Throwback Thursday: Morgan Stanley, E*Trade, and the 1930s

When it announced its $13 billion deal for E*Trade, Morgan Stanley reminded us of the reason it was created during the 1930s.

The Human Side of Money

Economic anthropologists focus on the human side of money when they see us now and in the past, as individuals, as families, and as one world.

Where People Prefer Non-Cash Transactions

Whether you depend on cash or non-cash transactions can depend on whether you are young or old and the country where you live.

Where People Save A Lot

For many different reasons, the savings rate for our nation and the cash we stash under our mattress can vary considerably.

A Virtual Version of Conspicuous Consumption

Doing little to help us win games, our video game shopping for outfits and dance moves creates some conspicuous consumption.

Why We Want Women On Our Money

About more than money, our currency images of Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill relate to gender, race, and our expectations.

The $4 Trillion Question

Although quantitative easing flooded the banking system with trillions of dollars, we are still debating how much it lifted the economy.

Why Your Inflation Rate is Different From Mine

Although the BLS reports the CPI (Consumer Price Index) inflation rate each month, our own household could see different price changes.

Banking on Marijuana

Reflected by duffle bags filled with cash, marijuana’s financial services problems demonstrate why we need banks and other financial intermediaries.

The Countries That Love Cash

High for the Swiss and low in Portugal, the average amount of money that we keep in our wallets for cash payments varies from country to country.