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APPRECIATION: A more or less permanent increase in value or price. "More or less permanent" doesn't include temporary, short-term jumps in price that are common in many markets. Appreciation is only those price increases that reflect greater consumer satisfaction and thus value. While all sorts of stuff can appreciate in value, some of the more common ones are real estate, works of art, corporate stock, and money. In particular, the appreciation of a nation's money is seen by an increase in the exchange rate caused by a growing, expanding, and healthy economy.

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Lesson 18: Banking | Unit 3: Reserve Banking Page: 13 of 24

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Banking sort of evolved from the goldsmithing profession.

Setting the stage of the story:

  • It takes place at a time and a place when gold is the economy's commodity money: Medieval Europe.
  • Fred is a goldsmith, a craftsman who fashions products from gold.

Fred:

  • Fred's raw material is also the economy's money.
  • Gold input is valuable in use for what Fred creates and also valuable as the medium of exchange.
  • Fred must keep his raw material safe and secure.
  • Fred has a safe.

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GOVERNMENT SUBSIDIES

Transfer payments from the government sector to the business sector that do not involve current production. This is one component of the official entry government subsidies less current surplus of government enterprises found in the National Income and Product Accounts maintained by the Bureau of Economic Analysis that separates national income (the resource cost of production) and gross (and net) domestic product (the market value of production).

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Today, you are likely to spend a great deal of time calling an endless list of 800 numbers looking to buy either a remote controlled World War I bi-plane or a wall poster commemorating Thor Heyerdahl's Pacific crossing aboard the Kon-Tiki. Be on the lookout for telephone calls from former employers.
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A communal society, a prime component of Karl Marx's communist philosophy, was advocated by the Greek philosophy Plato.
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