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‘X’ Marks the Spot Where Inequality Took Root

In 2002, I heard an economist characterizing this figure as containing a valuable economic insight. He wasn’t sure what the insight was. I have my own answer.

The economist talked of the figure as a sort of treasure map, which would lead us to the insight. “X” marks the spot. Dig here.

The graphic below tells three stories.

First, we see two distinct historic periods since World War II. In the first period, workers shared the gains from productivity. In the later period, a generation of workers gained little, even as productivity continued to rise.

Figure 1: The X marks the spot where something happened.

Figure 1: The ‘X’ marks the spot where something happened in the mid-1970’s.

The second message is the very abrupt transition from the post-war historic period to the current one...


He Was Selling Pens on the Street to Survive—Then a Man Snapped a Photo of His Daughter…

Abdul Halim al-Attar is a Syrian refugee who was selling pens in the streets of Beirut in order to make a living for his children

But once a photo of Abdul selling his pens while holding his daughter hit the Internet, it went big-time viral. The picture featured his daughter Reem sleeping on his shoulder as he tried to market his pens to passerbys in the scorching heat. It touched people’s hearts across the globe.

The heartbreaking picture of his little one slumbering on her struggling father was almost too much for people to bear.

Now, thanks to an online crowdfunding campaign set up for him, Abdul has amassed a fund of $191,000. It was an online journalist and web developer in Norway named Gissur Simonarso who saw this man’s plight and decided he wanted to help.

He had no idea tha...


Don’t Dismiss The EU Investigation Into Alleged Gold And Silver Price Fixing | Gold Eagle

Goldbugs are bemused by reports that the European Union competition watchdog is investigating alleged ‘anti-competitive behavior’ by participants in the precious metals market. But anybody who remembers how the EU broke up the cement cartel a couple of decades ago will know that this is a watchdog that has very powerful teeth. It’s fines can bankrupt even very large companies or banks.

Prior evidence

True the goldbugs have watched and waited in the past when various investigations into alleged precious metal price fixing have been launched in the US, UK and Germany. These investigations have quietly concluded that nothing was wrong, despite some very convincing evidence from market watchers and industry experts.

The general view in the gold community is that the central banks themsel...


How To Break Free From Materialism In 3 Distinct Ways

Our society is currently enslaved by a 9-5 alarm clock lifestyle. Pieces of paper control our every move. From the moment we are born, we are indoctrinated by our parents, our school system, the media to think that success is defined by material gain.

Happiness, contentment and relationships are secondary to income. Because our culture values material success the most, we currently live in a world that is enslaved to the dollar.

Slavery is when your work is no longer an opportunity for economic advancement but is instead an act of mere self-preservation.

Most people are owned by their material pursuits, and spend their entire lives trying to pay off debt they earned from purchases and bills that have piled up over the years.

If you are reading this, there is a good chance you work a 9-5 jo...


Antara Rahmah Muamalah dan Monopoli Riba

RM35 Awam | RM20 Pelajar

24 Mei 2015 | 2 pm – 4 pm | Qaiser Darussalam Bookstore & Islamic Academy

Alhamdulillah! Buat julung kalinya, Koperasi Az Zahabi Selangor akan mengadakan satu majlis ilmu yang akan membincangkan pelbagai isu berkaitan dengan apa yang kita sedang hadapi kini.

Kita akan gabungkan pakar-pakar kewangan Islam daripada Malaysia dan Singapura bersama-sama seorang Ustaz dalam bab fekah muamalah, agar perkongsian ini lebih holistik dan dapat diaplikasikan di dalam kehidupan seharian insyaAllah.


Scuba Divers Discover Buried Treasure

Amateur scuba divers have found an enormous cache of gold coins off the Israeli coast

It’s an age-old plot device from a scuba diving-related story: amateur divers accidentally stumble across treasure on the bottom of the ocean while out diving, and drama ensues. But of course, that sort of thing wouldn’t happen in real life — or would it?

Amateur divers discovered nearly 2,000 gold coins near Caesarea off of Israel’s Mediterranean coast

There may not be any dramatic boat chases or seedy black-market bosses, but life did imitate art this week when a group of amateur divers discovered nearly 2,000 gold coins near Caesarea off of Israel’s Mediterranean coast.

The coins are estimated to date back some 900 years, from the time of the Fatimid Caliphate...


Mengapa Saudi Arabia Tidak Pakai Dinar Dirham


Sufyan al Jawi – Numismatik Indonesia

Banyak yang suka bertanya: mengapa Pemerintah Saudi Arabia memakai uang riyal kertas, dan bukan Dinar dan Dirham? Ini sebagian jawabannya.

Untuk menjawab pertanyaan mengapa Saudi Arabia memakai uang kertas riyal, dan bukan Dinar emas dan Dirham perak, kita perlu mengetahui posisi kerajaan ini. Pada mulanya wilayah Hijaz adalah bagian dari Daulah Utsmaniah yang, tentu saja, menggunakan Dinar emas dan Dirham perak sebagai mata uangnya. Pada pertengahan abad ke-18, sebuah amirat lokal, dipimpin oleh amirnya, Muhammad ibn Sa’ud (meninggal 1765), menguasai suatu desa yang kering dan miskin, Dariyah...


Bagaimana cara menggunakan unit-unit emas?

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Mengapa unit-unit emas disimpan oleh Koperasi?

Antara matlamat Koperasi adalah untuk menyediakan pelbagai saluran untuk anda menggunakan unit-unit emas anda, maka tidak perlu lagi dicairkan unit-unit emas anda kembali ke Ringgit …


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Menyediakan kemudahan menyimpan harta anda dalam bentuk 0.1 gram unit-unit emas …