Interesting links for today:
World Paper Money Gallery – View banknotes from nearly every country in the world
The numeric keypads on London ATMs are as bacteria-contaminated as the seats of public restrooms, Cash machines ‘as dirty as toilets’ (Telegraph – Experts took swabs from the numeric key pads on a string of city centre ATMs around England which are used by thousands of shoppers every day. They then took similar swabs from the seats of nearby public lavatories and compared the bacteria under microscopes in a lab. Results weren’t pleasant.
How the Recession Changed Us (The Atlantic) – Infographic
As Banks Raise Fees, You Have Options (Ron Lieber, NYT) – “We don’t want to raise fees on our customers,” a [Chase] spokesman said. “But unfortunately, regulation is forcing us to do it. And as a result, some customers may end up unbanked.” This statement is striking for a number of reasons, and the eye-popping earnings the bank announced on Friday don’t exactly make the company more worthy of sympathy…
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- Best of the Web2013.06.03Victor Niederhoffer after he lost everything in the 1997 Asian Crisis