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DISEQUILIBRIUM PRICE: Any price that fails to balance the market forces of forces of demand and supply and equate the quantity demanded and quantity supplied. In other words, any market price other than the equilibrium price. A disequilibrium price can be either too high (above the equilibrium price) or too low (below the equilibrium price). A price above the equilibrium price creates a surplus in which the quantity supplied is greater than the quantity demanded. A price below the equilibrium price creates a shortage in which the quantity demanded is greater than the quantity supplied.

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BANK OF THE UNITED STATES: This was actually two central banks that preceded the Federal Reserve System as the nation's monetary authority. The First Bank of the United States, under the design of Alexander Hamilton, commenced operations in 1791, almost immediately after the U.S. Constitution was written and George Washington became the first U.S. President. Its charter was not renewed and it ceased to operate in 1811. Financial instability resulting from the absence of a central bank over the next few years prompted the formation of the Second Bank of the United States in 1816. The Second Bank's performance, however, was somewhat more suspect. When it knocked heads with President Andrew Jackson, a strong critic of central banking, the Second Bank ceased to be in 1836.

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GOLDSMITH BANKING

An analysis of banking functions based on the semi-realistic activities of the goldsmith profession of Medieval Europe. Because the gold used a production inputs by goldsmiths was also used as money, they developed many modern banking functions, including maintaining deposits, making loans, keeping reserves, and creating money. While the story of goldsmith banking is often embellished for instructional purposes, it does contain the essence of how goldsmiths operated as banks.

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