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VALUE IN USE: The satisfaction of wants and needs provided by the direct consumption of goods and services. Acquiring value from the use of goods and services is really the ultimate goal of economic activity. It is the final step in the production, allocation, and consumption activities that undertaken to address the fundamental problem of scarcity. Value in use should be contrasted with the similar phrase, value in exchange.

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Lesson 19: Money Creation | Unit 5: Policy Page: 20 of 23

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Controlling the money creation process is the key to understanding the role that money plays in the economy.

In the old days:

  • Money was issued by government. With print and mint they had complete control over the quantity of money.
In the modern economy:
  • Checkable deposits are directly under the control of commercial banks. Government must control banks to control money.
Some history:
  • In the late 1800s, banks ran amuck, creating money as they saw fit. The economy experienced perpetual turmoil.
  • In the 1970s and 1980s, S&Ls had instability problems.
  • Since the mid 1980's, money creation has been under control. The economy has been strong and growing.

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AUCTION

A formal market exchange in which prospective buyers make bids to purchase a commodity. An auction is an effective way of exchanging commodities by bringing together buyers and sellers. Auctions are commonly used to exchange financial instruments, agricultural commodities, personal assets, and works of art. Three notable types of auctions are English, Dutch, and sealed-bid.

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Ragnar Frisch and Jan Tinbergen were the 1st Nobel Prize winners in Economics in 1969.
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