Posts Tagged ‘fiat money’

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    Printing Money: Canada’s Hundred Dollar Bill Problem

    Jan 5, 13 • 340 Views • Economic Humor, Financial Markets, Government, Money and Monetary PolicyNo Comments

    Does the Canadian $100 bill melt? During November 2011, Canada started circulating state-of-the-art polymer $100 bills. Very tough to counterfeit and unusually resilient, plastic-based currency is supposed to be far better than the traditional paper (made

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    Look For the Silver Lining

    May 4, 11 • 205 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