Monthly Archives: April 2018

Gold-Plating Nickels and Passing them Off as $5

My article, A Platinum Coin to Pay Down the Debt, was written with tongue firmly in cheek, but the US Treasury has come up with some real coins almost as ridiculous. Our first example was the two-cent piece, followed by … Continue reading

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Boston Entrepreneur Ships Ice to the Tropics

The practice of harvesting and storing winter ice began in ancient times, all the way back to 1100 BC in China. Alexander the Great is said to have had ice brought from the mountains and buried in insulated pits for … Continue reading

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