Tag Archives: NPR

  • Blog
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    Say Goodbye to the Purchasing Power of the Dollar

    Mr. Bernanke goes to Crazytown
    by Adam Taggart

    Monday, March 25, 2013, 3:29 AM

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    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.

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

    by DailyDigest

    Sunday, March 24, 2013, 2:38 PM

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    • “Green Giant”
    • Unfit for Work: The startling rise of disability in America
    • Russian Ties Put Cyprus Banking Crisis on East-West Fault Line
    • Britain faces the prospect of gas rationing for the first time
    • The America That Works
    • Graphic: The Top 10 European Economies
    • A bitter taste of ‘class war’: Pizza joint the latest target of Vancouver’s anti-gentrification ‘anarchists’
    • Graphic: The Governomics of Canada
    • FAA to close 149 air traffic towers as budget cuts bite
    • Mayor Asks Montrealers Whether City Should Fill Potholes
    • Your Frequent Traveler Points are Losing Value. Act Now!
    • Editorial: Prevention key to tanker safety

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