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The $289,500 New York Hot Dog Stand License

This video was made possible by Squarespace. Build your website with Squarespace for 10% off at Squarespace.com/HAI. A hot dog is a cylindrical sausage derivative common in the United States and Canada. Making one involves combining three elements—meat trimmings, preservatives such as nitrates, and flavorings such as salt which you’re
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Thomas Piketty: New thoughts on capital in the twenty-first century

It’s very nice to be here tonight. So I’ve been working on the history of income and wealth distribution for the past 15 years, and one of the interesting lessons coming from this historical evidence is indeed that, in the long run, there is a tendency for the rate of
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50 Insane Cold War Facts That Will Shock You!

Ok, so before we start this Cold War epic, we should probably explain to you what the Cold War was. The Americans and Soviets were more or less buddies during the Second World War, fighting together against the Axis powers. But the U.S. was very concerned about communism and the
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Why Not Print More Money?

Why Not Print More Money? The government can print money. Why doesn’t it just print some and hand it out? Certainly this would alleviate poverty and stimulate the economy. Modern economies use money so intensely that sometimes we forget what money is. Let’s go back and look at why money
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Universal Class – free online learning courses

Have you discovered the online learning courses available through Essex Libraries yet? Courses are free to all members of Essex Libraries. You can learn about something you always fancied, or discover a brand new interest in something you’d never even thought of. There’s a huge range of courses covering everything
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The Real Adam Smith: Morality and Markets – Full Video

Corruption, fraud, and greed continue to dominate media here in the United States and around the world. As high unemployment and wage stagnation plague the middle class…and growing income inequality has caused millions to wonder: is the system rigged? Is the free market, in its very nature, corrupt? What is
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How the mysterious dark net is going mainstream | Jamie Bartlett

If you want to buy high-quality, low-price cocaine, there really is only one place to go, and that is the dark net anonymous markets. Now, you can’t get to these sites with a normal browser — Chrome or Firefox — because they’re on this hidden part of the Internet, known
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