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How Inflation Helped End the Civil War

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The federal government (“the North”) and the Confederacy (“the South”) took two very different paths when it came to funding the American Civil War. The Confederacy chose wrong, and lost. The causes and stakes were deep and complex, but principles … Continue reading

You Won’t Believe How Monopoly Helped British POWs in WW2

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Parker Brothers almost rejected Monopoly, but it’s a good thing they didn’t… just ask British World War II veterans. True story. During World War II, Uncle Pennybags helped British Airmen escape from German POW camps. It all started when Germany … Continue reading

Seven Life Hacks for your Lucky Penny

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When was the last time you spent a penny? As exact change becomes uncommon and more little copper coins build up in jars, you may question how useful the one-cent wonder really is these days. Apparently, the answer is very … Continue reading

The Richest Little Country in the World

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The Vatican is a fascinating little place, and “little” can only be used to describe its acreage. Though it’s called “Vatican City,” it is actually its own sovereign country with its own post office, laws, and mint, where it prints … Continue reading