Paper or plastic – does cash fuel crime?

(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?

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Ranking up the world’s best quotes

They’ve had a weird appeal to us ever since written text had become accessible to the wider population. From people you hardly know sharing obscure motivational phrases on Instagram to the Economist' Espresso edition, quotes are thrown at us in all shapes and sizes in the hopes that they might appeal to our inner self … Continue reading Ranking up the world’s best quotes

A guide to funeral home startups

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

The world as viewed by ages of consent

About a month ago I read a piece of news that mentioned Turkey dropping a constitutional clause which protected children from sexual abuse, and leafed through the ensuing panic of the internet as there were fears that no legislation would come in to fill the void created by the actions of the country’s Constitutional Court. … Continue reading The world as viewed by ages of consent