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Can banks individually create money out of nothing?

This paper presents the first empirical evidence in the history of banking on the question of whether banks can create money out of nothing.

Princes of Yen

“Princes of the Yen: Central Banks and the Transformation of the Economy” 『円の支配者』reveals how Japanese society was transformed to suit the agenda and desire of powerful interest groups, and how citizens were kept entirely in the dark about this.

Social Capital

"networks together with shared norms, values and understandings that facilitate co-operation within or among groups"

Addis Tea

The three main brands of black tea (Gumaro, Wush Wush and Addis) are prepared in 100 and 50gm packs. Addis Tea is also available in immersible tea bags of 2 gm each and 25 bags in a sachet.

100 Years of manifestos.

Since the days of radical printer-pamphleteers, design and designers have a long history of fighting for what’s right and working to transform society. The rise of the literary form of the manifesto also parallels the rise of modernity and the spread of letterpress printing.

Design for the Real World

Design for the Real World has been translated into twenty-three languages since it first appeared in 1971; it has become the world's most widely read book on design and is a required text in many design and architectural schools.

Our mission is simple. We want to make quality mounts that display and protect the stuff you love. Getting out the door and coming home are parts of the ride that are easy to ignore, but play a big role in how you enjoy your time on the bike.

On the Road with Duke Ellington

This documentary, originally recorded in 1967, shows how Duke Ellington lived as a professional band leader, pianist and composer.


Daveed Goldman and Nobu Adilman (AKA “DaBu”) started Choir! Choir! Choir! as a weekly drop-in singing event in February 2011. Equal parts singing, comedy, and community-building, the night unfolds like a dream: you get a lyric sheet at the door, DaBu teach you the vocal arrangement, and a video is recorded. Everyone has a ball and goes home feeling great!

10 Rules of Writing

Here then are “VS Naipaul’s Rules for Beginners”:

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