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The Economics Of Beard Popularity In The US

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We bet you can name five bearded men off the top of your head—maybe even ten? Beards are perhaps at peak popularity in the United States, but this facial hair trend isn't new. In fact, it may be closely tied to trends in economics. In the following video, discover how beards are associated with capitalism. Then, learn more about their historical significance.

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