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Daron Acemoglu on Why Nations Fail

The main idea of the book is that if we want to think about the prosperity or poverty of nations, we have to think about the politics of it—in particular, we have to think about institutions that provide incentives for innovation and investment, or a level playing field. But, sadly, those institutions are rather rare… Read More »

Top 10 Best Designed National Flags

English CC by Charles Baluyot (PH) Rebecca: Their grand old flags; their high-flying flags and forever in peace may they wave. Welcome to WatchMojo.com, and today, we’re counting down our picks, for the “Top 10 Best Designed National Flags”. For this list, will be scouring the globe to look at the flags of current sovereign… Read More »

Is Japan the Perfect Nation?

Back when I was still learning Japanese, I used to turn on the news at night so I could try to up my language comprehension skills. After work, I’d turn on the tv, I’d sit down with my dinner and I’d just try to parse out whatever the newscaster was saying. One night, after the… Read More »

The Failure of American Hegemony: Why Nationalism Trumps Liberalism Every Time | John Mearsheimer

Today’s episode of Hidden Forces is made possible by listeners like you. For more information about this week’s episode, or for easy access to related programming, visit our website at hiddenforces.io and subscribe to our free email list. If you listen to the show on your Apple podcast app, remember you can give us a… Read More »

Origins of the Universe 101 | National Geographic

– [Narrator] The universe is everything. From the tiniest particles, to the largest galaxies, to the very existence of space, time, and life. But how did it all begin? The origin of the universe is the origin of everything. Multiple scientific theories plus creation myths from around the world have tried to explain its mysterious… Read More »

The Essential Difference between the Protestant and Roman Catholic Views of Assurance

Here is the embodiment and summary of what had generally been taught in the Middle Ages but it had never been officially defined that God loves the lovely. “For God to love you, you need to become a different person. You are not loved because of the external righteousness of Christ imputed to you. You… Read More »

Making Colour | The National Gallery, London

‘Making Colour’ is about how painters transform pigments into dazzling works of art. It’s about the origins of colours and the science we use to identify and understand them. Over the centuries some colours have been tricky, badly behaved, even elusive. And new pigments have brought new artistic possibilities. The results are luminous, fiery and… Read More »

Seneca Village: The African-American Community that Died so Central Park Could Live

Central Park was one of Manhattan’s earliest African-American settlements. In the 1820’s it was unusual for black people to own land in New York. In 1825, 21 parcels of land in uptown Manhattan were sold to African-Americans. When slavery was abolished in New York in 1827 the area began to flourish. Known as Seneca Village… Read More »

Obesity is a National Security Issue: Lieutenant General Mark Hertling at TEDxMidAtlantic 2012

Translator: Emma Gon Reviewer: Cathrine Ulstrand Hello, my name’s Hertling and I’m a soldier and — you probably could tell that. I’ve been in the military for 38 years. I’m thinking of making it a career. I have seen — (Laughter) — I have seen and studied and analysed all types of security threats. I’ve… Read More »

How Psychology Can Explain the Deadly Medieval Dancing Plagues

♪♪♪ In the year 1518, the city of Strasbourg was struck by a dancing plague. Yes, a dancing plague. And it was deadly. It started with a single woman, but within a month, there were over 400 people dancing in the streets—wildly, uncontrollably, and often to their deaths. Some sources claim that, for at least… Read More »