Learn the story behind Operation Bernhard, the Nazi plan to counterfeit British pounds and then drop them on the UK to cause economic chaos.
Inspired by 80’s sci-fi, Elon Musk envisions a world without work where AI acts like a magic Genie. But how do we get from now to this abundant future?
Discover the importance of the Cantillon Effect. Why being closest to the money spout is a source of inequality, and whether anything can fix it.
The idea of a Circular Economy is increasingly promoted as the solution to our mounting environmental and social problems. But what does the term mean, and is it achievable?
The premise of the Litter Lotto is as simple as it sounds. Pick up litter for the chance to win cash prizes. But should we need to incentivise people to clean up their mess?
In 1968 Garrett Hardin coined the phrase, the Tragedy of the Commons. Almost half a century later, and we’re still fouling our own nest without a workable solution to avert tragedy.
From Bullshit Jobs to Japan’s Rental-do-nothing-man we look at jobs that promise to pay you to do nothing. Can you get wealthy without lifting a finger?
In 1974, the trust in the US Dollar was severely tested thanks to a bizarre conspiracy theory claiming that Fort Knox, the impregnable fortress storing much of America’s gold, was actually empty.
Much like gambling, the diet and beauty industry generally offers negative expected value, so what drives their continued growth, despite the absence of hard evidence that they deliver any tangible results?