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Always Coca-Cola

┬áIn medieval Europe, manufacturers sold durable goods to anonymous consumers in distant markets, this essay argues, by making products with conspicuous characteristics. Examples of these unique, observable traits included cloth of distinctive colors, fabric with unmistakable weaves, and pewter that resonated at a particular pitch. These attributes identified merchandise because consumers could observe them readily, […]

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The daily wages of a mason paid in local currency without board furnished in Massachusetts in 1631: 2 shillings The daily wages of a mason paid in local currency without board furnished in Massachusetts in 1670: 2 shillings Two shillings in both 1631 and 1670 would have been worth approximately $12.00 in 2002 $US.

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