Why There are Now So Many Shortages (It's Not COVID)

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Research by Sam Denby and Tristan Purdy
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  1. Dark Knight

    Dark KnightKlukkustund síðan

    Before blaming anything on the supposed shortage of truckers, do the research. There isn't. There is a problem with AP5 the Pro Act, freight prices in the basement, and a lack of truck parking. A lack of respect for those that get the stuff you want to buy, to where you want to buy it. Oh and the fact that those you've elected have made it possible for people who don't read or speak English can get behind the wheel of a 80,000 lb truck and tear down the road.

  2. Im a statistic

    Im a statisticKlukkustund síðan

    How to death of a gorilla lead to the downfall of humanity a video

  3. General Purpose

    General PurposeKlukkustund síðan

    The shithole known as California at fault. Got it. Thanks

  4. J D

    J D2 klukkustundum síðan

    This is a disinfo video. To the clown who made this video....stick to what you know. You clearly have no expertise in this area, so please STOP.

  5. Coronin

    Coronin2 klukkustundum síðan

    Basically, what I'm getting from this is "Blame human greed" ... And some virus, I dunno

  6. john shuell

    john shuell2 klukkustundum síðan

    Think about what you're saying, the true reason is because beef and chicken, are being shipped out of the US. Now the problem is they can't get the cheaper off-shore product.

  7. 🇭🇰 Lottery248 - Satellite 0 - Velphord

    🇭🇰 Lottery248 - Satellite 0 - Velphord2 klukkustundum síðan

    next time, we might need to plan about hoarding (by manufacturing far more than the demand) some types of durable products in case they will likely end up in shortage.

  8. Jason Rolling

    Jason Rolling2 klukkustundum síðan

    Stop depending on China.

  9. Goodness Graces

    Goodness Graces2 klukkustundum síðan

    My parents came to visit me here in Alaska a couple months ago. The car they rented was a Toyota. 😉

  10. Goodness Graces

    Goodness Graces3 klukkustundum síðan

    My friend in California was going to come up here (Alaska) in early June after learning he could fly round trip for $350. Then canceled after he learned that a rental car would cost him nearly $3000. I was in Soldotna today and the city is packed with tourists. I am not sure how or why but people are coming here in droves.

  11. John Goraczyk

    John Goraczyk3 klukkustundum síðan

    Debt driven economies, JIT, and charge to bear pricing schemes are the unholy trinity of the modern west.

  12. qxANGELxp

    qxANGELxp3 klukkustundum síðan

    We need to burn down the central banks. They're laughing at us, while they push more money-siphoning regulations on us, every single decade.

  13. TheBlackdog8

    TheBlackdog83 klukkustundum síðan


  14. AntWrocksNY

    AntWrocksNY3 klukkustundum síðan

    There using face boba now ?

  15. ttownscott

    ttownscott3 klukkustundum síðan

    The risk of a chip stockpile is that there is a flaw in the chip and makes them useless. Such as Intel had a few years back.

  16. Harley Nopp

    Harley Nopp3 klukkustundum síðan

    Man this guys voice is infuriating.

  17. 300pzl

    300pzl4 klukkustundum síðan

    Jesus loves you.

  18. Cornell Custom Trains

    Cornell Custom Trains4 klukkustundum síðan

    It's Bubble Tea, wtf is Boba tea ? Whiteman's take on it ?

  19. Cornell Custom Trains

    Cornell Custom Trains4 klukkustundum síðan

    Greed, hoarding, and stupidity is the cause !

  20. James Ebola

    James Ebola4 klukkustundum síðan

    No...it's all market manipulation and speculation. Covid is a scapegoat.

  21. Verna Bryant

    Verna Bryant5 klukkustundum síðan

    We are going to have more shortages of truck drivers if fuel prices continue to rise and the government keeps paying for unemployment.

