Posts Tagged ‘coin’

  • everyday economics and the design of money, its texture and its denominations all create spending incentives.

    What Money Should Look Like

    Jul 16, 15 • 195 Views • No Comments

    The currency part of a money supply needs three basic characteristics that relate to value and also usually a design that reflects a national identity......  [read more]

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    A Cashless Payoff

    Dec 14, 11 • 617 Views • No Comments

    Paying with a phone swipe makes Starbucks lines move faster. Less time in line means more productivity and society benefits. So, should we accelerate our movement toward a cashless society? Imagine having no currency. No wallets necessary? A useless U.S.......  [read more]

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    Look For the Silver Lining

    May 4, 11 • 441 Views • No Comments

    You might want to decide whether to set the table with Granny’s silver, sell it, or melt it. To see why, you just need to look at a graph of the price of silver. Representing a 162% increase between January and now, the line is almost vertical. When......  [read more]

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    A Plastic Penny?

    May 12, 10 • 547 Views • No Comments

    How do you feel about the penny and the nickel? If you care about the federal budget, you might want to mint them more inexpensively. But, if you own a laundromat, you disagree.    Pennies are actually copper coated pieces of zinc while nickels are......  [read more]