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Quick definition

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Sometimes it takes the least amount of words to explain the most difficult of concepts.
Here is how Reuters recently defined a ‘Ponzi scheme’: A Ponzi scheme is one in which early investors are paid with money of new ones.


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December 22, 2010 at 7:49 pm

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Bist Links: All that you wanted to know about Manhattan’s Astor Place Cube

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A photo and an introductory write-up

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December 15, 2010 at 7:08 pm

Death and life

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Back from my morning walk and I came across two neighbours in contrasting moods.
SH was looking sad – he had just heard that his father in Karnataka had passed away, following a heart attack.
KB was beaming from ear to ear and running towards her car – her younger sister had given birth to a girl 10 minutes ago.

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December 1, 2010 at 10:32 pm