It is common to confuse we’re, were, and where. We’re is a contraction of “we are,” where references location, and were is the plural past tense of “are.” Used in a sentence, it works like this, “we’re where we were.”
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Options contracts represent the right to buy or sell an underlying asset, before an expiration date, once certain price conditions are met.
Mukbang is a fad that started in South Korea where people film or broadcast themselves eating food (often large amounts of food) to create an “eating show.” Mukbang can be thought of as “performance eating.”
In my opinion capitalism works because it is based around the built in incentive of capital. In capitalism, capital itself is an ever-present motivator. Producing capital is rewarded with capital, which inspires more capital to be produced. This is a feedback loop that drives the production of capital and the accumulation of excess capital.
A favorite political term used by the political right to insult the left is “commie,” “communist,” or “socialist.” We look at why right-wingers call left-wingers “commies” and other such terms.
Anyone keeping money in a savings account should consider putting that money in a money market mutual fund, short term bond fund term, or other fund designed to be liquid and price stable.
In the US, a Government Shutdown is when funding isn’t secured to keep parts of the government running.
Did “nothing” in particular just pop the “everything bubble?” I explore that idea and explain what I mean by it.
The Federal Reserve (Fed) has the power to adjust the interest rates that banks charge each other. This impacts rates charged to consumers and businesses. The Fed adjusts rates as a tool to ensure economic stability in the US.
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