Bolivar Soberano

The Bolivar Soberano: Sovereign? Or Surrendered?

This article could be summed up by simply saying: “It is neither economically nor humanly possible to live in Venezuela”. But if it were, it wouldn’t be an article; it would be one more tweet about the Bolivar Soberano among billions of other tweets that talk about how suffocating it is to try to survive in Venezuela. Here, however, we want it to be something more complex, like the situation Venezuelans are going through.
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Inflation Ice Cream

Ice Cream Inflation: Is Life Getting more Expensive?

Everything was better in the old days, right? Well maybe not healthcare, electronics, and women’s rights, but at least everything was affordable. It seems life has been getting more and more expensive, especially for Millenials. But is that really true? Are we just overinterpreting inflation or are we indeed paying more today than we ever have? In Germany, ice cream is an integral part of the felt inflation, one that paints a grim picture for the price development in recent years within the country. Or so do people think.
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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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