Money is an idea

Money: The Story of a Neat Idea

Money is a funny concept. We regularly trade goods against colorful pieces of paper. But why? What makes money worth anything and how foolproof is it? Let’s take a quick and overly simplified tour through the history of currencies and see why money, after all, is nothing more than a neat idea.
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Minimum Wage Increase

How Canadians Lose With The $15.00 Minimum Wage Increase

In the last ten years, Ontarians in Canada have seen a whopping $3.40 cent minimum wage increase from $8.00 per hour in 2007 to the $11.40 per hour we see today. Now, Kathleen Wynne wants to increase the minimum wage to $15.00 per hour — a $3.60 cent increase in less than two years. Many are shocked, most are appalled, and all business owners are deeply concerned.
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Puerto Rico

Despacito: Watching Puerto Rico’s Economy Slowly Collapsing

As Daddy Yankee’s “Despacito” continues to dominate the U.S. charts as one of the most successful Latin American songs in modern U.S. history, many people are watching the music video and finding themselves drawn into the cities and beaches of Puerto Rico.
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South Korea Economy

South Korea: From Struggle to Success

When you research the fastest growing economies in the world right now, South Korea naturally comes up at the top of the list. South Korea’s economy is not only dominating the cosmetic world with some of the best products regarding quality and price, but also the culinary world, technology, and even media.
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Venezuela expats

Venezuela – Decision Making: Stories From Home and Abroad

A few days ago, I was overwhelmed with the idea that my decisions were not mine anymore. I had this feeling of leaving my decision-making process to others, to chance and to some obscure strings that were pulling my life towards many different directions. I was not the owner of my future; my plans belonged to someone else.
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