  22. Verna Bryant

    Verna Bryant5 klukkustundum síðan

    Our country needs manufacturing jobs and become self sufficient again and stop relying on China for every thing including medicines.This is crazy

  23. Verna Bryant

    Verna Bryant5 klukkustundum síðan

    The government needs to stop paying unemployment and go back to work

  24. Jon Morgan

    Jon Morgan5 klukkustundum síðan

    MBAs RUINED AMERICAN MANUFACTURING. These clowns went from college chugging parties to running companies, and 99% of them didn't have any idea what they were doing.

  25. Lady T

    Lady T5 klukkustundum síðan


  26. Sunlight O

    Sunlight O6 klukkustundum síðan

    Maybe it’s other countries not wanting to ship in return for over printed dollars. This virus just showed us which countries actually produce and which ones don’t as produce as much. It showed us the countries that are less dependent of others.

  27. dileo DJD

    dileo DJD6 klukkustundum síðan

    I hate bubble tea

  28. John Marquardt

    John Marquardt6 klukkustundum síðan

    joe biden is reason for the shortages.

  29. North of the Rio Grande

    North of the Rio Grande6 klukkustundum síðan

    Tyrannical mandates and the worldwide spread of communism caused shortages.

  30. Christian

    Christian7 klukkustundum síðan

    The government.

  31. Serf Ally

    Serf Ally7 klukkustundum síðan

    ...we gave our manufacturing away ...started in 1980 ...union busting ..tariff busting CORPORATIONS ....enjoy the billionaires cesspool⁶⁶⁶ suckers

  32. Ailsa Ni

    Ailsa Ni7 klukkustundum síðan

    Grand-pa used to say, "when all else fails - read the directions" .

  33. Wooly Wonders

    Wooly Wonders7 klukkustundum síðan

    Stupid companies taking advantage of inflation and capitalism and sticking it to the small people.

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    Karin Foster7 klukkustundum síðan

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  35. Titus James

    Titus James7 klukkustundum síðan

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  37. Ailsa Ni

    Ailsa Ni7 klukkustundum síðan

    "You see?" x10+

  38. J

    J8 klukkustundum síðan

    This is a great example of internal vs external contradictions. The external contradiction (global pandemic) kicks off the supply crisis, but ultimately it's the internal contradiction (extreme just-in-time supply chains, particularly global ones) that is the basis for the crisis. It's that basis, the internal contradiction, that we should focus on to create meaningful change. Another example of internal vs external that might make this clearer: 'In a suitable temperature an egg changes into a chicken, but no temperature can change a stone into a chicken, because each has a different basis.'

  39. Marcus Mitchell

    Marcus Mitchell8 klukkustundum síðan

    Capital cult rebels of Economic Reset will only prepare( look') at Baphomet at the (arms)Solve coagula /^-means shot vaccination origins of coagulation (vaccination) Pale Horse

  40. Marcus Mitchell

    Marcus Mitchell9 klukkustundum síðan

    mRNA protein Is more likely deadly synthetic than the Covid 19 of any original sickness it was Dr Anthony Fauci fund Systematic intentional Occurance of origins in Covid he & others Co/prepared this manufacturing crisis this off the white papers of Rockefeller

  41. James Calvani

    James Calvani9 klukkustundum síðan

    Investing in crypto now should be in every wise individuals list, in some months time you'll be ecstatic with the decision you made today.

  42. leef!

    leef!4 klukkustundum síðan

    Please dont lol

  43. Full Auto

    Full Auto8 klukkustundum síðan

    The same sheep who bought into "COVID", and took the jab, are the same ones trying to push "crypto" onto everyone else. Another platform for the shills and elites to make more off the middle class. I see a huge crash in the near future.

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    Steven Mark Ramirez8 klukkustundum síðan

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    Anderson James8 klukkustundum síðan

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  47. Parker Essential

    Parker Essential9 klukkustundum síðan

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    Edmond Meltz10 klukkustundum síðan

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  49. Surfinturfer

    Surfinturfer10 klukkustundum síðan

    Absolutely fantastic video. I was blaming everything on China for the shortages, as a ploy to try and get Biden to renegotiate the Trump trade deals. Learned something new.

