Detroit is infamous for its abandoned houses, decaying factories, and rapidly shrinking population. But the collapse of Detroit is worse than you think. Here’s how Motor City become America’s biggest ghost town.
Ep. #68 – Why North Korea Is So Poor
North Korea is known to be one of the most oppressive and poor countries in the world. But the true scale of the difference between North Korea and South Korea is almost unimaginable. Here’s why South Korea is 64 times richer than its northern neighbor.
Ep. #67 – Why Housing Is Sky High in 2022
In just two years, home prices in the US have surged by over 30%. The housing market has gotten so hot that most millennials believe they will never be able to afford a home. Here’s what is driving one of the largest housing bubbles in American history.
Ep. #66 – Why British Parliament Made The Irish Potato Famine Worse
In 1815, the British Parliament effectively banned the importation of wheat from overseas by passing the Corn Laws. Here’s why this law made the Irish Potato Famine worse.
Ep. #65 – Why Singapore Is So Rich
Singapore was once poorer than Jamaica. Today, it is one of the richest countries on Earth. Here’s why an island nation smaller than Houston got so rich.
Ep. #64 – Why The Yuan Dynasty Collapsed
Inflation has been around for a long time, but did you know it once destroyed one of the most powerful Chinese dynasties in history? Here’s why inflation brought down the Mongol Yuan Dynasty.
Ep. #63 – Why The Roman Republic Collapsed
For nearly 500 years, the Roman Republic stood as a beacon of light in a world ruled by tyrants and absolute kings. Yet, in the span of a single generation, the Republic collapsed and gave way to the Roman Empire. Here’s why it happened and how the fall of the Roman Republic serves as a warning for us today.
Ep. #62 – Why NYC’s Population Loss Is Worse Than You Think
In just 12 months, Manhattan has lost nearly 20 years worth of population growth. But it’s not just New York City that’s declining at record rates. Here’s why some of America’s largest cities are also some of its fastest shrinking.
Ep. #61 – Why Chick-fil-A Is So Successful
Chick-fil-A is one of the most profitable fast-food restaurants in the United States. Here’s why.
Ep. #60 – Why Japan Never Became A Superpower
In the 1980s, it was widely believed that Japan would one day overtake the United States as the world’s economic superpower. Here’s why it never happened.