES: Myths about inequality. Myth number one. Profit and plunder are the same thing. Imagine a person who provides services to society. Maybe he mows lawns, or fixes cars, or paints houses, and in return for these services he provides to others, he asks for something in return, maybe some food, clothing and shelter….

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Why we should give everyone a basic income | Rutger Bregman | TEDxMaastricht

Translator: Michele Gianella Reviewer: Robert Tucker Rutger Bregman Basic Income for everyone Ladies and Gentlemen, today I’d like to share a big idea with you. In fact, I believe it could be one of the biggest ideas of the 21st century. It’s an idea that could unite politicians from the left to the right in…

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🔴 Can Central Banks Save the Economy from Global Financial Crisis? | Recession Watch

Kristof great to have you back on real vision. Good morning. Gorgeous. We’re here to talk about recession week but what I really wanted to sort of chat to you about was Rails been talking about that kind of a thesis a big thesis of which one of the key elements in that is going…

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Man On the Street: Income Inequality

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An argument for basic income. | Jim Provost | TEDxKanata

Translator: Michele Gianella Reviewer: Alessandra Tadiotto As a data scientist, I literally spend my day predicting the future. I try and model systems and businesses, and I use really cool tools, like artificial intelligence or blockchain to help understand what makes humans tick. And what I found most fascinating from the past few years of…

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The History of Paper Money – Origins of Exchange – Extra History – #1

How did humanity come to accept rectangular pieces of pulped trees as something to spend eight to ten hours a day working for? It’s a pretty insane story. This change from hard currency like gold or silver is a really huge deal. Without it, we couldn’t possibly have the massive industrial and post-industrial economies we…

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🏡⬇ Housing Bubble and the Great Recession | 2008 Financial Crisis

Without a question we can all remember the financial crisis of 2007–2008. Perhaps you learned of its effects the hard way. The media told us that greed and excessive risk were responsible. Some economists, however, point out that blaming greed for the crisis is like blaming gravity for aircraft crashes. The real cause runs deeper….

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