Why a Dollar Coin Might Not Be Money

In the U.S. the Federal Reserve tried to introduce metal dollar coins into the money supply but currency demand indicates that people prefer paper.

Weekly Roundup: 6 Mysteries

Our everyday economic stories involve participation rates, human capital, signaling, ROI, money, price, austerity, personal income, monopoly and bubbles.

The Mystery of the Missing Marijuana Money

Federal Reserve monetary policy is not taking account of money from marijuana retailers because banks in Colorado have refused to give them accounts.

Weekly Roundup: From Slow Shopping to Fast Shipping

Our everyday economics include consumption expenditures, Pigovian taxes, variable pricing,economies of scale, unskilled labor, national income and the money supply.

How the Fed Solves the Old Money Problem

Part of keeping the money supply at the right level involves the Fed monitoring the paper money that enters circulation and recycling cash that leaves it.

Weekly Roundup: From Pacesetters to Prices

Our everyday economics includes externalities, supply and demand, price maker, monopolistic competition, oligopoly, statistics, money supply & innovation.

Who, How and When We Use Cash

Although coin and currency are costly to transport and secure, still, cash is a key component of the money supply that people use for low value payments.

My Two Cents About Pennies

Expensive for the U.S. mint and worthless to consumers, the penny still remains a part of the U.S. money supply although phase-out laws have been proposed.

Three Reasons You Might Want Hundred Dollar Bills

At WheresGeorge.com, you can enter the serial number of a $100 bill, your zip code and maybe even write WheresGeorge on the bill, and then send it on its way. Whenever its subsequent spenders note that serial number at WheresGeorge.com…

The Money Supply: The New Hundred Dollar Bill

Our story begins in 2010 when the United States announced that it would be issuing a state-of-the-art $100 bill. Designed to thwart counterfeiters, the new bill has 3-D interactive features. When you move it, certain shapes and colors shift. There…