Posts Tagged ‘coin’

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    A Cashless Payoff

    Dec 14, 11 • 156 Views • Demand, Supply, and Markets, Economic Debates, Financial Markets, Households, Innovation, Money and Monetary Policy, Thinking EconomicallyNo 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....

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    Look For the Silver Lining

    May 4, 11 • 135 Views • Businesses, Demand, Supply, and Markets, Households, Thinking EconomicallyNo 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...

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    A Plastic Penny?

    May 12, 10 • 132 Views • Government, Money and Monetary PolicyNo 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...