Is Alimony Fair? Anti-Silver Cartoon

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“FREE SILVER IN CHICAGO.
Divorcee–Allow me to thank you, judge, for this decree, but I notice you allow me only $10 a week alimony. That will purchase only as much as $5 would on the old basis and I’m afraid I can hardly meet my expenses.
Judge–I’m very sorry, madam, but as your late husband’s salary is only $30 a week, just what it was before prices doubled, I do not see how I can allow you any more with justice. His income is worth only $15 a week on the present basis.”

St. Paul Pioneer Press, 11 September 1896

Spitballs, Spray Guns and Stock Brokers–When Working On Wall Street Was Wacky

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http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-04-01/how-traders-pranks-were-once-routine-on-u-s-exchanges.html

This post goes out to Terry who judging by his about page is a true Jack-of-all-trades at http://araneus1.wordpress.com/about/

He has three blogs and some very cute dogs.

Thanks for taking the time to explain a bit of the market to me!