Price Controls, Subsidies, and the Risks of Good Intentions: Crash Course Economics #20

Price Controls, Subsidies, and the Risks of Good Intentions: Crash Course Economics #20

Adriene: Welcome to Crash Course Economics. My name is Adriene Hill Jacob: And I’m Jacob Clifford, and today we’re going to talk about good intentions, and how they can go wrong. Price controls can derail markets. And subsidies can distort them. Adriene: And “deadweight” isn’t just a good description of your ex. [Theme Music] Jacob:…

Solar-powered irrigation

Solar-powered irrigation

I want to show you some of the clever green technologies we use in agriculture in Africa. One of them is right behind me. I want to show you how we get water to the fields without using any diesel fuel. Most of our fields have water bodies near them. On this farm we have…

Solar Energy

Solar Energy

The sun was humankind’s first source of power, and, with a little work, may be the last one we’ll ever need. A good desert collects more solar energy in six hours than the entire world uses in a year. The surface area of my body is about, uh, a meter and a half squared. If…