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Cash is pretty convenient. Dilok Klaisataporn/EyeEm via Getty Images

Why does money exist?

Paying for the stuff you want with currency is way easier than relying on chairs you made or chickens you raised.
The Bank of Canada announced a 0.5 per cent interest rate increase on April 13, 2022, in a move to quell Canada’s high inflation. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Why we can’t just ‘stop printing money’ to get inflation down

While central banks did help mitigate a COVID-induced recession, they don’t have the power to solve our inflation problem.
Over 50 per cent of working Americans continue to be dissatisfied with their ‘unjust’ incomes. They say it isn’t sufficient to meet their family expenses. (Shutterstock)

Show me the money: Employees not only want better pay, they want status

Many Americans regularly report that they don’t make enough to support their families. Status plays a role — while money can’t buy happiness, it can bring status, which can lead to happiness.
Some Bitcoin evangelists see the currency as an answer to problems that plague society. mustafa akman/iStock via Getty Images

Why are people calling Bitcoin a religion?

With mantras, a mysterious founder and promises of societal salvation, there are echoes of religious traditions in the cryptocurrency.

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