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May 21, 2007
Why Do We Have Money?
UPDATE: The broken link is fixed.
Think about a dollar bill.
If you’re hungry, you can’t eat it; in a rainstorm, it won’t keep you dry. But you can trade it for an apple or an umbrella. If you lived in a world without money, how would you get the things you want and need?
Play Escape from the Barter Islands to find out!
If you are a young student, a teacher presenting economic concepts to young students, or simply someone who feels like a young student, give it a shot.
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