Money Clues

This week, The Browser looks back at some of our favourite selections from the year gone by.

What If Money Expired?

Jacob Baynham | Noema | 14th November 2023

On the work of late 19C German economist Silvio Gesell, who proposed that money should decay over time. The nature of money should better reflect the goods for which it is exchanged, he argued. If crops decay, so should the currency that buys them. Alongside this, private ownership of land would be abolished. He believed that this would bring "natural selection" into the economy (5,060 words)

The Most Cryptic Clues Ever Written

Jack Shepherd | On Words And Up Words | 3rd December 2023

If you are a fan of Browser cryptic crosswords, then all your Christmases have come at once with this anthology of classic cryptic clues. Two of them are from the late and legendary Araucaria, including what must surely remain the most concise and cryptic clue of all time, consisting of a solitary punctuation mark: "? (1,6,3,1,4)". The answer: I haven't got a clue (1,000 words)

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