Brain Teasers

Brain with gearsIf every year it takes less time and effort to produce most things, due to productivity improvements and new technology, should prices rise or fall?

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If the price of an item rises, could this be blamed on the item used as money?

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What’s the longest running theater in London?

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Why do kings, dictators, and governments take control of banking?

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How much does 10 dollars cost?

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The king of England created the Bank of England because no one would lend him money for his war with the king of France. If no one would lend him money, where did the money come from for the bank?

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How can dollars lose value? Isn’t a 10 dollar bill always worth 10 dollars?

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How does money come into existence? Why do people accept colored paper as payment?

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If Federal Reserve Dollars didn’t exist, what would you accept as compensation?

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Are low interest rates good for everyone?

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If you sell your all your stocks, did you leave or “exit” the market?

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You value your stocks in dollars. One stock share might cost X dollars. With what do you value your dollars?

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Federal Reserve dollars used to be receipts for gold and silver and their value was based on the supply and demand for gold and silver. What is the value of Federal Reserve dollars based on today?

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How do you buy gasoline with gasoline?

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The Roman government stole from citizens by secretly mixing cheap metal into gold coins. What’s the modern way for governments to steal from citizens?

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