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How Culture Influences Finance

“We become what we behold. We shape our tools and then our tools shape us” — John Culkin Financial structures tend to feel hereditary and enduring, but in reality, they’re very susceptible to cultural forces. Culture shapes everything from the video games we play, to the social norms we enforce, even the conversations we share on…

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What do Culture, Marketing and Socialism All Have in Common? Investing.

The long history of investing dates back to ancient Mesopotamia, and the Mediterranean is credited as being the “cradle” of the stock market. Hammurabi’s Code was the first set of comprehensive rules for finance; they described a modern day safety deposit box, banking, the concept of equity and the legal structure for investing. Perhaps more importantly, Hammurabi’s…

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