-Papa! what's money?
-What is money, Paul? Money?
-Yes, what is money?
-Gold, and silver, and copper. Guineas, shillings, half-pence. You know what they are?
-Oh yes, I know what they are. I don't mean that, Papa. I mean what's money after all?
Little Paul Dombey, Dombey and Son, by Charles Dickens (1848)

Athanassios K. Boudalis

"For security reasons 500 euro banknotes are not accepted" (pump at gas station in Kehl, Germany).
 

What part of the total money supply is physical cash, i.e. coins and banknotes? How did that ratio evolve in Greece from 1836 to 1999?

The legal nature of money is acknowledged by the most prominent hard-money advocate. Albeit inadvertently...

During the German occupation (1941-44) a major hyperinflation incident ensued in Greece. Was excessive money printing its cause or rather its effect?

Μια πραγματική ιστορία για το σύγχρονο χρήμα.

Με την σταδιακή κατάργηση, ή περιορισμό, των μετρητών ανοίγονται νέες ευκαιρίες για τις τράπεζες.

...or, the six short years when markets lent Greece as cheaply as Germany

One century of monthly CPI inflation data in one chart.

Είναι τα capital controls κάτι πρωτόγνωρο στην ελληνική ιστορία; Μάλλον όχι...

The planning of economic policies is based on a problematic indicator. At least that was the opinion of the man that put it together...

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