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1 Money and Banking 2.0 Robert E. Wright

2 Chapter 1: Money, Banking, and Your World Chapter Objectives Describe how ignorance of the principles of money and banking has injured the lives of everyday people. Describe how understanding the principles of money and banking has enhanced the lives of everyday people. Explain how bankers can simultaneously be entrepreneurs and lend to entrepreneurs.

3 1. Dreams Dashed Chapter Objectives Describe how ignorance of the principles of money and banking has injured the lives of everyday people. How can ignorance of the principles of money and banking destroy your dreams?

4 1. Dreams Dashed Ignorance of the financial system comes with a price When the supply of money increases faster than the demand for it, prices rise and inflation ensues When inflation increases, so do nominal interest rates When interest rates rise, the prices of bonds (and many other types of assets that pay fixed sums) fall

5 1. Dreams Dashed Key Takeaway People who understand the principles of money and banking are more likely to lead happy, successful, fulfilling lives than those who remain ignorant about them. Money=Power

6 2. Hope Springs Chapter Objectives Describe how understanding the principles of money and banking has enhanced the lives of everyday people. Explain how bankers can simultaneously be entrepreneurs and lend to entrepreneurs How can knowledge of the principles of money and banking help you to achieve your dreams?

7 2. Hope Springs Islamic finance performs the same functions as Western finance Difference between Islamic and Western finance Islamic finance performs in accordance with the teachings of the Quran and its modern interpreters

8 2. Hope Springs Key Takeaway Not everyone will, or can, grow as wealthy as Henry Kaufman, George Soros, and other storied financiers, but everyone can improve their lives by understanding the financial system and their roles in it.


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