Stossel: Sweden is Not a Socialist Success (2 videos)

Many people think Sweden is socialist, but its success comes from free markets.

Democratic socialists in the United States point to Sweden as a socialist success. But Swedish historian Johan Norberg says, "Sweden is not socialist."
Norberg hosts a documentary called Sweden: Lessons for America?, in which he notes that in Sweden, "government doesn't own the means of production. To see that you have to go to Venezuela or Cuba or North Korea."


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Sour Bamboo Shoots - The Soul Spices of Dai-styled Yunnan Cuisine

Besides various fungus and mushrooms, the mountains are abundant in all kinds of bamboo shoots, sweet bamboo shoots, bitter bamboo shoot, mountain bamboo shoots...Every time when I think of bamboo shoots, it always makes me drool. Today, I want to introduce the bitter bamboo shoots. It is also called the giant bamboo shoots. It can be sliced and boiled to make "yellow bamboo shoots", or it can be shredded to soak in water and ferment for days to make "sour bamboo shoots". Though it is sour and smelly, the sour bamboo shoots have a unique taste that is truly irreplaceable.
Different bamboo shoots will give you a different taste when cooked in different ways. But one thing that remains the same is its freshness. Do enjoy the bamboo shoots during the wet season.


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Modular Micro-Reactors – The Future of Nuclear Energy?

In this video Prof. Ruzic explains what modular micro-reactors are, and why they may be the future of nuclear power.  In particular, their ability to be a non-carbon source of process or district heat makes them an ideal replacement for fossil fuel plants.  In terms of electricity cost, they compete very well with diesel generation, and once mass produced could reach utility-scale prices. The micro-reactors are self-contained with their own containment, and passive safety features provided by the laws of physics.  All wastes generated are contained in the fuel itself which will last for 20 years.  At that point the whole reactor vessel is carted away, and a new one can be installed.

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Is Success Luck or Hard Work?

Reasonably successful entrepreneur here. I’ve always considered myself lucky, so much so that I have sometimes wondered if I don’t suffer from some form of imposter syndrome. I’ve never been able to clearly put this feeling into words. This video, and the philosophy behind it actually helps to clarify things for me. I’m genuinely grateful that you took some time to explain it.

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