Communist countries unusual relationship with money

Communist countries unusual relationship with money

Today marks 100 years since the first communist government was formed. The Bolsheviks over threw the the Tsar autocracy in Russia which led the way to rise of the Soviet Union. The beginning of modern communism paved the way for several other countries attempt at creating a truly socialist state based on a classless society.However its success is questionable, this may be because of communist states unusual relationship with money.In a ideal communist society money would be removed, as no one works for profit, only for what is required. On one hand communist states have attempted to show money as meaningless, on the other it and amp;#39;s use as a tool to spread propaganda has been invaluable.Curator of Modern Money at the British Museum, Thomas Hockenhull spoke to IBTimes UK about how this contradiction worked in practice. 12 days ago
Communist countries unusual relationship with money

Communist countries unusual relationship with money

Today marks 100 years since the first communist government was formed. The Bolsheviks over threw the the Tsar autocracy in Russia which led the way to rise of the Soviet Union. The beginning of modern communism paved the way for several other countries attempt at creating a truly socialist state based on a classless society.However its success is questionable, this may be because of communist states unusual relationship with money.In a ideal communist society money would be removed, as no one works for profit, only for what is required. On one hand communist states have attempted to show money as meaningless, on the other it and amp;#39;s use as a tool to spread propaganda has been invaluable.Curator of Modern Money at the British Museum, Thomas Hockenhull spoke to IBTimes UK about how this contradiction worked in practice. 12 days ago
Trump brags in Japan it was not pleasant for nations that underestimated US military

Trump brags in Japan it was not pleasant for nations that underestimated US military

President Donald Trump has once again triggered furious criticism over his insensitive remarks while boasting about the strength of the US military on his first stop during his maiden tour of the Asian-Pacific region as president. During a speech at Yokota Air Base in Fussa, Japan, on 5 November Trump warned countries not to underestimate Americas resolve or prowess. 13 days ago