What is Paper Money?
Paper money is a medium of exchange for goods or services within an economy. It is printed on paper, rather than in coin form.
How Does Paper Money Work?
Paperare the most generally accepted forms of paper money. In most cases, each country in the world has its own paper money, but in many cases several countries use the same (such as the Euro or the U.S. dollar). A country's government designs and manufactures that country's paper .
Some paper money is fiat money, meaning that it has no intrinsic value. That is, the paper used to create the is not worth very much in terms of its value as a raw material. Most paper is fiat , and its value comes from what it represents rather than what it is. Before 1971, the U.S. dollar was not fiat -- it was backed by a corresponding amount of gold held with the Federal Reserve.
Why Does Paper Money Matter?
Most paper money only has value because people want it. This idea is what made beaver pelts, shells, peppercorns, tulip bulbs and other things intoat various points in history. However, when the demand (or fashion) faded for some of these goods (or more people found they really needed corn instead of beaver pelts), these systems became cumbersome. Paper money solves this problem because it is exchangeable for any good or service that people want (rather than just beaver pelts).
This isn't to say that paper is the only form of viable stock as to acquire other companies, and anybody who has ever watched a crime show knows that cigarettes can buy a in prison.today. Quite often, companies use of their own
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