America’s Historical Struggle With Debt and Taxes

bjbjVwVw @|d2 JEFFREY BROWN: And we return to the great debate over budgets, deficits, taxes and spending with yet another viewpoint, this one with some historical perspective. NewsHour economics correspondent Paul Solman is on the case, part of his ongoing reporting Making Sense of financial news. PAUL SOLMAN: Our allegedly tragic trillion-dollar annual budget deficits, […]

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The Pyramid Scheme that Collapsed a Nation

In architecture, pyramids are famed for their sturdiness. They’ve lasted for thousands of years despite overgrown jungles and blasting desert sands ripping at their foundations. They’re about as indestructible as our buildings get. But as businesses? Not so much. A pyramid scheme beings to collapse the moment it’s begun. Because it’s not really a pyramid. […]

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Is war between China and the US inevitable? | Graham Allison

So, let me thank you for the opportunity to talk about the biggest international story of your professional lifetime, which is also the most important international challenge the world will face for as far as the eye can see. The story, of course, is the rise of China. Never before have so many people risen […]

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The Con Man Who Sold The Eiffel Tower For Scrap – The Vault

[MUSIC] Uh, the Eiffel Tower. Sacrebleu! Paris’s iconic monument, beloved by Parisians and tourists alike. [MUSIC] It stood for over a century and is known around the world as a triumph of art and architecture, and it’s always been this way since its inception, right? [MUSIC] Wrong. In fact, the Eiffel Tower was never supposed […]

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