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Economics

Curious about capitalism, the monetary system or white collar crime? Check out these articles. The Economics Channel defines and explores economic terms and controversies.

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How does a counterfeit detector pen work?

Counterfeit detector pens use special chemicals to spot a fake. How do they do it?

How much gold is there in the world?

How much would all the money in the world weigh and how much would it be worth? Find out what "all the money in the world" really means.

If all the money in the U.S. only totals $6 trillion how can the New York Stock Exchange have stocks valued at $15 trillion?

Ever wondered why the stock exchange is valued at 15 trillion dollars, while the amount of money in the U.S. is only 6 trillion? Learn why the stock exchange can be valued higher than a nation's total financial value.

How does a dollar bill changer work?

Have you ever wondered how a dollar bill changer converts your bills to change? Learn how a dollar bill changer works.

Why doesn't paper money disintegrate when it gets washed in the washing machine?

Why doesn't washing paper money cause it to disintegrate? Learn how paper bills are made to withstand excessive use (or misuse!).

How Philanthropy Works

Philanthropy has a whole new meaning in modern times. There are huge organizations dedicated to charity; there are gifts that are tax-deductible; there's a lot of fraud. Learn all about philanthropy.

How E-commerce Works

E-commerce has exploded in the last 10 years. Find out how e-commerce works and how you can harness the potential of e-commerce, from affiliate programs to CPC links.

Can you tell if a stock is about to rebound?

Is that stock that's been lingering price-wise in the basement a good deal or just likely to down even lower? Can you tell whether a stock's price is going to go up or down without being psychic?

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