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. 17 days ago
Floating trash island spotted in Caribbean Sea

Floating trash island spotted in Caribbean Sea

A floating island of trash has been discovered in the Caribbean Sea off the coast of Honduras. The island is made up from plastic waste. Divers spotted the trash when they were searching for an underwater island that was still unspoiled by humans, but the trash was covering the site. 17 days ago
Manmohan Singh

In Gujarat, Manmohan Singh calls demonetisation a disaster

"Does questioning the Goods and Services Tax (GST ) and demonetisation make one a tax evader? This attitude of suspecting everyone to be thief or anti-national is damaging to democratic discourse," the former PM said. 17 days ago