I’ve posted a video about Argentina’s economic collapse and the events and policies that led to it. I talked about how it sounded so similar to the policies being implemented here in the US. Here is a video about Weimar Germany and their economic collapse. Sound familiar?

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This video is a documentary about Argentina’s economic collapse that happened fairly recently, what caused it, and the effects on the citizens of Argentina. Seeing that there are many talks about the US’ economic problems, this might serve as a history lesson to those who are interested.

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1) Do you see any similarities between what happened in Argentina and what is currently happening in the United States?

2) What could the United States learn from Argentina’s mistakes?

3) What is our role as citizens to ensure that this does not happen to our country?

From: (CNN) — If you’re lying awake at night, feeling angry or fatigued, because of stress, you’re in the majority, according to a nationwide report released Tuesday.

Anxieties about the economy are not only affecting Wall Street, but also 8 out of 10 Americans.

Anxieties about the economy are not only affecting Wall Street, but also 8 out of 10 Americans.

As many as 80 percent of Americans are stressed about their personal finances and the economy, according to the annual survey conducted by the American Psychological Association.

Top sources of stress in previous years were personal finances, work and issues related to raising children, said Dr. Katherine Nordal, the association’s executive director for professional practice.

“This year, the jump was marked in that the No. 1 concern is both money and the economy,” she said. “In my 30 years of experience, in the past, this was not the thing that would be high in complaint lists. Most people are driven to counseling because of relationship problems with marriage and children, depression and anxiety. But what we’re seeing today is that the economy and finances are viewed as significantly more stressful, by more than 8 out of 10 Americans.”

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