‘White Swan’ and ‘Black Swan’ Events

‘White Swan’ and ‘Black Swan’ Events

Today, we’re exploring a fascinating topic that has attracted a lot of attention in financial circles: the concept of Black Swan and White Swan events. Our discussion and English class today was inspired by a recent Bloomberg article from January 30th titled,...
Europe Chooses New Banknote Design

Europe Chooses New Banknote Design

Money, and specifically banknotes, is the theme of today’s English vocabulary lesson for economists. We will look at how the Eurozone is redesigning its paper money. It turns out that it is harder than you might think. Welcome to English for Economists, the podcast...
China’s Population Drop | English Lesson

China’s Population Drop | English Lesson

Last week’s podcast covered the controversy surrounding the French government’s plan to raise the statutory retirement age. In today’s vocabulary lesson, we will discuss the challenges that China is facing due to its shrinking population. In a recent...
Solid Waste Management | English Lesson

Solid Waste Management | English Lesson

This is podcast number three, and today our topic is solid waste management, and by solid waste I mean garbage –– refuse ––trash!  We, humans, produce a lot of solid waste — far too much in fact –– and that creates all kinds of problems for society, and for our...