Elon Musk's Basic Economics


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  • TheXuism
    TheXuism  5 hours back

    tesla build the biggest factory in China now , what do you think of that ?

    • Lone Wolf
      Lone Wolf  8 hours back

      Musk has massive balls to be doing what he does... a lot of people with way more money and political influence arent doing what he does i think primarily because they lack his interest and implication

      • Smgntion M
        Smgntion M  18 hours back

        is there an update to this?

        I think the SpaceX observations are a tad bit off ... corporations buy launches too - satellites don't last forever ... they care about lower prices

        • howTo E-KkattYT
          howTo E-KkattYT  20 hours back

          electric cars are also bad for the environment because of mining the metals for wiring and batteries and they still get shipped with not so carbon efficient ships

          • Ken Royall
            Ken Royall  22 hours back

            Musk builds in the US in order to convince politicians and the public that his ventures are worth subsidizing. It’s PR. Once those subsidies dry up he will move production elsewhere. It’s already happening.

            Bill Gates already tried a satellite internet company called Teledesic. It failed.

            • Johnathan Turner
              Johnathan Turner  1 days back

              John Cena’s basic Thuganomics

              • Bill Gates.got.ripped
                Bill Gates.got.ripped  1 days back

                get an education wendover ... start with micro / macro economics. Then make a video on Economics.

                • Henry Carmichael
                  Henry Carmichael  1 days back

                  It's really cool to see this advanced American manufacturing.

                  • Rod Schmidt
                    Rod Schmidt  2 days back

                    He wanted to put HALF his money into the Mars greenhouse project. (not "all")

                    • F. Teixeira
                      F. Teixeira  2 days back

                      Musk should be the only billionaire allowed. Other billionaires can fuck off and give all their fortunes if they are not going to to great things with it.

                      • JollyJuice
                        JollyJuice  2 days back

                        Visionary entrepreneurship

                        It's... Beautiful.

                        • lovguru23
                          lovguru23  2 days back

                          "space x is getting into the internet bussniess"
                          bro, just build crypto currency miners.

                          • EnthrallingBass140
                            EnthrallingBass140  3 days back


                            • James Lin
                              James Lin  3 days back

                              They don't care about price more than the people because it's not the decision maker's money. That is so sad.

                              • semiLive sixstring strumist

                                They have been saying that the moon will have hotels and people will go to space for YEARS! It will never happen people! It can't happen. Its a FRAUD that we good people pay for. Nasa ia a fraud. More and more investigating people are seeing it.

                                • semiLive sixstring strumist

                                  All he does is shoot rockets into the ocean.

                                • semiLive sixstring strumist

                                  He is a set up fake. This Person is only here to make you think wrong and to carry the lies of Govt. deeper into the minds of people that believe without investigation. The car in space? How does the tires stay inflated? How does the paint stay on without burning or freezing off? Its a lie people.

                                  • Alejandro Pacheco
                                    Alejandro Pacheco  10 hours back

                                    Suddenly you are an expert in rocket engineering, imbecile sheep

                                  • Chris C
                                    Chris C  3 days back

                                    Since this is the only of your comments with actual questions instead of wild accusations, I'll try to answer them for you.

                                    TL;DR: radiation will do a number on it, but it would last perfectly fine for far more than the 12 hours the video stream lasted

                                    The tires were probably actually deflated compared to what they would need to be on the road. The recommended tire pressure for a Tesla Roadster is around 40psi, which equals about 2.7atm. Meaning a pressure differential at sea level of about 1.7atm. So if you just inflated them to around 24psi before launch they would still maintain their shape well enough to look good when hanging free and not supporting the car's weight (since it was held up from the body by the payload adapter), and still not be in any danger of popping when in space since they would still be well within the pressure differential they are meant to handle.

