Poverty Can Alter Your DNA So You’re At Greater Risk For Depression

 Posted by on 2016-06-06 at 22:25  brain, depression, dna, genetics, health, poverty, psychology, Reblog, science  Comments Off on Poverty Can Alter Your DNA So You’re At Greater Risk For Depression
Jun 062016

Being poor is about more than just finances. A growing body of research has shown for awhile that the cycle of poverty is also psychological—and physiological. Having no money makes people stressed, which changes their outlook on life and how they make decisions.

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Jul 302008

I was planning on doing an in depth article about why everything is getting more expensive. It’s a perfect storm of high oil prices, weak US Dollar, high food prices, weak economy and unsustainable wars waged by the United States. Its a fairly complex problem with a very real and simple outcome: Us average folks get screwed. We have to cope with high prices for everything, unemployment, and uncertainty about the future. Instead of doing the long article I was thinking about doing, watch this short video clip from GOOD Magazine about Oil Addiction. It does a decent job of quickly summarizing what is going on in the world to create all of this havoc.

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Money As Debt

 Posted by on 2008-06-03 at 11:53  Economy, News, Politics, Video  1 Response »
Jun 032008

I find that most people do not understand how money and credit work, how it came to be, and why the economy functions as it does. These are basic concepts that aren’t really taught in school. It’s amazing that when you try to explain these things to people, their eyes glaze over and they are not interested, despite the fact that virtually everyone living in a capitalist society has to handle some form of money.

I think most people would be amazed if they found out that banks create money out of “thin air”, most would even disbelieve the concept. Banks create money out of debt. When you go to take a loan from a bank, you are not borrowing on someone else’s savings, the bank is basically printing the money on demand. Our economy survives because people are in debt. If all debt were to be repaid, there would be virtually no money left. It boggles the mind.

The following video “Money As Debt” breaks down how our money system works in simple terms, that is easy for anyone to understand. I believe everyone should watch this video at least once to gain a basic understanding on how the monetary system works, and what it means for you and your family. This video simply lays out “how it is”. Enjoy.
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Jun 132007

Lets face it, you could always use more money. I’ve tried to take a frugal approach to my spending habits. I’m not perfect, but I’m getting better. I’m going to give you some tips on ways to save money. The less money you spend, the less you have to work. None of these tips will make you rich, nor will the results be instant. With a little discipline over time, you can save a hell of a lot of cash. Please feel free to add your money saving tips in the comments section at the end.

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