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404: Socialism Not Found

In America, socialists burn calories in food so they don't starve. In Venezuela, capitalists burn stocks of food so socialists do starve!

This is the Venezuela ep.

Corrections:

  • Executive Order 13808 was instituted by Trump; Obama's sanction is 13692.
  • I was off on comparative advantage, the idea is that a country that is more efficient at producing every good still benefits from trading with a less efficient country. In other words, it's good to trade with poor countries even though they're less efficient at making stuff because they're poor and can't charge as much money for the same goods as a richer country.

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306: How to Own Large Boats and Be Friends with Shipping Magnates

This seminar contains the secrets you need to own the largest shipping company in the world.

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Note: When I said "shipping networks were mainly used by states" I should have said "governments" and not "states".

305b: Buying Shares of a Colony, pt. 2

This'un's about the dang Dutch East India Company. We split it into two parts but we're releasing them simultaneously.

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Correction from @trillburne about whether the Batavian Republic happened before or after French invasion:

"Kind of in between. The Patriots rose up after it was already clear the stadhouder was defeated and republican troops were about to overrun the whole country, but before they had actually arrived in the Dutch heartland to occupy the country. it's probably more accurate to call the Batavian Revolution a response to the imminent success of the invasion rather than a response to the occupation"

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226: If marxism-communism is so great ,,

Why are there still monkeys around? This episode is about sanctions.