Where September 7th Is Bitcoin Day

By adopting Bitcoin as legal tender, El Salvador will be the first nation to say that the cryptocurrency is a national currency.

Why Virgin Galactic Could Remind Us of J.P. Morgan

Debating billionaire power, we can compare J.P. Morgan in 1907 to the impact of Jeff Bezos, Richard Branson, and Elon Musk on space travel.

What the Fed’s Dot Plot Tells Us

We can get some insight about the June 2021 Federal Reserve decisions when we look at the dot plot that displays what officials forecast.

What Can We Learn From Japan?

Looking back at the Japanese economy and ahead at the United States, we can ask if we will have similar fiscal and monetary results.

How the U.S. Mint and a Breath Mint Are Causing Coin Shortages

Hershey’s Breath Saver mints and the U.S. Mint have both contributed to the coin shortages problems that the Federal Reserve is trying to solve.

The Federal Reserve’s Three Buckets

When we use three buckets, the complexities of the Federal Reserve’s pandemic monetary policy can be simple to understand.

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.

What We Can Learn From a Happiness Curve

Whether looking at great apes or humans, there is evidence that all of us experience a dip in our happiness curves at a similar stage of the life cycle.

Why Venezuelans Might Launder (In a Washing Machine) Their Dollars

The U.S. dollar is a handy backup when a country’s currency loses its value. After Zimbabwe’s hyperinflation hit its peak (or its nadir) in 2009, they used U.S. dollars but didn’t have enough. So, when the cash got too gray…

When Does Cash Matter?

Looking at the economic impact of India’s 2016 demonetization of large denomination rupees, researchers concluded that cash still matters.