If I Reacted to Other People’s Careers the Way They React to Me Becoming a Mathematician

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That was good!

Here's some practical math that will literally blow your mind, but not in a good way.

http://www.zerohedge...-and-charge-you-save**In "Paranormal" Europe, Banks Will Pay You To Borrow, And Charge You To Save**

http://www.nytimes.c...id=tw-share&_r=1**In Europe, Bond Yields and Interest Rates Go Through the Looking Glass**

At first, Eva Christiansen barely noticed the number. Her bank called to say that Ms. Christiansen, a 36-year-old entrepreneur here, had been approved for a small-business loan. She whooped. She danced. A friend took pictures.

“I think I was so happy I got the loan, I didn’t hear everything he said,” she recalled.

And then she was told again about her interest rate. It was -0.0172 percent — less than zero. While there would be fees to pay, the bank would also pay interest to her. It was just a little over $1 a month, but still.

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Last month, Ida Mottelson, a 27-year-old student, received an email from her bank telling her that it would start charging her one-half of 1 percent to hold her money.

If you have 200 apples, and give them to me to hold for you, how many apples for you do I have? 199 of course!