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 System 360 Degree Tour!

Solar System 360 Degree Tour!

Welcome to our Solar System, below you will find our Sun Our star is 2 octillion tons of hot hydrogen gas emitting 400 septillion joules of energy every second. The hottest part of the sun is its 15 million ºC core, where it’s been fusing hydrogen into helium for the past 4.6 billion years. Despite…

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…