One of the biggest threats to Australia’s agriculture industry is a species that literally didn’t even exist on the continent a century ago. Here’s why.
Ep. #79 – Why Botswana Is The Richest Country in Africa
Despite its obscurity, Botswana is the richest country on the African continent. But how did this tiny landlocked country become so much wealthier than its neighbors? Here’s why Botswana is so much richer than the average African nation.
Ep. #78 – Why This Empty Hotel Destroyed North Korea’s Economy
In the 1980s, North Korea began constructing a hotel that would never open. 35 years later, the Ryugyong Hotel remains unfinished. Here’s why the dictatorship bankrupted itself by building a hotel that has never served a single guest.
Ep. #77 – Why The Spanish Empire Went Bankrupt Mining Too Much Silver
When the Spanish colonized the Americas, they found mountains of gold and silver in Mexico and Bolivia. The Spanish dreamed this would make them the richest empire on earth. Here’s why it bankrupted them instead.
Ep. #76 – Why The Fed Is Hiding The Real Inflation Rate
The Federal Reserve just announced that the latest inflation rate is 9.1%. But the real inflation rate is actually nearly double what is being reported in the press. Here’s why the Federal government is hiding what the real inflation rate is.
Ep. #75 – Why This Canadian Rail Road Goes Nowhere
The Bayside Canadian Railway is just 220 feet long and goes absolutely nowhere. But it’s one of the most important railroads for shipping goods across the US-Canadian border. Here’s why a 100-year-old law makes this railroad to nowhere so important.
Ep. #74 – Why The Gluten Free Market Is Soaring
The Gluten-Free market has grown roughly twice as fast as the Nasdaq over the last 15 years. But why is the Gluten-Free market growing so rapidly when only 7% of people have a gluten intolerance? Here’s why this tiny market has now become a worldwide phenomenon.
Ep. #73 – Why Mongolia Has More Cargo Ships Than The US
Mongolia has a rapidly growing merchant fleet despite having no coastline of its own. And now, the Mongolian merchant marine is larger than the United States. But it wasn’t always this way. Here’s why the American shipping industry has gone from being one of the largest in the world to being smaller than Asia’s largest landlocked country.
Ep. #72 – Why The French Revolution Failed
The French Revolution is listed as one of the defining moments in history. But what exactly did the revolution accomplish? And why did it fail?
Ep. #71 – Why Costa Rica Has No Military
Costa Rica is the largest country in the world without an army. But why did they abolish their military, and how does the country protect itself without one?