They've found a huge pile of diamonds in Russia. Actually, they found it long ago but kept it secret. This is one of several reasons why you don't want a gold standard -- someone could discover a huge supply of it somewhere and instantly de-value every ounce you already have.
North Korea is a good candidate for the biggest gun-buyback program in history
The facts on North Korea
Better than raising the minimum wage: Expanding the Earned Income Tax Credit. Raising the minimum wage will almost undoubtedly create unintended consequences -- ones that could make future workers poorer, and leave more out of work.
Who earns the minimum wage
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