Part IV

Conducting a Background Check: Changes in Currency through the Years


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In This Part . . .

check I give some background on how the type of money has changed around the world through the ages.

check You’ll be able to examine the close relationship between the type of money (fiat money vs. metallic standard) and the resulting exchange rate system.

check I share information on the Bretton Woods era (1944-1971). You’ll learn that the reserve currency system of the Bretton Woods era was a specific type of metallic standard.

I uncover the post-Bretton Woods era during which a variety ...

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