See the Global Shipping Revolution In These Beautiful Ocean Maps

The global shipping industry has completely transformed our world: Today, 90 percent of everything in your life arrives via cargo ship. These two maps prove just how dramatically international trade has increased, by comparing the oceans of the 19th century with those of the late 20th. » 4/02/14 10:40am 4/02/14 10:40am

A Wonderfully Simple Explanation of Oil Price and the Economy

The price of gas seems to keep changing, but the truth is that the problem isn't just to do with decreasing oil resources. In fact, the price of the black stuff is linked into our economy in a complex way—and this video beautifully describes what's going on for those of us lacking an economics background. » 5/08/12 7:45am 5/08/12 7:45am

It Makes Total Sense That the Bankers Who Destroyed Our Economy Are Now Trading Bitcoin

At its core, Bitcoin is worthless. That people continue to trade the invented digital currency is understandable because it's possible to turn a quick, risky buck. It's more gambling than economics. So of course the financial professionals who leveled the global economy love it. » 4/02/12 10:20am 4/02/12 10:20am