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The Move to Electric Vehicles (EV)

Friday, October 30, 2020

As scientists and world leaders become more informed about climate change, the world has adjusted the way it buys cars. Chances are your next car will be more environmentally friendly. More

What's In a Bitcoin?

Wednesday, February 07, 2018

Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency that can be used to buy and sell goods and services anonymously, without the involvement of a bank or government. Transactions are tracked by a network of independent computers using blockchain technology. Recently, bitcoin has received much press, not because of its use as a currency, but because its value appreciated over 20,000% in 2017. What is the underlying reason for the appreciation of bitcoin? More

Sunderland England - Adapting to the Economy

Thursday, October 19, 2017

What is the “raison d’être” of your home town? It probably relates to its economy. I love economic history, particularly for small towns. How much has the economic history of your community affected your life. I bet the influence is significant. Cities change. They thrive if they take advantage of economic trends, but suffer when they fail to adapt. Our British contributor writes of how the economy has affected her town, Sunderland England. More

16 Items that Have Been Replaced by Your iPhone

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Earlier this month, Apple released its iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. Smartphones in general are not cheap, but the iPhone 8 retails for $699 and the iPhone 8 Plus comes in at $799. I have heard many of my friends debating over whether or not it’s worth such a high price tag. While those prices seem extremely steep at first glance, I began thinking about all of the items that our smartphones have replaced. As all of these things are added up, it makes the price surprisingly more reasonable. More

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