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Say Goodbye to the Purchasing Power of the Dollar

Mr. Bernanke goes to Crazytown
Sunday, March 24, 2013, 11:29 PM

On a long solo car trip this past weekend, I downloaded several podcasts to listen to as the miles passed. One was a classic: The Invention of Money, originally released by NPR's Planet Money team back in January of 2011. I highly recommend listening (or re-listening) to it in full.

The podcast is a great reminder of how any currency in a monetary system is a fabricated construct. A simpler way to explain this is to say it has value simply because we believe it does. » Read more

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Daily Digest 3/24 - Top 10 Euro Economies, The Rise Of Disability In America

Sunday, March 24, 2013, 10:38 AM
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Impact of Sequestration on Sciences Funding

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Impact of Sequestration on Sciences Funding

Impact of Sequestration on Sciences Funding

Chris interviewed by NPR on the outsized pain scientific research will feel from the sequester