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How the British royal family makes money

There’s no question that the British royal family is wealthy. Look at their homes,  their transportation Their weddings. Their jet-setting — They live the lifestyles of the richest people on earth. So, when Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced they wanted a new financial relationship with the monarchy… …it opened up questions about how the […]

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The $3.7 Trillion Corporate Debt Question | WSJ

– This chart looks at investment-grade corporate debt or debt that ratings firms consider pretty safe. There’s a lot of it out there right now. Over the past decade, companies borrowed more and more as interest rates hovered near zero. Now, analysts are concerned. That’s because about half of that debt or $3.7 trillion is […]

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All student debt in the US, visualized

And the US feared that they were falling behind. One of our greatest and most glaring deficiencies is the… America newsreels like this one stoked anxieties that the country was wasting its intellectual talents. So in 1958, President Eisenhower signed a bill that let college students borrow up to $1,000 a year from the federal […]

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Stop freaking out about the debt

The United States’ national debt is $12.5 trillion. So lot’s of people are freaked out. But how big is that really? National income, the total value of everything the U.S. makes each year, is also huge. And all that misses the most important point: the U.S. government can never run out of dollars. Unlike you, […]

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UNO Home Loans

Buying a home is possibly one of the biggest financial decisions you’ll ever make. So when we learned that more than 1 in 3 home owners aren’t confident they got the best deal possible on their home loan, we decided, that had to change. That’s why at uno – the digital mortgage service that’s Australia’s […]

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UNO.loans – Broker a better home loan yourself

If you’re looking to buy a home or refinance, choosing the right loan can be extremely time consuming and complex. That’s why most people turn to a mortgage broker for help. But sometimes, you can’t help but wonder…is this person giving me advice or just a sales pitch? That’s why we created UNO, the website […]

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Why Tucker Carlson pretends to hate elites

Tucker Carlson likes to brand himself as a real man of the people. Politicians, big business, the media, they are all on the same side. Taking on the liberal elite. Now Democrats have become the party of the elite professional class. And standing up for everyday Americans It’s not a left right thing. It’s a […]

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Why Australia keeps changing prime ministers | Politics Explained

Remember this guy? He left office in 2007, and he’s the last Australian leader to serve an entire term without a leadership challenge or a call for an early election. That means no prime minister has served a full term for more than a decade. Julia Gillard toppled Kevin Rudd, who returned the favour three […]

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Why Chinese Manufacturing Wins

At the end of the first millennium, around 1000 AD, China was definitively the most powerful country in the world. More than a third of the world lived within its borders, it’s technology was the most advanced in existence, and its economy accounted for an astronomical 50% of the worlds GDP. The west paled in […]

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Big Plane vs Little Plane (The Economics of Long-Haul Flights)

If you’ve been alive for the past ten years, you’ve surely heard of two planes: the Airbus a380 and Boeing 787 Dreamliner. These two planes have dominated news cycles worldwide because they’re both intensely innovative—the a380 is the largest passenger plane to have ever existed, while the Dreamliner is one of the most efficient and […]

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