Khan Academy is a non-profit educational organization created in 2006 by educator Salman Khan to provide “a free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere.”
The organization produces micro lectures in the form of YouTube videos. In addition to micro lectures, the organization’s website features practice problems and tools for educators. All resources are available for free to anyone around the world.
“The Progressive Income Tax” is one of those economic terms that gets bandied about, but few actually know what it means or how it works. This tale of three similar brothers with three different incomes (but one shared expense) helps explain the tax system under which we live.
Peter Schiff is host of The Peter Schiff Show, an audio show broadcast on terrestrial and internet radio and was formerly host of an internet podcast called Wall Street Unspun now archived as podcasts.
Schiff acquired significant internet fame for correctly predicting in 2005-2007 the collapse in U.S. housing prices that would occur in 2008 and the global financial crisis that would ensue. In 2010, Schiff ran in the Republican primary for the United States Senate seat in Connecticut, but lost to Linda McMahon.
Schiff is known for his bearish views on the US economy and US dollar, and his bullish views on commodities, foreign stocks and foreign currencies. Schiff also voices strong support for the Austrian School of economic thought, first introduced to him by his father Irwin.
We never met, but we feel like we know you. You are a leader.
You’ve inspired us to look at the brighter side of things.
You’ve taught us that life is not about wins or losses, or success or failures, but it is more about appreciating the gift of life.
Godspeed, Zach, tell us how the view looks from the clouds above.
In 2009, at aged 14, Zach was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma. Several operations and bouts of chemotherapy followed, but in May 2012 his doctors told him that the cancer had spread and that he only had a few months to live.
In the fall of 2012, Zach Sobiech amazed those around him with his love of life and music. His song, “Clouds” – which he posted on YouTube – exploded and went viral.
On Monday, May 20, 2013 at the age of 18, Zach’s body body was too frail to continue and he passed away.
Zach and his family inspired all of us as they confronted his diagnosis and subsequent treatment.