The Learning Edge

In this movie we lookat how to solve for the opportunity cost of the two goods, this is part two in the solving a comparative advantage or grains from trade problem. This video is embedded at http://www.freeeconhelp.com/2011/06/calculating-opportunity-cost-in-gains.html where I go through the problem with text and pictures. Video Rating: / 5

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The Silk Road and Ancient Trade: In which John Green teaches you about the so-called Silk Road, a network of trade routes where goods such as ivory, silver, iron, wine, and yes, silk were exchanged across the ancient world, from China to the West. Along with all these consumer goods, things like disease and ideas […]

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In which Adriene Hill and Jacob Clifford teach you about specialization and trade, and how countries decide whether they’re going to make stuff or trade for stuff. You’ll learn about things like comparative advantage, the production possibilities frontier and how to make pizza! Crash Course is now on Patreon! You can support us directly by […]

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In which John Green teaches you about one of the least funny subjects in history: slavery. John investigates when and where slavery originated, how it changed over the centuries, and how Europeans and colonists in the Americas arrived at the idea that people could own other people based on skin color. Slavery has existed as […]

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