  50. Nooz Zoo

    Nooz Zoo10 klukkustundum síðan

    Klaus Schwab (World Economic Forum) knows the answer. It was all planned in advance, and was going to be rolled out with the danger of Anthropogenic Climate Change, but most people didn't buy that story. So they switched to plan B, releasing the bat flu.

  51. Maria Ramos

    Maria Ramos11 klukkustundum síðan

    The fearful fearless nail arthroscopically push because joke summarily face round a grumpy van. immense, gray greasy great green

  52. tigros999

    tigros99911 klukkustundum síðan

    uh oh looks like one of those who has no problem w the vax, shut off your TV!

  53. Amy Hermanns

    Amy Hermanns11 klukkustundum síðan

    JOE BIDEN! No more needs to be said!

  54. Kadeem Thomas

    Kadeem Thomas11 klukkustundum síðan

    I was wondering why chicken wings were scarce. Dammit guess I’ll become a truck driver😩

  55. HardBoiledSoup

    HardBoiledSoup11 klukkustundum síðan



    BOSSMAN11 klukkustundum síðan

    "You see?" x10+

  57. Denise Lindahl

    Denise Lindahl12 klukkustundum síðan

    Another problem for goods disappearing from shelves is people would rather collect unemployment than work. Heard this from multiple sources. When you put your great points with government paying people not to work we have higher prices and empty shelves. Lord come soon!

  58. findantu

    findantu12 klukkustundum síðan

    spoiler they blame it on covid

  59. I'llJustMakeA NewAccount

    I'llJustMakeA NewAccount13 klukkustundum síðan

    And you can thank corrupt politicians for it

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  61. Woderick

    Woderick13 klukkustundum síðan

    I despise Twitter. Why make me read tweets?

  62. Salish Sea

    Salish Sea13 klukkustundum síðan

    Pay more and people will want to work at those jobs.

  63. The Political Pit bull

    The Political Pit bull14 klukkustundum síðan

    14:38 2011 9.0 earthquake... Revelation

  64. Hannah White

    Hannah White14 klukkustundum síðan

    These are all pretty much caused by covid and the restrictions that came with it....

  65. The Political Pit bull

    The Political Pit bull14 klukkustundum síðan

    9:02 pay attention you will become the Borg!!

  66. Angel Bear

    Angel Bear14 klukkustundum síðan

    CONvid. PLANdemic.

  67. UxmpWDxnxxY EaRkWHnxx

    UxmpWDxnxxY EaRkWHnxx14 klukkustundum síðan

    bullshht excuses

  68. robotvarietyshow

    robotvarietyshow14 klukkustundum síðan

    Gavin Newsome should be on trial

  69. robotvarietyshow

    robotvarietyshow14 klukkustundum síðan

    Liberal port cities fucked us

  70. Ragu Bear

    Ragu Bear14 klukkustundum síðan

    It’s all the create scarcity so they can “scare the city “ get it scare city scarcity ...

  71. Marsha Anderson

    Marsha Anderson15 klukkustundum síðan

    Apex8 it looks like that's it for beef also, you might not get that juicy steak. All the same, have a good day and summer ahead.

  72. Hermy Dant

    Hermy Dant15 klukkustundum síðan

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  73. pb48711

    pb4871115 klukkustundum síðan

    Nicholas Nassim Taleb has been railing about this for over a decade, wrote books on it, and has been roundly savaged by "the mainstream" for his findings.

  74. Ben Kaldwurse

    Ben Kaldwurse16 klukkustundum síðan

    It's not Covid but it's Covid.

