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The Heavy Economics of Cashing In Your Loose Change

Or: Why Coinstar machines are basically everywhere now

Could a Time-Based Economy Be the Future of Work?

Money is tight, so more people are trading their time to barter for services they can’t afford. Could the ‘time bank revolution’ actually scale?

The Endlessly Shady Economics of the Overdraft Fee

What the fuck is with these horrible charges? And is anything being done about them?

Can Islamic Finance Save the Global Banking System From Itself?

Islamic finance has shifted from small, niche lenders primarily serving religious Muslims into an industry worth more than a trillion dollars