Money. Tits and chicken. The only difference between these two notes Is your belief that one has more value than the other Tag and Eia': are ' ll. Now this bad boy
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Money

Tits and chicken

The only difference between
these two notes
Is your belief that one has
more value than the other
Tag and Eia': are ' ll
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Submitted: 06/09/2013
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#2 - asadffdsa (06/09/2013) [+] (5 replies)
Now this bad boy
#72 - pappathethird (06/10/2013) [+] (1 reply)
#83 - crazyolitis (06/10/2013) [+] (10 replies)
TFW bankrupting your opponents in monopoly.
TFW bankrupting your opponents in monopoly.
#161 - levchenko (06/10/2013) [+] (2 replies)
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User avatar #18 - captainfuckitall ONLINE (06/10/2013) [+] (89 replies)
Lets go through a bit of history here

Originally, gold was used as proper currency, you traded gold for items and other things of value (when you didn't trade in other materials, that is). However, gold was very heavy to carry and it was expensive hiring people to guard it in high quantities, and so what ended up happening is people put all their gold in a secure vault, and a receipt was printed off for them, telling them how much gold they had in the vault, and then they just traded receipts. This is how paper money came into existence (fun fact: The vault mentioned prior was also the idea of the first bank)

However, what everyone seems to forget is that money is only worth the equivalent of grams in gold and other precious metals. So the question we have to ask is, how did gold and precious metals become valuable? You cannot eat them, you cannot use them for any form of practical working or sustenance (aside from a few crystals and metals used by mystics and some inventions), the only thing gold and precious metals are REALLY good for is looking pretty, and yet for some reason that became more important than actual living materials. Gold and those metals are literally only worth as much as you are willing to believe they are worth, and by extension, money follows the same principle. You believe a 100$ bill is worth 100$ because you are told it is, when in fact it's no different from any other bill with any different number or colour, and it's no different from a plain old number printed on cloth for that matter either.

So, the question we have to ask is "Why do so many people value pretty metals?"
#3 - weetikveel (06/10/2013) [+] (5 replies)
The root of all evil
User avatar #160 - errdayimfjing (06/10/2013) [+] (11 replies)
Here's a riddle for you guys:

A man pushed his car to a hotel and lost a fortune. What happened?
#162 to #160 - anon (06/10/2013) [-]
Landed on someone elses property on monopoly.
#213 - I Am Monkey (06/10/2013) [+] (1 reply)
Yes, we should abandon physical currency and return to bartering.
#93 - slyve (06/10/2013) [+] (1 reply)
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Vsauce to the rescue!

www.youtube.com/watch?v=w2tKg3E53DM

Just felt this was relevant. If you don't agree, you should still take the time to watch this video since it's awesome and you will regret it if you don't.
#92 - anon (06/10/2013) [+] (3 replies)
I'm Scottish and I had a group of rich Cubans come into my restaurant for dinner. After they payed, the man took out a massive cigar and handed me a $100 bill for a gratuity. I literally creamed myself - I had no practical use of this note than to take it to my bank and have it converted to pounds yet I was still fascinated by it.
User avatar #78 - srapture (06/10/2013) [+] (10 replies)
I'm not sure about $, but England's £ notes aren't made of paper, whereas the Monopoly money is.
#226 - whenyoudieyoudie (06/10/2013) [+] (1 reply)
Monopoly, what fond memories
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User avatar #230 to #218 - teutoburg (06/10/2013) [-]
The USD, like most modern currency, is fiat currency meaning that it is not backed by any commodity. It's value is made is based on its users belief in its value, nothing else. Fluctuations in its worth are usually based on quantity of money in circulation, trust in the stability of the government, and future expectations. That being said gold has very little inherent value of its own, its has very few practical uses and primarily has value because people think it has value.

Economics is entirely based on people's perception, facts are worthless
#174 - fourthusername (06/10/2013) [+] (1 reply)
"your belief" more like everyone beliefs based on an established system of trade.
#28 - houseofbrick (06/10/2013) [+] (6 replies)
I have 3 dollar bills with "Are You Misha Collins?" written on them. Who is Misha Collins, what "viral" marketing campaign is this and why are they getting away with defacing currency?   
   
gif unrelated, it's just to get your attention.
I have 3 dollar bills with "Are You Misha Collins?" written on them. Who is Misha Collins, what "viral" marketing campaign is this and why are they getting away with defacing currency?

gif unrelated, it's just to get your attention.
#253 - strictlycommenting (06/10/2013) [-]
I lost a friend and I didn't even start the game, we just argued about who kept the dog.
+4
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User avatar #221 - daentraya (06/10/2013) [+] (4 replies)
That's what i find amazing about our currencies. It literally has no value (maybe a little bit since it's quite pretty and all) but the fact that we give it value, and regulate how much of it is circulating. Reminds me of all those nutty conspiracy theorists who thinks that the great crash was deliberately done. But since its about people, greed and money, i will give it a small chance of likelyhood
User avatar #231 to #224 - edgecution (06/10/2013) [-]
well it did. now we just print it without regard for any actual value we have.
#156 - anon (06/10/2013) [+] (16 replies)
... what the **** are you talking about? This picture is stupid as **** . The dollar bill is real money so it does have actual value... monopoly is just a game. Who the **** made that picture? The money is real, the game is not.
User avatar #158 to #156 - konlyletters (06/10/2013) [-]
Our money has the value it does because our government says it does. Without enough gold or silver to back it up, the only reason for its value is "good faith" in the government. If one day everyone decided to quit using it, or if the government decided to pump trillions and trillions of dollars into the economy, it'd become completely worthless. Look at Germany post-WWI during their massive inflation.
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