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Pretty Boy Floyd – Craziest Bank Robber

It’s September 16, 1925, and a handsome-looking fella walks into the Tower Grove Bank in St. Louis with two other men. The man suddenly whips back his suit jacket and produces his beloved Thompson sub-machine gun. “Everyone get down on the floor, this is a bank robbery,” the man shouts, just as his two accomplices …

Why You Will Be Poorer Than Past Generations

Why You Will Be Poorer Than Past Generations

It was once easy for people to live within their means. Our parents and grandparents may have earned a low income by today’s standards, but they were able to buy a lot more with it than many people can buy with their income today. In a 2016 article, Guardian finance editor Patrick Collinson shares some …

The (Secret) City of London, Part 2: Government

The (Secret) City of London, Part 2: Government

The City of London is a unique place — it’s the city in a city (in a country in a country) that runs its government with perhaps the most complicated elections in the world involving medieval guilds, modern corporations, mandatory titles and fancy hats, all of which are connected in this horrifying org chart. Why …

The (Secret) City of London, Part 1: History

The (Secret) City of London, Part 1: History

# The (Secret) City of London — Part 1 The Great City of London, known for its historical landmarks, modern skyscrapers, ancient markets and famous bridges. It’s arguably the financial capital of the world and home to over eleven *thousand* people. Wait, what? Eleven… thousand? That’s right: but the City of London is a different …