Where did the dollar symbol come from? Why is the word salary connected to Roman soldiers and salt? Discover the disputed origins of common money terms.
Have you heard the story about where the word salary comes from? If it relates to Roman soldiers, I’ve got some bad news. It’s one of the most popular historical myths about money.
Why can’t you create your own money? Fuck about and find out. While historical punishments for counterfeiters and coiners included being fed to wild beasts or hung, drawn and quartered, the modern protection of monetary privilege is more subtle but not less determined.
Find out about the violent and painful punishment for coin clipping, why coiners were executed as traitors, and the gory details of being hung, drawn and quartered.
The meteoric rise in the price of Bitcoin has inspired enterprising criminals from Russia to Malaysia, to steal electricity to mine crypto.
Learn why Central Banks incinerate money, why the KLF burned £1 million for art & why crypto is designed to burn coins.
With big money as the common denominator, TV Game Shows are popular with audiences, advertisers and production companies. But money inevitably inspires mischief, so here are the greatest Game Shows scandals, cheaters and hustlers.
It might sound like the ultimate shit post, but we’ve found four examples of how money has literally been made from shit.
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?