A Little Taste Of What Capitalism Is Like When It Has No Limits

The history of bananas coming from Central America is rife with stories like these, especially during a time when monopolies were standard and there really were no limits on what companies could get away with. The business was brutal.

A Little Taste Of What Capitalism Is Like When It Has No Limits

Note: "Company scrip" means they paid workers in fake money that was worth far less than real money. It was a frequent practice of monopolies and "company towns" back in the day.

Need a mood boost to help you sail through the weekend? Here are 10 moments that brought joy to our hearts and a smile to our faces this week. Enjoy!

1. How much does this sweet little boy adore his baby sister? So darn much.

Oh, to be loved with this much enthusiasm! The sheer adoration on his face. What a lucky little sister.

2. Teens raise thousands for their senior trip, then donate it to their community instead.

When it came time for Islesboro Central School's Class of 2021 to pick the destination for their senior class trip, the students began eyeing a trip to Greece or maybe even South Korea. But in the end, they decided to donate $5,000 they'd raised for the trip to help out their community members struggling in the wake of the pandemic instead.

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