After 20 years of military operations, over $2 trillion dollars, an estimated 160,000 lives 50,000 of which were civilian, 2,448 American Service members, 3,846 US Contractors, roughly 66,000 Afghan national military and police, 1,144 allied service members, 44 aid workers, 72 journalists and over 50,000 Taliban and other opposition fighters the United States is finally pulling out of Afghanistan. While that is an exceedingly high toll to pay for America’s longest war ever those numbers are just a fraction of what the long term consequences will cost. In today’s episode we’re going to take a look at the long war in Afghanistan, the history surrounding the disputed country, how we got here, what went wrong and what the future holds for the country, the region and the world as a result of what’s happened there.
This week we’re talking about the pandemic of student debt. Why is it a problem in the United States? We’ll talk about a brief history of student debt. We’ll take a look at what is driving the rise in student debt. And we’ll look at possible solutions to this problem plaguing today’s youth.
Today we’re discussing monopolies in the modern age. We’ll understand what a monopoly is, how they operate and why they are detrimental to a free and open market, yet they are a unique product of capitalism. We’ll take a brief look at the history of monopolies in American and how they’ve been handled before we look to the future with today’s monopolies and the complications inherent in regulating them.
In this episode we’ll talk about what Cryptocurrency is, and understand a little about blockchain technology and how it works. Then we’ll take a look at some of the real world impacts cryptocurrency is having on today’s economy and weather it’s something worth investing in. Finally we’ll look at how cryptocurrencies are changing the world and what the future of crypto is and talk a little about NFT’s and their place in the crypto universe
In this post inauguration episode we reflect on the legacy of Donald J. Trump and the impact he’s had on the country, the world and the presidency. We’ll run down some of his most notable accomplishments in office and give credit where it is due. We’ll also look at some of the more significant failures he’s faced while in office. Then we’ll take a look at what the long last impact of his time in office will have on numerous aspects of life moving forward before we look to the future of the Biden administration and discuss the challenges facing the new president and how we think he will handle them.
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens was first published in London in 1843 and recounts the story of Ebenezer Scrooge, an elderly miser who is visited by the ghost of his former business partner Jacob Marley and the spirits of Christmas Past, Present and Yet to Come. After their visits, Scrooge is transformed into a kinder, gentler man.