                                    What will damage the paint the most is not the thermal change, but the additional UV radiation it'll be exposed to without all that nice, protective atmosphere over it. Temperature changes in space tend to be pretty slow, since here on Earth the main method of transferring heat are conduction and convection - basically moving the heat through contact or through the air. In space, neither of those are a factor, so you are only meaningfully transferring heat via thermal radiation. So not too terribly worse than leaving the car out on a sunny day. Unlike on that sunny day though, the car will eventually get much hotter, since it has no air to start taking some of that heat away although the slow roll the car left Earth Orbit with will help with this (similar to the "barbecue roll" used on early manned missions, this lets the 'shade' side radiate out some of the heat it absorbed while on the 'sunny' side).

                                    Now that's not to say the car is in any good condition at this point. The paint, rubber, and all other soft materials exposed to the sun will be broken down by the UV radiation (although a bit slower than on Earth because of the lack of oxygen). The drop in temperature as it gets out to Mars orbit and gets a lot less solar heating will also break things - especially the paint - as the paint and body probably don't have the same thermal expansion ratios. But all of these are pretty slow processes, and I would not be surprised if you could still drive the damn thing if you replaced the battery and the tires after a year and a half in space.

                                • ~ Bright Romeo ~
                                  ~ Bright Romeo ~  3 days back

                                  Yeah, I'm sure he does not care about profit. Also, shameless advertising at the end of the video.

                                  • Rose White
                                    Rose White  3 days back

                                    Usks care are too expensive to compete with Audi, VW, Honda and Toyota which is why we see so few of them in UK.
                                    Besides, who wants a 70's look when sharp SUVs are the way to go.?

                                    • tailfox97
                                      tailfox97  3 days back

                                      “Normal people don’t buy rocket launches”

                                      Welp, I don’t want to be normal anymore

                                      • JR Kipling
                                        JR Kipling  3 days back

                                        Waiting for this Jewish con artist to announce its all been a fraud

                                        • lordeisschrank
                                          lordeisschrank  4 days back

                                          eh.... this video is in dire need of an update

                                          also.... there was no need "to learn how to make cars", there are millions of books on the issue, production has been perfected by Toyota literally 30 years ago.

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                                            Sampurna blogs  4 days back

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                                            • Epistemophilos
                                              Epistemophilos  4 days back

                                              "Governments don't care about cost so much because it's not the decision maker's money". In fact, they don't care about quality either because it's not for their own consumption. That's why government needs to be as small as possible.

                                              • lass1234
                                                lass1234  4 days back

                                                Nice cross over with RealLife Lore !

                                                • Rose Flanigan
                                                  Rose Flanigan  4 days back

                                                  Elon Musk: Let's get to Mars since we've already fucked over our own planet. Oh man, it's too expensive? Well, let's disrupt the market and invariably put hundreds of thousands of people out of work in the end. lol.

                                                  • Turbo Alex
                                                    Turbo Alex  4 days back

                                                    Elon Musk: let's make the next big step in human history whilst also bringing the future of automobiles to normal people

                                                • BigFoot Too
                                                  BigFoot Too  4 days back

                                                  More and More space JUNK, not good

                                                  • yossi kagan
                                                    yossi kagan  4 days back

                                                    Watching this right aster Tesla bought a battery company 😂

                                                    • gloverelaxis
                                                      gloverelaxis  4 days back

                                                      Elon Musk is a parasite and autocrat who profits by paying his thousands of workers less than their labour earns for his companies. No-one elected Musk, and all of the achievements of the companies he owns are wrongly attributed to him, instead of the combined efforts of thousands of experts. All billionaires are bastards; Musk especially so.

                                                      • david abe
                                                        david abe  4 days back

                                                        Elon economics = Make Government cover his business losses with your tax dollars. Then brag you don't take a paycheck so people like you.

                                                        • Charles Ford Jr
                                                          Charles Ford Jr  4 days back

                                                          I say we invest now.

                                                          • George Cowsert
                                                            George Cowsert  5 days back

                                                            Elon Musk is the man that everyone aspires to be, and I love that. His mere existence proves that not only will smart and ethical business always be successful, but can also be incredibly profitable in a world where big businesses try their damndest to generate as much profit out as possible.

