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Where Does “Cash” Come From?

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There’s this obsession with physical money in life.  I don’t know where it comes from or why it persists, but it does.  I guess maybe it’s the sense of security of being able to feel something and hold it in your hands.  To many people a gold bar is pure money because you can pick… Read More

Understanding Inside Money and Outside Money

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One of the keys to understanding Monetary Realism and the modern monetary system (see full explanation here) is understanding the various forms of money that exist within the system.  For this piece I am going to focus on the system as it’s designed in the USA to describe the various forms of money and their relationship… Read More

Everything You Need to Know About Finance and Investing in Under an Hour

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We all want to be financially stable and enjoy a well-funded retirement, and we don’t want to throw out our hard earned money on poor investments. But most of us don’t know the first thing about finance and investing. Acclaimed value investor William Ackman teaches you what it takes to finance and grow a successful business and how to make sound investments that will grant you to a cash-comfy retirement.

Orcam Educational Resources Page

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Just in case you’ve missed this….I’ve added a big resources page at the Orcam website.  It’s much better organized than anything here at Pragcap.  This blog is obviously just a running dialogue so a lot of good content gets lost over time if I don’t bookmark it.  Plus, this site is kind of a disorganized… Read More

Ending the Cash on the Sidelines Myth

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If you turn on financial TV for a bit you’ll likely hear the term “cash on the sidelines”. This term is generally used during a bullish market commentary in which the pundit is pointing out that there is all this money that needs to “get into” the market. This leads one to believe that there… Read More