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The following is my high school teaching assignment for Advanced Placement Macroeconomics students (available as extra credit for other classes) on how money is created. I offer this for non-profit use; divided into seven sections:
Instructions (1 of 7)
Contextual orientation: seeing the past as clearly as possible (2 of 7)
Money and bank credit (3 of 7)
Fractional reserve banking (4 of 7)
Debt (public, private) and money supply (5 of 7)
Historical struggle between government-issued money and private bank-issued credit (6 of 7)
Cost-benefit analysis for monetary reform in your world of the present (7 of 7)
2. Money and bank credit
There are five topics to understand for civic competence in creating and managing money. The first four are standard to economics curriculum; the last is rational analysis:
Money and bank credit.
Fractional reserve banking.
Debt (public, private) and money supply.