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What gives a dollar bill its value?

How is the value of a dollar bill determined?

mercredi 10 août Il y a 6 mois
What gives a dollar bill its value?
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The value of money is determined by how much (or how little) of it is in circulation. But who makes that decision, and how does their choice affect the economy at large? Doug Levinson takes a trip into the United States Federal Reserve, examining how the people who work there aim to balance the value of the dollar to prevent inflation or deflation.

Vocabulary
• Printed : to print (verb). Produce (books, newspapers, etc.), in large quantities, by a mechanical process involving the transfer of text or designs to paper
• Designated : to designate (verb). Appoint (someone) to a specified office or post.
• Commodities : a raw material
• Abolished : to abolish (verb). Formally put an end to
• Sets : fixed
• Monetary : relating to money or currency.
• Appointed : designated.
• Treasury : the funds or revenue of a state, institution, or society.
• Exchanged : to exchange (verb). Give something and receive something of the same kind in return.
• Wallet : a pocket-sized flat folding case for holding money and plastic cards.
• Overconsumption : he action or fact of consuming something to excess.
• Hoarding : the practice of collecting or accumulating something
• Raising : to raise (verb). Lift or move to a higher position or level.
• Decrease : make or become smaller or fewer in size.
• Consistent : not containing any logical contradictions.
• Trends : a general direction in which something is developing or changing
• Disruptive : causing or tending to cause disruption.

Source: TED Ed

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