Category: money

How to vet nonprofits before you give

Charity solicitations are as much a part of the holiday season as decorations. If you give, it’s a good idea to know […]

12/02/2015. Category: money. Tags: ~ Comment on this post

Bankers have a moral compass, it just may not look like yours

We’re getting rather used to revelations about sharp practice in the banking sector. The row about HSBC’s tax services to rich clients […]

03/04/2015. Category: money. Tags: , ~ Comment on this post

Dollar facts

It weighs only 0.035 oz (1 gram), is only 16 square inches (0.01m²) in size and consists of cotton and linen but […]

05/19/2013. Category: money. Tags: ~ Comment on this post

Socially Useless

The ultimate insult in life is to be labeled “socially useless.” And that is exactly the preferred term for the bankers and […]

06/28/2012. Category: money. Tags: ~ Comment on this post

Pay-for-Delay Drugs

Pharmaceutical companies have sought for years to protect their expensive brand-name drugs by paying generic rivals handsome sums of money to put off […]

11/16/2011. Category: money. Tags: ~ Comment on this post

Too big to fail?

The Roman Empire did not fall in a battle of war. There was no single big clash of arms that drove it […]

09/21/2011. Category: money. Tags: , ~ Comment on this post

What are the odds of winning?

You have seen how a handful people were lucky enough to win a big lottery or hit that $1 million jackpot at […]

07/14/2011. Category: money. Tags: , ~ Comment on this post

‘Spillionaires’: Profiteering and Mismanagement in the Wake of the BP Oil Spill

Some people profiteered from the spill by charging BP outrageous rates for cleanup. Others profited from BP claims money, handed out in […]

04/14/2011. Category: money. Tags: , ~ Comment on this post

Quantitative easing explained easily

Quantitative easing (QE) is a simple electronic method by which a government or central bank “prints more money” to support private banks. […]

11/18/2010. Category: money. Tags: , , ~ 3 Comments

All the gold ever mined still exists today

Gold is virtually indestructible; almost all the gold ever mined still exists today… all 170 000 tonnes (187,393 tons) of it, only […]

10/20/2010. Category: money. Tags: ~ Comment on this post

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