Ekonoclastia

Economic History of Greed

It is difficult to say what came first: was it greed or was it capital? According to most credited historians, greed lays at the core of the original capital accumulation, dating back to the XVth and XVIth centuries. Even though there is much evidence  that greed is an element shared equally throughout history, my first experience of it dates back to the early 90’s, when I was a child at primary school. Continue reading

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Ekonoclastia

Too much work will kill you

I remember my grandmother giving me a black, patent wallet when I turned seven in 1995. I opened it and a 1,000 lire banknote (the italian currency before the euro took its place) popped out and fell onto the ground. I stared at my grandmother’s face. She pressed the banknote into my hand and said, “It’s no use giving a wallet without any money in it”. Continue reading

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