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"Try doing this with your fiat currency... Well I suppose you could."
Five reasons that might explain yellow metal's price collapse
RT @MatthewPhillips: Yee-hah! Gold @ $1,399. More here: http://t.co/cjRZZdWGHS http://t.co/KGERpmQKR8
"Money has always been whatever society agrees on"
Does money have to be backed? (Answer: no) "Money has always been whatever society agrees on." http://t.co/K5j659OhFe
Credit, forget it: Reserve Bank of India bans bank loans to purchase gold
Nothing scares Wall St into political spending like a crusade against the gold standard
Alternate view: As share of GDP, 1896 by far the priciest presidential election. http://t.co/HWTaSbpE
Gold is just another commodity until it trades like a government bond
Utah passes bill to allow gold and silver to be used as currency
Lauren Tara LaCapra:
Utah to accept gold & silver bullion as currency http://t.co/ghCxHBsL
Really strange places to hide your gold
RT @WealthWatch: Where do you hide YOUR gold?? (Wait, don't answer that.) Hiding Gold in All the Unusual Places http://t.co/7LQ0OSiH
Chavez nationalizes the Venezuela gold industry
Meanwhile, Hugo Chavez just nationalized the gold industry http://t.co/XUXxuEQr
New Trump tenant pays six-figure deposit entirely in gold bars
He gets by "through various freelance gigs and his wife’s income as a barista. This is typical of many Portlanders"
If you are going to be an academic, be an economist
One way to get incomes growing again is to pay women more
What's the world's next poor, cool city?
Stanford to offer a class on this weird thing called "startups"
"It's actually people with the least money who get the least sleep"
2013 data: Yep, we've still got a gender wage gap
California's public-employee pension fund is divesting from hedge funds
How the rich and the poor spend money
"Why frustrated second sons and medieval Anglo-Scottish border violence (partly) explain US healthcare costs"
McKinsey’s airy platitudes bode ill for its next half-century
Why the gender gap will eventually close
"If Marriott wants its housekeepers to earn more, it should pay them more"
Important Wine News
There is no great stagnation
Strange Bloomberg Headlines
"Is Everybody Single?"
Uber But For...
"Clients don’t have to interact with the cleaner if they don’t want to, which makes it feel as though they’re ordering a product, not human labor."
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