Measuring Misery: The Dollar & New FED Chair Janet Yellen

Did you realize that if you have a dollar bill in your pocket, you actually have a fairly reliable standard of measurement? You see the long side of a dollar bill laid flat on a surface, measures exactly six inches long. Practically speaking, this means that if you have a dollar in your pocket you have a very reliable six-inch ruler at your disposal. Regrettably, what you don’t have at your disposal is a dollar. You see, as a standard of linear measurement, the dollar bill might Read more […]

Millions US Dollars ‘At Risk Of Waste, Fraud, Abuse’

If you’ve ever wondered if US aid to other countries is used the way it’s intended to be used, wonder no further.  It seems that once the money has been handed over that it’s anyone’s guess who gets it and what it’s really used for.  A good example is the millions of dollars sent to help health programs in Afghanistan. In a recent report by the Office of the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR), millions of US dollars intended for Afghan health programs Read more […]