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Buying under the influence (of a frenzy)

“The Securities and Exchange Commission suspended trading of Zoom Technologies on Thursday, partly because investors are confusing it with Zoom Video, which has seen a surge share price due to COVID-19. It will resume trading April 9.” | learn more

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Virus, the beautify of the beast

“An interactive science video about viruses – and how humans have accidentally imitated them.” I found this via Explorable Explanations – check it out for more interactive learning, especially since you’re stuck at home for the rest of the month. | learn more

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Sovereign states default all the time

“The following list includes actual sovereign defaults and debt restructuring of independent countries from 1800 till 2012.” Fun example: Spain had a hot streak of 8 defaults during the 1800s. | learn more

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The world’s most powerful corporation

To work there, employees had to post a sizable performance bond! “The East India Company was vast and powerful, hiring thousands across the world. But what was it like to work there? And are there parallels with today’s multinationals?” | learn more

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Cargo cults – imitation without understanding

During World War II, the Japanese and Allies took turns occupying the islands of Melanesia. Both sides flew in loads of cargo–supplies and military equipment. After the war, the supplies stopped coming but charismatic cult leaders took advantage of the […]