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Monetary Policy and Standards
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What is MONEY?

How is it made and valued? What actually makes money(or anything else)have worth?

Can gold and silver(or anything else) be "monetized or de-monetized" at will or whim of fashion?

What brings about the worth of anything? Gold, silver, oil, the Dollar, Yen, Euro, or anythingthing else? Is it only demand and supply?

If the money of our nation is, to the largest extent,backed by the debt of our nation, will wou dollar have on-going worth if we have no(or a greatly reduced)national debt?
Does the phrase "Full Credit and Faith" have any meaning at all?

What should be the Exchange Currency of the world? The US Dollar, The Pound Sterling, The Euro, The Yen, Gold, or something new?

Is a "One World Currency" a valid concept, and if so, how would it be valued? Could it work? How? Why not? Would this rid us of national borders and war or simply create new bigger and more restrictive layers of government?
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29 Rarebird: From your site I have copied a snippet from the article: What is monkormac-8/30/1999
28 <<With an estimated $12 Trillion in deposits sitting in banks or postal slong-gone-8/26/1999
27 Here's an idea I'd like to share with all of you. The Fed uses a numbeFrank Sheridan-8/26/1999
26 <i>My question is, does the fact that Japan and China have quasi-centraliHawkmoon-8/26/1999
25 Ron - you raise some good questions. You state that there is no shortage of &quFrank Sheridan-8/26/1999
24 Excellent post Frank!! My only disagreement is in the cause of deflation beingHawkmoon-8/26/1999
23 What is money? Rarebird-8/26/1999
22 Welcome Frank! Yes, I was hoping some one would come up with the answer to thelong-gone-8/26/1999
21 What is money? I have some thoughts on that. The history of currency begins witFrank Sheridan-8/26/1999
20 Welcome to the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland Economic Research Department&#long-gone-8/24/1999
19 but we have not even asked the two "big questions": Will they move? Slong-gone-8/23/1999
18 Cruise missiles being built in Russia? Interesting...... Could you provide Hawkmoon-8/23/1999
17 <<If you're trying to get me to state that gold showed those traits tlong-gone-8/23/1999
16 All very good points Bob... I especially like your Boolean definition. I'Hawkmoon-8/22/1999
15 Richard, If you're trying to get me to state that gold showed those traHawkmoon-8/22/1999
14 I was looking for a definition of money at and came across an essay goldsheet-8/22/1999
13 > This is why I personally draw a distinction between SOVs and money. > goldsheet-8/22/1999
12 <<This is why I personally draw a distinction between SOVs and money. A tlong-gone-8/22/1999
11 <<So cutting to the chase on this.... money is what two parties agree upolong-gone-8/22/1999
10 <i>Store of value (don't have dictionary definition) - ability to retHawkmoon-8/22/1999
9 Here's another excellent site; Monetary History of the World - Martin Armsgoldsheet-8/22/1999
8 "Money is anything that is widely used for making payments and accountinggoldsheet-8/22/1999
7 Certainly does Richard. It adds quite a bit. Here's a great definition frHawkmoon-8/21/1999
6 Does this add something: Warfare and Financial History (in part) Many societieslong-gone-8/21/1999
5 perhaps a decent starting point(?): MONEY, n. A blessing that is of no advantalong-gone-8/21/1999
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