Posts Tagged ‘money supply’

  • Money Supply: A Cash Mystery

    Jul 10, 13 • 241 Views • No Comments

    While the demand for cash is up… We are using it less to pay for things… So, what are people doing with their cash? (Hint: Compare the total currency in circulation to denominations up to $50.) Our clue is the soaring demand for $100 bills....  [read more]

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    The Money Supply: Gold Matters

    Apr 20, 13 • 217 Views • No Comments

    In its basement, the NY Fed has a vault. A very safe place for countries or central banks or international organizations to store their gold, a shared home also makes it easy for countries to transfer bars from their pile to someone else’s when they...  [read more]

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    A Cashless Payoff

    Dec 14, 11 • 389 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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    89.7 Sextillion Percent Inflation

    May 12, 11 • 333 Views • No Comments

    Imagine a country where supermarket employees have to raise their prices several times a day, maybe by placing one price sticker on top of the old one. Describing Brazilian inflation during the early 1990s, one woman said she raced to food markets to see if...  [read more]

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    A Different Kind of Currency Crisis

    Dec 12, 10 • 293 Views • No Comments

    Our story begins with the United States announcing that it would be issuing a state-of-the-art new $100 bill. Designed to thwart counterfeiters, the new bill has 3-D interactive features. Move the bill and certain shapes and colors shift. The bill, though,...  [read more]