Friday January 10, 2014
Bills. Dough. Cheddar – whatever you like to call it, currency in the United States has been around since the late 1700s. We work for it. We spend it. Some people save it, while most of us wish to have more of it. But how much do you really know about that green piece of paper in your wallet? Here are some of the most interesting tidbits about American currency ...
Monday December 16, 2013
Thanks to the Pirates of the Caribbean movies, pirates today are seen as cool, rum drinking, peg legged, romantic scoundrels. In reality, pirates were free men and women who lived lives of autonomy and adventure. They directed their ships where they wished and stayed at tropical islands for as long as they wanted.
In a world of rules and regulations, pirates sought independence and freedom from the powers that be. The Golden Age of Piracy reigned between 1650 to 1725, when rules that regulated the life of ordinary people were much stricter than the ones we face today. Back in the 17th and 18th centuries, there was only one way out of a peasant's life of starvation. The dream of unimaginable wealth and freedom was found in a life of piracy.