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Pretty Boy Floyd

I stumbled across an historically questionable movie on the Web late this past summer featuring Pretty Boy Floyd. The movie, “Public Enemies” piqued my interest in unsavory characters. 824 more words

Cultural Highlights

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INILAH.COM, Chicago – Pertumbuhan dan aktivitas Bank Sentral Eropa selain mendorong kenaikan sejumlah saham di Wall Street, ternyata juga mendongkrak harga emas.

Emas berjangka di divisi COMEX New York Mercantile Exchange berakhir naik pada Selasa (22/10) atau Rabu pagi WIB, karena laporan menunjukkan bahwa Bank Sentral Eropa (ECB) akan membeli obligasi korporasi untuk mendukung pertumbuhan. 592 more words

GREAT Depression

Steinbeck's famous quote about Route 66

HIGHWAY 661 is the main migrant road. 66—the long concrete path across the country, waving gently up and down on the map, from Mississippi to Bakersfield—over the red lands and the gray lands, twisting up into the mountains, crossing the Divide and down into the bright and terrible desert, and across the desert to the mountains again, and into the rich California valleys.

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Classics

Wealth is outpacing income...and that's a scary sign

More household wealth in America sounds like good news, but it could also mean economic trouble.

The ratio of wealth to income has hit a recent record, according to Credit Suisse. 382 more words

News

FIRST MEMORIES OF HOME AND FAMILY

Psychologist have written much about memories of early childhood, saying they cannot be trusted.  They claim the adult mind has a difficult time separating what is learned through repeated stories and what is learned from actual personal experience.   936 more words

Community

Dulcie was not a snob

(Dear Reader – As is mentioned in the “About” section, these “Stories a Day” will end on 31st December 2014. However, the total number of stories will come to only 551. 253 more words

Creative Writing

What Really Ended the Great Depression

Source: The Daily Signal, by Stephen Moore, October 18, 2014

“What is history but a fable agreed upon?” as Napoleon once put it, and never has that been more true than the story of the Great Depression and its aftermath. 571 more words

Economy