Many people do not understand the the
nature, source, and role of money in our society. This presentation
covers some of the most important details about money and the banking
system that creates money.
The best way, if possible, to learn about a subject consists of having some experience with the subject. For that reason, this presentation, unlike many discussions about money,
starts and ends with you.
Introduction To Money Matters
I have developed this web presentation, "Money Matters," in
conjunction with material I presented to the meeting of an economics club. You may consider this presentation as a work in progress. I will make
changes and updates as I find the need and as I receive comments from visitors.
To maintain the continuity of the presentation you should work your way
through this material from beginning to end. Each page builds on information
presented in prior pages; so skipping around might cause you a bit of confusion.
Most of the time you should advance from page to page by clicking the Forward buttons found at the bottom of each page. On the summary page for each section you
will find a link to the next section.
Because of the volume of information presented here I have designed
the navigation so that you can stop at any point along the way and return later
or you can return to previous pages for clarification. You will find a drop-down
navigation bar near the top of each page.
I re-emphasize that, during your first viewing of this material, you
resist the temptation to jump from page to page out of sequence.
I want to improve this material and make it clear to readers of all levels of
knowledge (you all use money), so I encourage you to send me comments. You
can send me an e-mail by
clicking on the e-mail link at the bottom of each
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