Velocity of Money is a measure of money exchanged over time, typically how often and quickly the average dollar is exchanged per day.
A collection of explainers, references, and other supplementary material to help you better understand our collection of facts and myths.
Areté roughly means “moral virtue”. It refers to an innate “excellence” or “essence” in all things, and the striving toward that potential or purpose.
“Useful Idiot” is a political term describing a person who spreads propaganda for a group (useful), whose goals they aren’t fully aware of (idiot).
An “in-group” is a group you are part of (genetically, culturally, or ideologically), while an “out-group” is a group you aren’t part of.
We explain “the left-right political spectrum” by applying the terms “left” and “right” to a number of “left-right paradigms”.
We explain the concept of conspiracy theories, including why people formulate them, using examples of famous conspiracy theories from history.
Reference frames and relativity in physics explained using math-free examples. We cover: frames of reference, inertial frames, accelerated frames, and relativity.
In pop-science, in reference to the brain, you’ll hear the terms “hardwired” and “softwired”, hardwired means genetically programed and softwired means learned.
The physical constants are measurable properties of the physical universe that don’t change, everything else is relative to these constants.
Astrology is a system of fortune telling that assigns meaning to planets based on symbolism relating to old theories like alchemy, the classical elements, and what we now called “mythology”