The folly of money markets


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andrewvecsey

I have a basic question that has been bothering me for a long time and
that no one seems to have a satisfactory explanation.
If a ruler is used to measure length, then it is important to keep the
length of the ruler constant and stable. In the same logic, if money
is used to measure value, then it should be important to keep it value
constant and stable.

With money markets, it is like having a stretchable rubber ruler for
measuring length.

Obviously I don't understand this and any enlightenment would be
greatly appreciated.

kind regards
andrew vecsey
 
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andrewvecsey

I have a basic question that has been bothering me for a long time and
that no one seems to have a satisfactory explanation.
If a ruler is used to measure length, then it is important to keep the
length of the ruler constant and stable. In the same logic, if money
is used to measure value, then it should be important to keep it value
constant and stable.

With money markets, it is like having a stretchable rubber ruler for
measuring length.

Obviously I don't understand this and any enlightenment would be
greatly appreciated.

kind regards
andrew vecsey
The fanancial lives in one country are drasticly affected overnight by
money speculators on the otherside of the world. Something is wrong.
Is there any one that can shed a light on what it is?
 
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Mike O'Sullivan

I have a basic question that has been bothering me for a long time and
that no one seems to have a satisfactory explanation.
If a ruler is used to measure length, then it is important to keep the
length of the ruler constant and stable. In the same logic, if money
is used to measure value, then it should be important to keep it value
constant and stable.

With money markets, it is like having a stretchable rubber ruler for
measuring length.

Obviously I don't understand this and any enlightenment would be
greatly appreciated.
The measure of length is not dependent on supply and demand.
 
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andrewvecsey

The measure of length is not dependent on supply and demand.
Thank you for your reply.
Yes, the measure of value of an item is effected by supply and demand,
but its cost should not be effected by sudden changes in the value of
money used to pay for the items.
 
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Mike O'Sullivan

Thank you for your reply.
Yes, the measure of value of an item is effected by supply and demand,
but its cost should not be effected by sudden changes in the value of
money used to pay for the items.
But market forces also determine the value of money.
 
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andrewvecsey

But market forces also determine the value of money.- Hide quoted text -

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I can understand that in a country, market forces can effect the
value of money. And so can political forces that allow printing of
money. But these are national issues. I am talking about the folley of
allowing the value of a national currency to be so drastically
determined by foreing speculators. No sytem of money is perfect, but
its value should be kept as stable as possible, otherwise it has no
real value. Just a false value. This is seen in cases where more money
is printed than should as in Germany in the last generation, and by
drastic overnight changes due to speculation in this generation. I am
dumb founded that no one else seems to see this gross fallacy. But at
the same time we do seem to be in an age of folly. There seems to be
folly everywhere. Tobacco and pornography is sold side by side with
candy and comics. There are sex slaves, and churches are accused of
sexually abusing children. The rich are getting richer, and the poor
poorer, and like at a poker table no handicaps are offered. The world
is getting more and more polluted, and although we are living and thus
working longer lives, we are sicker than before, kept alive and going
with the pharmaceutical industry. One in six people on this planet
lack access to safe water. We have certainly made a folly of it all.
And no one seems to care. We are so addictive to tobacco, marketed to
kids and the youth, that we smoke despite the graphic warning of its
dangers. We spend more money on killing each other than on helping
ourselves. We are so addictive to petroleum, that we kill entire
nations for it. I realize that this a financial news group, and that I
disgress, but at the base of it is finance. Money is what makes the
world go. With the folly of money, no wonder that its going so crazy.
 
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