Hershey’s Breath Saver mints and the U.S. Mint have both contributed to the coin shortages problems that the Federal Reserve is trying to solve.
Economic anthropologists focus on the human side of money when they see us now and in the past, as individuals, as families, and as one world.
Whether looking at great apes or humans, there is evidence that all of us experience a dip in our happiness curves at a similar stage of the life cycle.
The U.S. dollar is a handy backup when a country’s currency loses its value. After Zimbabwe’s hyperinflation hit its peak (or its nadir) in 2009, they used U.S. dollars but didn’t have enough. So, when the cash got too gray…
Looking at the economic impact of India’s 2016 demonetization of large denomination rupees, researchers concluded that cash still matters.
Somewhat invisible, time determines whether central bankers and legislators have the accurate statistics that they need for economic policy.
About more than money, our currency images of Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill relate to gender, race, and our expectations.
Although quantitative easing flooded the banking system with trillions of dollars, we are still debating how much it lifted the economy.