(pictured above: the $100.000 bill, still the largest legal tender of the US - but one that can only be used for transactions between Federal Reserve Banks) Self-proclaimed objectivist philosopher Ayn Rand once wrote that the "trade by means of money is the code of men of good will". When putting these words in the … Continue reading Paper or plastic – does cash fuel crime?
As any smoker will tell you, smoking costs some serious money. Even if you don’t feel it full way due to cost spreading, if you look back at a life spent being a smoker and run the numbers you might surprise yourself with the things you went without and could have bought or experienced - … Continue reading Do poor people smoke more?
My own death will someday be part of someone’s paycheck. This brings me to a cynical and oddly pragmatic thought: all other things being equal, funeral homes will essentially never go out of business. With constant demand, constant supply should follow. Would this imply that there are places where such a business can be more … Continue reading A guide to funeral home startups
I look down on books of certain kinds and avoid them - no need in proving that to myself. But what about the books I’ve read during the years? I found myself wondering what my reading habits say about me. And the best measurable poke I had at my reading habits was my Goodreads account. … Continue reading What my reading habits say about me
How often do you stop watching a game and just think about how tired soccer players are? Not that often, right? Especially if you're watching a big-league game - the best of the best. Those people are paid huge amounts of money to not be tired. Yet sometimes, close to the end of play, if … Continue reading Soccer refereeing should count as sport