Creator of Crash Course, Hank Green, on Government

Hi Friends of CCC,

This video isn’t on the Crash Course channel, but it is worth a watch if you’re are a reader of this blog.  Hank and his brother John Greene started the whole Crash Course operation, so you might be interested in hearing one of the creators thoughts on the government, its size, and its efficiency.

The federal government is effective, efficient, and surprisingly small.

Ron Swanson gave his rebuttal:

No episode in review this week (I’m going on vacation for a few days), but come back every Thursday for a new post on a really fantastically polarizing episode of Crash Course Economics.


The Crash Course Criticism Facebook Group!

Great News!  I’ve created a facebook group for this blog so you can follow us via social media and stay up to date with every post.  Posts from here will be autoposted on the facebook page.  Follow us at and Twitter @CCCriticism, and sign up for our newsletter here.

The facebook page is currently pretty lonely, so feel free to be one of the first to like it!  It looks a little rough right now, but I’m having some fresh images created to class it up.

Big things are happening here at CCC.  Stay tuned for a fresh episode critique every Wednesday!


Thanks for your support!

Monetizing CCC and Where the Money Will Go

This blog has taken off faster than I imagined it would.  The nods from Bob Wenzel and Tom Woods really helped, and we’re getting a consistent number of pageviews every day.  It may not seem like much, but we’re bringing in 70 pageviews every day, despite being in a content slump due to Crash Course’s technical difficulties last week.

So you’re one of the lucky 70, thank you.

Let’s talk about money.  I’ve created an Ad Sense account and added an advertisement to the right sidebar:


Please keep in mind I have no control over what the ad is.

And after just a day of having the ad displayed on the site, business is BOOMING:


That’s right.  Over $1 in a day.

As a Crash Course Criticism promise (which is as good as gold, for what that’s worth), I plan on donating 100% of the money I make from CCC to other sites and organizations I like, especially those that do it full time and rely on donations to keep them going.  So if you like the ads (or even if you don’t), click away.

Also, if any of you are interested, I plan on occasionally posting about how the site is doing, both in pageviews and revenue generation, so stay tuned for that.

Additionally, below the google ad should be an Amazon Search Box.  If you’re doing any amazon shopping, try using the search box here (it will display the search results in a new window).  If you buy something on Amazon originally through the search box on this site, I will receive some sort of kickback.  I’m not sure how much I get back, but I’ll let you know.

Also, sign up for the newsletter.  In case you don’t check the site daily, I’ll give you a monthly update with what you missed and how the site is doing.

New episode drops tomorrow!  Stay tuned!