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Peter Minuit purchased Manhattan Island from a group of local Indians for sixty guilders worth of goods, or as the nineteenth-century historian Edmund O'Callaghan calculated it, twenty-four dollars.

If they had invested it in the stock market, or just put the money in the bank, the Indians could probably have bought Manhattan several times over today. ;)

Peak oil is not an energy crisis. It is a liquid fuel crisis.
by Starvid on Wed May 9th, 2007 at 05:07:08 PM EST

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