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Articles by Will McLennan

Has Bitcoin Turned Into A Ponzi Scheme?

Apple just recently made the unexpected and more or less unannounced decision to pull the Bitcoin wallet app 'Blockchain' from its App Store. This was the last Bitcoin wallet available for iOS devices...

Five Reasons America Should Kill The Penny Right Now

As of 2013, it cost the U.S. Mint 1.99 cents to make a one cent penny. We aren't economists, but that seems like a good way to lose money. Since its invention, money has gone through a lot of changes:...

Why GDP Isn't An Ideal Measurement Of National Wealth

A reality of economics is that whether it is between consumers and vendors, business owners, multinationals, or entire countries, economy exists today in the strict sense of trade and money competitio...

What Is Poverty, And How Can We Fight It?

A recent calculation released by Oxfam found that the richest 85 people in the world have as much wealth as the poorest 50 percent of the population. Not only that, but the richest one percent of the ...

10 Space Projects With Astronomical Price Tags

If you've ever watched Star Wars, Star Trek, or any other futuristic sci-fi adventure, then you've likely been in awe of the impossibly advanced spaceships, warp drives, and giant space stations. But ...

The 5 Biggest Political Scandals Ever

It seems that any of the alleged facts or promises surrounding politics and economics are typically undependable at best. And although that's unfortunate most of the time, when that volatile nature tr...

The 7 Pollinators To Thank For Your Food

Pollination is the unseen, unsung hero of pretty much all life on earth. Not only do plants depend on it for reproduction, we depend on their reproduction for ours. All flowering plants use the pollin...

Five Rules For A Future Filled With Robots

Innovations in advanced robotics and "thinking" computer programs are making sci-fi fans' dreams of autonomous robots more and more likely. With programs like the DARPA Robotics Challenge (DRC) motiva...

The Top Ten Economies of 2030

Since the end of the Cold War, the world has seen an opening up of global markets. As a result of this, state economies have become increasingly interdependent, to the point where it is almost impossi...

Big Pharma's 5 Most Profitable Diseases

Whether you're young or old, male or female, rich or poor; at one time or another, we need some form of healthcare. You might need face wash to clear those blackheads before a big date, or a lipid inh...

10 Rich Nations With Surprising Fertility Rates

Stats on birth rates around the world reveal a dominant trend; lots of money means a lot less babies. This is known in social and economic theory as the 'demographic-economic paradox' - or, if you wil...

Great Life-Improving Inventions of the 2000s

Since 2000, the world has been given huge a number of technologies that make day-to-day life easier. Whether it's a bedside alarm clock that makes your morning coffee, or an invisible bicycle helmet t...