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Anyone has some good recommendations on economics and geopolitics channels?

So far I know of Economics explained for economics and CaspianReport for geopolitics but neither has really convinced me of their credibility and these 2 subjects seem to be the dark sheep of educational content, due to being primarily speculative and subjective in nature and being quite niche for being such general topics.

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  1. tempestoftruth
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    One of the issues with searching for content in these fields is that you'll need to develop your own sense of what is and isn't bullshit based on your sociopolitical values. For example, as...

    One of the issues with searching for content in these fields is that you'll need to develop your own sense of what is and isn't bullshit based on your sociopolitical values. For example, as someone on the political left, I would find a conservative economics channel to be total bullshit, while a conservative might consider that content creator to be intelligent and their content well-researched. Because it's subjective, no one is going to be able to suggest content creators that aren't biased (all content creators are going to be biased in some ways). I would look out for content creators that openly acknowledge these biases instead of trying to hide them, since content creators doing the latter will have an agenda to push. For example, the guy who does CaspianReport is Azeri. Azerbaijan is getting more and more friendly with Iran and has a tense relationship with Armenia, so when CaspianReport covers those countries, I'm careful to make sure what he's saying a) makes sense with my gut and what I know and b) is backed with evidence. Other good signs include limitations of their point of view or of the data being analyzed (e.g. these statistics are taken from a government's website and therefore cannot be entirely trusted to represent reality) and if their analysis is intelligible to laymen (not heavy on the jargon or theory). Trust your instinct, even if you aren't an expert you should know when a particular claim is unfounded or ridiculous.

    All that being said, I watch CaspianReport myself and find it to be quite informative. Definitely something I would have recommended had you not mentioned it in your OP.

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  2. Litmus2336
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    A great way to learn in depth microeconomics is MIT's course: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vss3nofHpZI But this will be dense and somewhat technical, with little time alloted to political...

    A great way to learn in depth microeconomics is MIT's course: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vss3nofHpZI

    But this will be dense and somewhat technical, with little time alloted to political economic theory.

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