Cash
Praise Dollar Bill

In Praise of the $1 Bill

– April 19, 2019

In a new report, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) considers the financial benefit of switching to a $1 coin.

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The War on Cashless Stores

– March 27, 2019

If you’re a store owner in Philadelphia or the state of New Jersey, and you don’t accept cash from your customers, pretty soon you’ll be breaking the law.

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The Case for Prepaid Debit Cards

– March 21, 2019

Financial privacy and autonomy are important. But cash and cryptocurrencies are not the only means to those ends.

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Bitcoin and Blockchain, Cash
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Goodbye Cash, Hello E-krona

– November 27, 2018

The Riksbank—Sweden’s central bank—intends to issue a digital currency.

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Cash, Central Banking
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Swedish Monetary Ingenuity

– November 19, 2018

Sweden has been at the forefront of monetary experimentation for centuries. Now they have the distinction of being the only country in the world to experience declining growth in cash in circulation.

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Is China Printing Your Banknotes?

– October 30, 2018

Chinese traction in the small but hypersensitive banknote market indicates that it is succeeding in earning global credibility. But most sizable nations continue to rely on their own state print works.

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Should the U.S. Issue Supernotes?

– September 3, 2018

J.P. Koning argues that the U.S. government should issue—and tax—$500- and $1,000-denomination notes. James McAndrews, Joshua Hendrickson, and William Luther respond.

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A Revealed Preference for Money

– August 27, 2018

People use money. That itself tells us something about why we shouldn’t eliminate it.

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What’s Up With the $1 Coin?

– July 23, 2018

As far as monetary reforms go, the $1 coin’s removal may not be very flashy. But it seems like a no-brainer. 

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Pricing the Anonymity of Banknotes

– May 9, 2018

Banknotes are useful. Not only do they provide their owner with a standard set of payments services, they also offer financial anonymity. How might a government price the anonymity component?

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