Why Some Countries Are Poor and Others Rich

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How to Make a Country Rich

If you were setting out to make a country rich, what kind of mindsets and ideas would be most likely to achieve your goals? We invent a country, Richland, and try to imagine the psychology of its inhabitants. For gifts and more from The School of Life, visit our online shop: https://goo.gl/LSHb5a Download of App: https://goo.gl/E9S7uW FURTHER READING “Most of what we call ‘politics’ really revolves around the question of what you need to do to make a country richer. Rather than ask this of any specific country, let’s imagine designing a country from scratch. How could you make it as rich as possible? Suppose the brief was to design ‘Richland’: an ideal wealth-creating society. What would be the chief characteristics you’d need to build into this society? What would a nation look like that was ideally suited to success in modern capitalism?...” You can read more on this and other topics on our blog TheBookofLife.org at this link: https://goo.gl/StpBHa MORE SCHOOL OF LIFE Our website has classes, articles and products to help you think and grow: https://goo.gl/oeof2J Watch more films on CAPITALISM in our playlist: http://bit.ly/TSOLcapitalism Do you speak a different language to English? Did you know you can submit Subtitles on all of our videos on YouTube? For instructions how to do this click here: https://goo.gl/RK1kdE SOCIAL MEDIA Feel free to follow us at the links below: Download of App: https://goo.gl/E9S7uW Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theschooloflifelondon/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheSchoolOfLife Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theschooloflifelondon/ CREDITS Produced in collaboration with: Vale Productions http://www.valeproductions.co.uk #TheSchoolOfLife

Why China Ended its One-Child Policy

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HISTORY: CONSUMERISM

It’s only very recently in history that we’ve been able to buy more than the bare necessities. Can the history of consumption guide us to a wiser future? If you like our films, take a look at our shop (we ship worldwide): https://goo.gl/yZOzTc FURTHER READING “Society takes the business of making money very seriously indeed. Much of our education system is geared towards giving people the skills to get a good job and a steady income. By contrast, very little attention is given to how to spend money well – by which we mean, in ways that stand a chance of properly increasing our sense of well-being and therefore justifying the sacrifices that went into earning the cash. The very subject sounds slightly absurd. Surely there is no challenge here, other than making sure we have enough (by which we mean, ever more) in our wallets....” You can read more on this and other topics on our blog TheBookofLife.org at this link: https://goo.gl/RIjF6W MORE SCHOOL OF LIFE Our website has classes, articles and products to help you think and grow: https://goo.gl/d0sWIR Watch more films on CAPITALISM in our playlist: http://bit.ly/2dmGWsp Do you speak a different language to English? Did you know you can submit Subtitles on all of our videos on YouTube? For instructions how to do this click here: https://goo.gl/5uJ4QB SOCIAL MEDIA Feel free to follow us at the links below: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theschooloflifelondon/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheSchoolOfLife Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theschooloflifelondon/ CREDITS Produced in collaboration with: Mike Booth http://www.youtube.com/somegreybloke #TheSchoolOfLife

10 Countries That May Not Survive The Next 20 Years

10 Countries That May Not Survive The Next 20 Years - The future is uncertain, some countries may not survive another two decades. Join us on our speculative list of 10 countries most likely to collapse within 20 years. *REMEMBER* this list is speculative, and just because a country may collapse in 20 years, doesn't mean that it will, or that we want it to. With that out of the way, enjoy! This video is drawm solely my opinion drawn from my personal knowledge, and is my own original work. 10. Spain 9. North Korea 8. Belgium 7. China 6. Iraq 5. Libya 4. The Islamic State 3. United Kingdom 2. United States 1. Maldives Don't forget to check the narrator's channel! https://www.youtube.com/user/KrunchyNaut (He makes AWESOME gaming videos!) SUBSCRIBE to Top Lists: http://youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=TopListsOfficial Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/toplistsyt Twitter: https://twitter.com/TopListsTweets -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Sources: .com freesfx.co.uk Wikipedia.com Song: Constance By Kevin Mcleod, Incompetech.com Images: Wikipedia Creative Commons

The five major world religions - John Bellaimey

View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/the-five-major-world-religions-john-bellaimey It's perfectly human to grapple with questions, like 'Where do we come from?' and 'How do I live a life of meaning?' These existential questions are central to the five major world religions -- and that's not all that connects these faiths. John Bellaimey explains the intertwined histories and cultures of Hinduism, Judaism, Buddhism, Christianity and Islam. Lesson by John Bellaimey, animation by TED-Ed.

The reason why some countries are rich and others poor depends on many things, including the quality of their institutions, the culture they have, the natural resources they find and what latitude they're on. For gifts and more from The School of Life, visit our online shop: https://goo.gl/dXpOl4
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