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money and its technological failures

Money and its technological failures

Over the last few days, Zimbabwe’s mobile money system, Ecocash, has struggling to stay online. For non-Zimbabweans, it is hard to appreciate the scale of this problem. Zimbabwe’s economy is involuntarily cashless – which means that the primary methods of payment are debit cards, bank transfers, and mobile money. But for a country that is largely […]

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fiat money

Is fiat money really unbacked?

Well, no. Fiat money is backed. But if you already think that it's unbacked, then you're probably not going to like how.

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discworld-80729

All The World’s Money In All The World’s Markets

This money infographic is probably my favourite ever. And it's just had a face-lift.

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great depression

The Great Depression

The life and times of the Great Depression

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great deflation

Famous Deflation: The Economic Causes

The causes of the Great Depression.

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roman empire coinage

Currency and the Collapse of the Roman Empire

Inflation by coin clipping

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strange currencies

The World’s Strangest Currencies

Stranger than paper?

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all the money and markets

All the World’s Money and Markets

An infographic of money and markets.

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US dollar

The Early History of the US Dollar

Some infographic notes.

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When would gold become worthless?

When gold would be worthless

The psychology of gold, its value, and money

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