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"money as debt" is not a thing, like a flower or refrigerator. it is a unit, like kilogram or joule.
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There are at least 2 kinds of money - "money as debt" and "commodity money". They are completely different thing in this context, but confusingly named the same.

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Mark Wadsworth: Glad to have cleared that up.
*/ body#layout #header { margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; } skip to main | skip to sidebar Friday, 14 November 2014 Glad to have cleared that up. Ralph Musgrave in the comments to an earlier post: <span>"If money is a “measure of indebtedness”, who is indebted to who when gold coins are used as money?" If you swap gold coins for goods and services, those coins aren't money in the modern sense. They are just valuable assets, just like the goods you can exchange them for. So post-transaction, nobody is indebted to anybody. "The answer is “no one”. And the same goes for all commodity monies." Even back in the day when we used gold coins, the split second that any of the following occur, you have a debt-based money system: a) You obtain (or supply) goods and services on credi


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