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Forget Everything You Learned In Economics. You Were Totally Lied To.

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Economists think they have it all figured out, with their pretty equations where everything balances perfectly. But what about the factors that are simply left out of the equation? Turns out, those may be the most important of all.

At 0:21, this guy explains the thinking of conventional economics — but don't worry, he breaks it down into simple terms at 0:51, and it really hits home at 1:49. - Megan Kelley. More from Megan »

 

 

Original Text: What kind of being do you hope inhabits the world decades from now? I hope it will be a creature that understands what the true bottom line is. David Suzuki explains the fallacy of conventional economics, in an interview done for the BBC. 

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