Monthly Archives: April 2007

Effect of World War I on Europe

A question from Yahoo! Answers: What effects did World War I have on Europe? In a nutshell, WWI laid Europe to waste. In many respects, the damage done to the European economy during WWI was worse than that inflicted by … Continue reading

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Is the U.S. going to fall?

A question from Yahoo! Answers: Do yall thing the US is going to fall, if it is when why and how? If the U.S. ever falls, it will probably happen much the same way as the fall of Rome did; … Continue reading

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JFK and World War I

A question from Yahoo! Answers: What does John F. Kennedy have to do with World War one? Please help me figure out how J. F. Kennedy was related to World War one. I’m doing an article report during the time … Continue reading

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Banks and stock exchanges: where first?

A question from Yahoo! Answers: Which is the first country that establish stock exchange and bank? Banks (or at least bankers) existed for as long as money did. There are actually books written about banking practices in ancient Mesopotamia (see, … Continue reading

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Who built the levees in Sacramento?

A question from Yahoo! Answers: What labor force was used to build the levees by Sacramento? Was it Chinese immigrants forced into labor? Isn’t it true that to accomplish some big engineering feat, some source of cheap labor is ALWAYS … Continue reading

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Finding hot new niches?

A question from misc.entrepreneurs.moderated: I read with envy the story of Dineh Mohajer and her company, Hard Candy. … Anybody know of any other similar stories of unexploited niches that blew up huge, or was this just a one-in-a-million opportunity … Continue reading

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Chile: The Empire Strikes Back

From Institutional Investor Chile: The Empire Strikes Back 10 Apr 2007 Jonathan Kandell The much-maligned private pension funds of Chile have salvaged their reputation at last. Though still under attack for not living fully up to their promise, the funds … Continue reading

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