Christmas is supposed to be a time of happiness, where we all share and celebrate, each of us throughout the year probably want it to be December because believe it or not it is a time when people change and are much nicer than normal.
Poverty at Christmas:
Unfortunately not all of us have the capacity to buy gifts or things to give our loved ones, though many say that Christmas is not a time to be materialistic, this time of year the market and the economy moves more and not having enough financial capacity to give even a little something to a child or sister is really sad.
Consider for a moment, how many families in Colombia do not have enough to enjoy a decent Christmas?, Have you ever thought about these families?, Did you ever support them?
The answers in most cases will be no, and I am not trying to say that we must give absolutely everything to help these families, but anything worths even if you say that actually you don’t have money even for yourself, I’m sure there is something you can do.
El día viernes el gobierno venezolano anunció un aumento de la tasa cambiaria y la coexistencia de dos tipos de cambios que se aplicarán a determinados sectores.
El tipo de cambio que sufre la menor suba y que se sitúa en 2,60 B/US$ regirá para los sectores vinculados a la: alimentación, salud, ciencia y tecnología, remesas, servicios diplomáticos acreditados en el país, jubilados y pensionados y otros casos específicos.
Un tipo de cambio marcadamente mayor llamado dólar petrolero cuyo valor es de 4,30 B/US$ regirá para: la producción automotriz, el comercio, las telecomunicaciones, los químicos, la metalurgia, los textiles, las construcciones, productos como tabaco y bebidas, entre otros.
Otra medida que se anunció conjuntamente con esta es que tanto el Banco Central como el Gobierno de Venezuela intervendrán el mercado cambiario para impedir movimientos especulativos de divisas.
Las críticas a esta medida no se hicieron esperar. El economista Orlando Ochoa en una entrevista a un medio local aseguró que los efectos sobre la inflación serán nefastos y que el ciudadano común será quien se vea más perjudicado. Desde la oposición se denuncia que lo que busca el gobierno con esta ley es tener mayor dinero disponible para utilizarlo en las próximas elecciones parlamentarias.
After what happened, the Goldsmith began increasing the number of people entering their gold to be converted into cash, as good entrepreneurs, the idea of having in his hands the possible creation of money was really impressive.
The villagers just introduced their money to this “savings account” and then withdrew their check or bill which was valid when negotiating.
The business of banks, working with others’ money:
Goldsmith did not leave behind his begins with the loans, thus having much money in their safes, he continuated with the business, exploiting the fact that he created the money for people, which backed him with gold that people also gave him.
As noted by the naked eye, it was all a vicious circle where the banker always came out ahead, and poor villagers work with “fake” money, which helped to support Goldsmith with his gold.
The begining of the banks was like that, working with money backed by gold, where the peasant robbed himself and was not even aware, surely if you’re reading this whole story until here you may be thinking “how fools they are :D”, but I tell you that we are even more stupid today.
Continuation: Interest for savers and borrowers