Currency and Money addresses facts, background and theories about money and prices. Money is taken for granted by most of us. In this directory the objective is to gather resources which help researchers and students understand where money gets its value from, what mechanisms are used to control its value, and what sort of things affect policy and behaviour concerning monetary systems - both past and present. Various currency and money systems are covered, including older commodity based systems - i.e. those strongly related to silver and gold prices - modern central bank managed systems, 'fiat' money systems, reserve banking etc.
Monetary history events from the earliest times to the end of the 20th century, taken from the Glyn Davies's book A History of Money from Ancient Times to the Present.
Detailed fundamental research into monetary gold. Includes history of money, commodity essentials, economic context. Also real-time gold prices and charts.
Essays and explanations. Origins and theories of money. Outline of the Federal Reserve System.
Provides essays and links to resources on monetary history, types and politics of money, alternative systems of exchange, and financial scandals.
A beginner's guide to the nature of money, in particular to why this necessitates an inter-bank deposit market, and how the money market functions.
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