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Using History – Analyzing Luxury Homes, the New American Aristocracy, and Greenland’s Ice

Today I bring you three articles showing the use of history in relation to the economy. Yep, even Greenland’s ice has a tie between history and the economy. The FastCo Design article “The hidden cost of our obsession with luxury living” shows how our expectations regarding the size of our homes have changed over time, with bigger now equaling better. However, this increase in home size has had real effects on society and the economy.…

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