commodity money


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commodity money

products that can be used as a means of payment (see MONEY) but which are valuable in their own right, for example, cigarettes or alcoholic drinks. Commodity money is generally only used as a means of payment if confidence in money falls as a result of, say, rapid INFLATION.
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Some maintain that bitcoin is a commodity money (e.
The contemporary monetary and banking arrangements are based on the full array of instruments of government intervention: fractional reserve banking, central banks, and fiat money, which has replaced commodity money.
The closest the book comes is to describe, much too briefly, the advantages of monetary transactions over barter and paper money over commodity money, and to declare that money is a partial solution to the instability of human relationships because it enables trust to be transferred from the creditor to the issuer of the money, which is presumably more trustworthy.
Constitution clearly limits the federal government to coining commodity money, and section 10 clearly prevents the several states from utilizing any monetary powers, which includes legal-tender laws (p.
The papers from that conference appear in this issue of the Cato Journal along with articles by Peter Bernholz on the recent depegging of the Swiss franc and by Tyler Watts and Lukas Snyder on the resource costs of fiat versus commodity money.
Without a single European state as its guardian and guarantor, the euro must be reconstituted in a commodity money order, the order originally intended for it in the Maastricht Treaty.
There are the varieties of trade tobacco (twist, plug, Negro head), and the many uses of tobacco as commodity money, as an item of exchange, barter, trade, and payment.
These took the form of debased coins, that were misrepresented as being made of a specified weight of precious metals, or token coins or paper certificates that were purported to represent a demand claim to a specified weight of the commodity money, but for which only a fractional reserve existed.
Dubai Imagine buying an iPad with a bag of silver, or riding a cab and giving commodity money -- a bag of salt or tobacco -- in exchange.
Lucarelli makes clear that there is a significant shift from Marx's view of commodity money to one in which the state becomes vital in validating non-commodity money as the universal equivalent.
Thus, there is no display of Gresham's Law in action with this commodity money.
Rory, the scorer of 49 tries for England, was also excited by what he saw, saying: "Ugo has one commodity money can't buy and that's out-and-out pace.
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