                                                            I just wish more businesses took notes from the guy. Currently big businesses are debating whether or not to side with the Chinese government's tyranny just because it nets them slightly more profit. Such a business practice can only lead to distain for such companies and thus their eventual collapse.
                                                            However, moral companies are safe from that kind of situation because they don't do anything to generate legitimate outrage, and thus are safe from boycotts and protests.

                                                            • Max Weisel
                                                              Max Weisel  2 days back

                                                              @Loft Music wat

                                                            • Loft Music
                                                              Loft Music  5 days back

                                                              Cringe get off your high horse and why dont you suck off this edgy man baby who got his stupid kicked off the upper board by shareholders of tesla lmao

                                                          • G
                                                            G  5 days back

                                                            It basically R&D driven economics, rather than outsourcing expertise and charge you $$$ for it.

                                                            • Jack Prosper
                                                              Jack Prosper  5 days back

                                                              Only issue with putting so many sats into low orbit is the risk of accidentally creating a shrapnel debris field, especially through a chain reaction. It could set us back hundreds of years in space navigation if our rockets lose the ability to leave the atmosphere without getting blendered by flying metal.

                                                              • Chris C
                                                                Chris C  3 days back

                                                                Kessler Syndrome as you're describing is certainly a concern, but having them in really low orbits helps with that since any debris would deorbit relatively quickly.

                                                            • Kun Lin
                                                              Kun Lin  5 days back

                                                              Great great fucking video, so well researched 👏

                                                              • Cig1
                                                                Cig1  5 days back

                                                                B.S. by all means, both from a technical and organisational perspective! They're far from new or disruptive in their orga or prod, just leveraged and overvalued whilst burning cash

                                                                • NICEFINENEWROBOT
                                                                  NICEFINENEWROBOT  5 days back

                                                                  50 million users
                                                                  30 billion $ per year
                                                                  = 3000 $ per 5 users per year
                                                                  = 600 $ per user per year
                                                                  = 50 $ per month
                                                                  man we'll have to wait till it's 5 $

                                                                  • Luke Work
                                                                    Luke Work  5 days back

                                                                    I'm calling my friend Kim

                                                                    • Luke Work
                                                                      Luke Work  5 days back

                                                                      Elon Mars

                                                                      • Zafras Frozen
                                                                        Zafras Frozen  5 days back

                                                                        I dunno who is cooler Elon Musk or Keanu Reeves.

                                                                        • Shini Kyokai
                                                                          Shini Kyokai  6 days back

                                                                          another reason SpaceX manufactures everything inside the United States is that rockets are considered advanced weaponry by the United States government so it's forbidden for them to hire anybody from overseas or build them there.

                                                                          • My Stupid Opinion
                                                                            My Stupid Opinion  6 days back

                                                                            In Elon we Musk ✊

                                                                            • Swolejin
                                                                              Swolejin  6 days back

                                                                              Not just governments buy launches but tens maybe hundreds of companies do. Google, satellite TV, satellite internet, etc

                                                                              • Nicholas Lennox
                                                                                Nicholas Lennox  6 days back

                                                                                Nice seeing real life lore in a wendover video

                                                                                • Christoph Michelbach
                                                                                  Christoph Michelbach  6 days back

                                                                                  I'm pressing F so hard right now.

                                                                                  • Jimmy Draws
                                                                                    Jimmy Draws  6 days back

                                                                                    Define "makes 85% of the components".

                                                                                    • Jimmy Draws
                                                                                      Jimmy Draws  3 days back

                                                                                      @pixelmasque I'm also really curious to know more about the launch costs comparison. Musk massively mislead with his tunnel boring figures so I don't trust him at all when it comes to figures.

                                                                                    • pixelmasque
                                                                                      pixelmasque  4 days back

                                                                                      yea like 85% of manufacturing and receiving raw materials, or wiring together hardware from Shenzen?

                                                                                  • Darren Greene
                                                                                    Darren Greene  7 days back

                                                                                    He's the hero we need but don't deserve.

                                                                                    • happy I care
                                                                                      happy I care  7 days back