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Have you ever wondered why U.S. money is green? Yulia Grigoryeva/Shutterstock.com

Why is money green?

The color of American money goes back to the British colonies.
Togolese fabric markets are increasingly stocked with low-cost Chinese reproductions. Koko Masseme

West Africans ditch Dutch wax prints for Chinese ‘real-fakes

Togolese consumers are increasingly choosing Chinese replicas over 'authentic' Dutch wax prints. Their choice raises fundamental questions about the notion of intellectual property.

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