  75. Rick Smiley

    Rick Smiley17 klukkustundum síðan

    It’s not COVID (but it’s because of COVID)

  76. Ron Laukaitis

    Ron Laukaitis17 klukkustundum síðan

    Good video with an annoying narrator

  77. J M

    J M17 klukkustundum síðan


  78. Todd Russell

    Todd Russell17 klukkustundum síðan

    I personally know someone who works the docks. he has said that they have shipping containers stack 5 high and not moving, with supplies in them. because the company wants to make up the losses from 2020. has nothing to do with shipping containers.

  79. PC Trash Talk

    PC Trash Talk18 klukkustundum síðan

    How about not allowing criminals run things?

  80. Doug Hutton

    Doug Hutton18 klukkustundum síðan

    "Shortages" of what? Next time, you might want to include that in the title of your video.

  81. Todd Hare

    Todd Hare18 klukkustundum síðan

    I'm just glad that Kip from Napoleon Dynamite got another job narrating ISboth videos.

  82. Austin Trammell

    Austin Trammell18 klukkustundum síðan

    Eventually companies won't be able to blame covid for everything going wrong. They're gonna have to own up to the real problems

  83. Mîtêsh Jain

    Mîtêsh Jain19 klukkustundum síðan

    0:10 "that's it" Me: oh ok bye then

  84. hr 777

    hr 77719 klukkustundum síðan

    Democrats hate capitalism and are trying their best to destroy America.

  85. Ghost Squid

    Ghost Squid19 klukkustundum síðan

    Technocracy and the Great Reset. The Covid Scamdemic was just kindling for the fire. People aren’t just ignorant, they are brainwashed and stupid. 🦑

  86. Apple

    Apple20 klukkustundum síðan


  87. litestreamer

    litestreamer20 klukkustundum síðan

    Covid certainly has played a large part, but the issue is multi-factorial and it certainly is not by accident. Think manufactured shortages and artificial droughts.

  88. kendall brayllie

    kendall brayllie22 klukkustundum síðan

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  89. Assur HeX

    Assur HeX23 klukkustundum síðan

    China lied economies died.

  90. Karl R

    Karl R23 klukkustundum síðan

    The same thing is happening in the UK due to Brexit.

  91. Nigel McPhearson

    Nigel McPhearson23 klukkustundum síðan

    It's because the Rats stohl the erections. Be honest about it. The Rats also caused the unnecessary panic over the vaccine cash grab called COVID.

  92. The Meme Lord Bobbeh

    The Meme Lord Bobbeh23 klukkustundum síðan

    tl;dw Shortages are because companies don't want to pay for inventory space, so when international trade stops, they run out of stuff almost immediately. Thanks, globalism!

  93. tiermacgirl

    tiermacgirl23 klukkustundum síðan

    Laughed out loud 17:22

  94. Sherwin G

    Sherwin GDegi Síðan síðan

    This man sounds like the one from Half as Interesting

  95. eioshen boboi

    eioshen boboiDegi Síðan síðan


  96. Chema Caillet-Bois

    Chema Caillet-BoisDegi Síðan síðan

    This all comes down to governments being willing to bail out big companies when they get in trouble. If the companies knew tax payer dollars weren’t always around the corner as a big corporate welfare safety net, then they would make smarter decisions and be more resilient, and investors would reward companies that were more resilient because they wouldn’t want to lose out during a supply chain disruption.

  97. david good

    david goodDegi Síðan síðan

    But none of it is by design

  98. lion fish

    lion fishDegi Síðan síðan

    Its not covid just "covid related"

  99. eioshen boboi

    eioshen boboiDegi Síðan síðan

    of course our inventory tax system doesn't help.

  100. Chad Whitworth

    Chad WhitworthDegi Síðan síðan

    we have exceeded our carrying capacity.; overpopulation the earth does not care about any of this she will continue to cleanse herself we are like a deep wound she will heal and rebound in all of her glory

  101. Now & Eternity

    Now & EternityDegi Síðan síðan

    Please read :- Science with Dr. Doug - Is a Coronavirus Vaccine a Ticking Time Bomb? Ten Commandments - Number 6 - YOU SHALL NOT MURDER !!!