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Starting over: Coining a new dollar - tech - 01 April 2011 Exotic dancers and traditionalists may come to miss it, but the iconic US dollar bill is ripe for replacement - with a coin. Scrapping the paper dollar would do more than prevent a frustrating time at the vending machine. It would also be more cost-effective: US dollar notes drop out of circulation within around two years due to wear and tear, but coins last decades. Although dollar coins made of a copper alloy do circulate in the US, they are not widely used. If Congress scrapped the note and committed fully to coins of this composition, the country could save more than $500 million a year, according to the Government Accountability Office. How Much Monetization is Enough? *note: Last week I wrote my first post for the Superfluid blog. Going forward, I will be posting over there once a week. I encourage those readers interested in alternative currency and P2P exchange will check it out. How much monetization is enough?

Grand Seiko Hi-Beat 36,000 GMT Watch Hands-On After a successful run at Baselworld last year with well-received new models like the 44GS, Grand Seiko has announced a GMT version of their Hi-Beat 36,000 Automatic SBGH line. Based around the same 9S85 movement used in the three-hander, this new GMT combines two great features from Grand Seiko's collection into a new watch with two unlimited versions and a gorgeous limited edition in green and yellow. Grand Seiko is offering the new Hi-Beat 36,000 GMT in three references, the black dial SBGJ003, the white dial SBGJ001 and the limited edition SBGJ005 which sports a lovely green dial with a yellow GMT hand. The calibre used in these new Hi-Beat GMTs is new and features a proper jumping hour hand for travelling, allowing you to easily manage local time while employing the GMT hand to track the time at home. GMT complications are one of my absolute favourite functions on a watch, but many manufacturers design the feature backwards, applying the jump adjust to the GMT hand.

Get Started in the Stock Market Game with our Virtual Stock Exchange's Online Trading Game Join TD Ameritrade. Trade free for 60 days + Get up to $600 The stock market can seem overwhelming to beginners, so we have compiled a short guide to help you get started in our How The Market Works market game. 1. REGISTER FOR OUR FREE STOCK GAME–Register for our Free Stock Market Game. 2. Quarante centimes awkward-puking-unicorn a demandé: Hello! I hope someone still comes around here and will see this message. What happened to 40cents? Why did you let it die? Was there no one to keep working on that blog in the whole team?

Why Americans Can't Save Money - Room for Debate Ed Nacional For a short time, Americans seemed to be born-again savers. In the second quarter of 2009, in the depths of the Great Recession, households put away 7 percent of disposable income, compared with under 2 percent in the third quarter of 2007.

What’s Wrong with the Current Monetary System? “How is the present monetary system affecting the economy and thereby society and nature, and why is it failing? I will outline the interconnected malfunctions of the globally prevailing monetary system in ten points.” This first part of a recommended essay by Mark Joob, is one of the best summaries outlining what’s wrong with the current monetary system. The second part outlines the proposed alternative, a version of the so-called “Chicago Plan”.

Enzo Bonafè and his products. Handmade shoes. In all most exclusive shops of the world. The technique, which gets its name from its inventor,has revolutionized the XIX century footwear production.Footwear production, up to that time only stitched by hand, developed quickly thanks to the sole stitching machine, and created a good quality product accessible to everyone. Today, in fact, in times characterized by mass production with glued or vulcanized soles, Blake stitching is synonymous of a "well-built shoe," light, but resistant, as well as versatile and elegant. This is the first level of our production. By now, our highly skilled stitchers, who have been performing this type of work for decades, are privileged to our inside information. The highlight of our production. The shoe is assembled by hand-stitching the welt to the insole and the vamp.

3 Ways to Invest Small Amounts of Money Wisely Edit Article If you have $50 to investIf you have up to $500If you have $5,000 Edited by LauraMurray, Manuel_Montenegro_THANKS!, Flickety, Thomas Swindle and 57 others Ask The VC February 2, 2010 1:11 PM Today, I learned that former classmate of mine at the University of Michigan has started a blog for startups dealing with intellectual property issues. Jill Bowman is a great person and her blog is not only informative, but is also written in her voice, not legalese. (Her husband says it’s too “girly” but I totally disagree). Jill promises to dish on IP “train wrecks” (her words) that she’s seen over the past decade and hopefully her wisdom can save some folks future headaches.

Graphic Charts of Crony Capitalism Being Alive and Well in Fascist America Here are Venn diagrams of the big government/big business partnership that is ruining running the United States. They were created by Stephanie Herman. I will of course lead off with the granddaddy of all big government/big business partnerships, General Electric. [Thanks to Mark Fee]

Why Making Money Is Not Enough The world urgently needs businesses that have a higher purpose than profits. The problem with industrial capitalism today is not the profit motive; the problem is how the profit motive is usually framed. There is a persistent myth in the contemporary business world that the ultimate purpose of a business is to maximize profit for the company’s investors. However, the maximization of profit is not a purpose; instead, it is an outcome. About Ten c, The Emperors New Clothes, introduces the forever collection. The original fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen tells of looking beyond what you are told to see and to value what is truly there. The ability too see past the fashion media barrage is a new interpretation of the original fairy tale. Ten c. Seven pieces that wear no labels either inside or out. They ask to be loved for what they are.

The Essentials of Commodities Trading If you want to invest in commodities, you should be aware of the range of different commodities that are available for trading, as well as the risks associated with each investment option. You also need to find a good brokerage firm to trade through. What Are Commodities? Put simply, commodities are the raw materials humans use to create a livable world. Humans use energy to sustain themselves, metals to build weapons and tools, and agricultural products to feed themselves [more…]

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