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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 …

Death of the American Hobo (Documentary)

Death of the American Hobo (Documentary)

BEN: Your heart’s racing. Obviously, you’re hoping that we wouldn’t get caught. -There’s something about the hobo that has to be recorded in American history. BEN: The whole time we were asking ourselves, what is the story here? What is the story of the hobo? What is a hobo? EMPRESS VAGABOND HOBO LUMP: It’s not …

Why You Wouldn’t Survive In Medieval time

Why You Wouldn’t Survive In Medieval time

Chances are slim that you’ll wake up tomorrow having slipped through a time portal and find yourself now living in a Medieval village. But if that does happen, here are some of the things you can expect. First off, it’s hard being a peasant. Fortunately, you happen not to be a slave, because that status …

Why Some Countries Are Poor and Others Rich

Why Some Countries Are Poor and Others Rich

There are 196 countries in the world. 25 of them are very rich, defined as having an average wealth per person of over $100,000 a year. They are: But far more countries are quite poor, and some – which we’re considering here – are very very poor. These are the 20 poorest countries in the …