Posts Tagged ‘money supply’

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    89.7 Sextillion Percent Inflation

    May 12, 11 • 205 Views • Developing Economies, Economic History, Government, International Trade and Finance, Money and Monetary PolicyNo 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

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    A Different Kind of Currency Crisis

    Dec 12, 10 • 194 Views • Developing Economies, Money and Monetary PolicyNo 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,

  • Travels of a Dollar

    May 22, 10 • 180 Views • Money and Monetary PolicyNo Comments

    Having just followed the probable travels of a dollar bill at “wheresgeorge,” I’ve been thinking about money. Money is more than coin or paper currency. Because we can easily spend our demand deposits (checking accounts) and savings