The Genetic Component of Poverty

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Identical twins share virtually 100% of their deoxyribonucleic acid and fraternal twins share 50% of their deoxyribonucleic acid making both types of twin ideal candidates for studies involving genetics and epigenetics to screen for factors for issues like social inequality and poverty with studies designed to research if social factors are due solely to the environment or if genetics play any role. Recent studies have demonstrated that in an economic climate of poverty, genes play almost no role whatsoever, however in a financial state of middle class or higher, genes play a formidable role, and in an income bracket of the top tier of society, genes seem to play a substantial role, being one of the key primary driving factors behind most financial decisions made by a person

British Penny

British-pennies

Neither the United States of America nor Canada have ever manufactured a penny. The term “penny” is a British invention derived from the term “pence” and refers to a “coin used before 1971 which is worth one twelfth of a shilling”. When the United States seceded from Britain, they created the term “cent”, which refers to a “unit of currency which is 1% of $1.00

Coin Ridges

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In the early age of coin currency, after coins were struck, opportunistic people would excise small pieces from the edge of the coin. After doing so over and over, these people would eventually amalgamate large quantities of silver. It was such a large problem that the British government became involved in an attempt to put an end to it. Sir Isaac Newton is credited with inventing the the ridged coin as a solution, which is why to this day coins have ridges. The British government soon after made it law that if any of the ridges were missing from any coin, the coin was no longer constituted as legal tendered currency. This solution stopped the practice of coin excision all together