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Heber & Caroline - A Love Story - Letter Thirteen 7/27/1924

When our mother passed away I was going through her things and found a stack of letters written by my maternal grandfather Heber to my maternal grandmother Caroline (aka Carrie). 360 more words


China Crash Continues

China’s Shenzhen stock market is down over 30%. This bubble burst has a lot in common with other market bubbles: a rapid rise, a surge of retail investors, buying with borrowed money. 113 more words


Unifying Strokes: "Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo in Detroit”

The Detroit Institute of Arts is exhibiting “Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo in Detroit” from March 15 to July 12. The exhibit contains some of Kahlo’s and Rivera’s most spectacular work. 481 more words


Mises's Unwitting Affirmation of the Hawtrey-Cassel Explanation of the Great Depression

In looking up some sources for my previous post on the gold-exchange standard, I checked, as I like to do from time to time, my old copy of… 2,250 more words

Gold Standard




Movie theaters haven’t always been saturated with the tempting smell of salt and butter.

During 1920’s, when the first movie theatre opened, the idea of eating a food so disturbing in term of acoustic noise was quite inconceivable. 56 more words


How the mafia crushed it during the Great Depression

Many people are aware that the mob made a fortune in illegal alcohol due to Prohibition in the Roaring ’20s.

But most aren’t aware of how they made their greatest profits during the Great Depression: They became loan sharks. 919 more words