Two dozen people, from a JP Morgan banker to a sex-worker, offer their opinions on how to best invest one single dollar.
Many of the answers didn't resonate for me, but the idea of putting it into the right charity's box (social worker), of giving it to a busker (living statue), of using it to tip a barista at a cafe you frequent (musician), to buy a quality newspaper (risk associate), or burning it (publicly traded person) all rang true for me, as did this craphound's answer:
I often find the perfect specifications or details from a Goodwill item for $1, and can reference it for years in my designs. In the same way a simple object can tell a story and inspire day-to-day life, postcards or trinkets are not trash if they inspire you.
—Emily Bryngelson, Fashion designer, Brooklyn, NY
Bang for Your Buck [Melissa Batchelor Warnke/Morning News]
(Image: Dollar Heart, Chris Palmer, CC-BY-SA)
US election law makes it a crime to knowingly solicit campaign funds from foreign nationals who do not have permanent residence in the USA.
Dip your dollar into liquid anhydrous ammonia, dry it, and repeat. The surface tension of the boiling and evaporating ammonia shrinks the bill. Caveat: It could prove difficult to use a mini-dollar and mutilating a bill may even be illegal. (Applied Science via Weird Universe)
Vanity Fair breaks down the individual incomes of people who work on a major Hollywood blockbuster. Assuming a budget of $200m, the breakdown is approximate but based upon average union rates and published figures. [YouTube]
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