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Money makes the (real and virtual) world go around. In some sense, money itself is the oldest, most widely used virtual item. Because money is so universally understood, virtual currencies are widely used as incentives in online games. Whatever one's views are about “consumer culture,” we all seem to have a Pavlovian response to accumulating more things. Game developers know this and draw on it to reward players. However, once you create a system where more is better, people respond creatively. Where there is a gap between those with more time than money and those with more money and time, someone will come along to close ...
The other part of a nation's money supply consists of money deposited in banks (sometimes called deposit money), ownership of which can be transferred by means of cheques or other forms of money transfer such as credit and debit cards. Deposit money and currency are money in the sense that both are acceptable as a means of exchange, but money need not necessarily be currency. Historically, money in the form of currency has predominated. Usually (gold or silver) coins of intrinsic value commensurate with the monetary unit ( commodity money ), have been the norm. By contrast, modern currency, as fiat money , is intrinsically ...
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Economist: Yes: the European Union will thrive if its leaders ...
WHEN Europeans fear for their jobs and their savings, when their governments and companies cannot easily borrow money, when banks fail and the single currency trembles, then the European Union is facing not just an economic crisis, but a political crisis, as well. And, so far, Europe’s leaders have not been equal to the threat. Over the past 18 months they have mostly taken refuge in denial and bluster, punctuated by bickering and by heaping blame on financial markets. Despite a recent bout of austerity and the 11th-hour launch of a vast bail-out fund for its most fragile economies, Europe seems a diminished force in the ... market research, surveys and trends
RealClearMarkets - Paul Krugman's Depression Economics
In the aftermath of World War II, General Lucius Clay, Governor of the U.S. military zone in Germany, mentioned to West German Finance Minister Ludwig Erhard that "My advisors tell me that you should not try to balance the budget, but should engage in deficit spending." Erhard's response was, "My advisors tell me the same thing, but we are not going to do it." If ever a country could justify Keynesian deficit spending, it was West Germany after the war. Having seen its factories destroyed, its wealth plundered, and the death of millions of its youngest and able-bodied, West Germany's ill economic ... market research, surveys and trends

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Hot Topics: US Current Account Deficit
From 1991 through 2006, the US current account deficit—the broadest measure of US trade in goods and services and income and transfer payments—rose from roughly zero to 6 1/2 percent of US GDP, with about 40 percent of the increase occurring after 2001. The growth of China's current account surplus has been a key counterpart to the widening US deficit as were surpluses of other Asian countries from 2001 to 2005 and surpluses of oil-exporting countries (including Russia), especially from 2005 through mid-2008. The 2008–09 global economic crisis and recession have reduced the US current account deficit—via a sharp ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Balance of Payments: The Concise Encyclopedia of Economics ...
ew subjects in economics have caused so much confusion—and so much groundless fear—in the past four hundred years as the thought that a country might have a deficit in its balance of payments. This fear is groundless for two reasons: (1) there never is a deficit, and (2) it would not necessarily hurt anything if there was one. The balance-of-payments accounts of a country record the payments and receipts of the residents of the country in their transactions with residents of other countries. If all transactions are included, the payments and receipts of each country are, and must be, equal. Any apparent inequality simply leaves ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
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Europe's future: Can anything perk up Europe?
WHEN Europeans fear for their jobs and their savings, when their governments and companies cannot easily borrow money, when banks fail and the single currency trembles, then the European Union is facing not just an economic crisis, but a political crisis, as well. And, so far, Europe’s leaders have not been equal to the threat. Over the past 18 months they have mostly taken refuge in denial and bluster, punctuated by bickering and by heaping blame on financial markets. Despite a recent bout of austerity and the 11th-hour launch of a vast bail-out fund for its most fragile economies, Europe seems a diminished force in the world. ... market trends, news research and surveys resources
China's Hu Buys Time at G-20 With Yuan Announcement
June 21 (Bloomberg) -- Chinese President Hu Jintao may have succeeded in removing the yuan’s valuation from debate at this week’s Group of 20 leaders’ summit, economists and political analysts say. How much time he’s bought depends on how flexible the currency will become. Days before China’s central bank announced on June 19 that the yuan’s “flexibility” would increase, officials said the currency’s value was not a suitable item for discussion at the G-20 meeting in Toronto. Hu will meet with President Barack Obama and other world leaders at the June 26-27 summit to discuss ... market trends, news research and surveys resources

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1 VIRTUAL ECONOMICS: APPLYING ECONOMICS TO THE STUDY OF GAME WORLDS
It became possible to study production, consumption, trade and commerce as a discipline of its own. The term economics was coined around 1870. ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Costa Rica
--San Jose (greater metropolitan area pop. 2.1 million, the greater metropolitan area as defined by the Ministry of Planning and Economic Policy includes the cities of Alajuela, Cartago, and Heredia). Other major cities outside the San Jose capital area --Puntarenas, Limon, and Liberia. Terrain: A rugged, central range separates the eastern and western coastal plains. Climate: Mild in the central highlands, tropical and subtropical in coastal areas. People Nationality: Noun and adjective --Costa Rican(s). Population (2009): 4.299 million. Annual population growth rate (2009 est.): 1.3%. Ethnic groups: European and some mestizo ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
The New Currency Deal: Alternatives to the Dollar - Knowledge@W.P. ...
The American dollar is not only the legal tender throughout the United States; it is also the major currency for commerce around the globe. By some estimates, the dollar is used in nearly half of all world trade, and has long played a vital role in domestic economies from Africa to the former USSR. In a wide range of countries like Cambodia, East Timor, Ecuador and Panama, the dollar is either the official or default currency. Yet amidst the current economic crisis, many are retreating from the dollar to gold and other currencies. Far from reason to worry, economists at the "The Currency of Trade" conference convened ...
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Economics: Currency & Exchange rate, currency exchange rate, great ...
I am in an Arabian country with the facility to receive or remit any amount in any currency.  Now the leading currency in the international exchange market is Euro. It  is going strong and gaining over the US$. Can I convert all my money in different currencies into Euro and hold it, so that I gain in the foreign exchange, whenever I convert into a different currency (particularly US$) on a future  date  ?  Please educate me to understand  the  commerce of foreign exchange, how the currency value go up or down daily and the stability of Euro ? Answer I welcome this question because many people ...
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