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How Does the Shape of Money Shape Life?

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Published on Apr 7, 2017

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Why are coins … round? It used to be, waaay back, there were more irregularly shaped, and even squared coins. But now there are only a few countries that do this. The Bahamanian 15 cent coin was minted until 2005; The Netherlands Antilles 5 cent piece got axed in 1985, but their 50c piece is still in production! There are a few others - but not many! Our money has the physical properties it does because, given the fervor of life, it’s gotta go fast. The circle is a convenient shape for coin speed; the rectangle, for similar reasons, for bills. But... there is a point at which, if money needs to move VERY quickly, it has to become something else entirely. That’s basically what we’re gonna talk about in this episode: how what we want money to be able to DO determines what it IS… and how what money is then determines, how we live. So join us today as we head to Wall Street, the New York Stock Exchange and beyond!

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--FURTHER READING & SOURCES--
http://www.nytimes.com/1989/12/16/nyr...

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-04...

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articl...

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/this...

https://www.forbes.com/forbes/2010/09...

--ASSET LINKS--

01:10 Royal Sovereign Electric Bill Counter w- Value Counting (RBC-4500)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cjOP_...

01:26 Application of a Wax Seal
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BWP3q...

2:34 Slow Motion Quarter Spinning
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1cypn...

2:41 Spinning Coin (Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 Full HD Slow Motion Video)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W8i43...

2:43 COUNTING MONEY BY X
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JIlDe...

2:44 SC Advance Video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y4Ozo...

3:16 Wall Street Warriors Episode 5 Season 2 HD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-zayy...

3:20 Snap Inc., parent company of Snapchat, makes its debut on the New York Stock Exchange.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zPEOB...

3:41 Photos of Maestro Arturo Di Modica and Charging Bull
http://chargingbull.com/

5:14 FLOORED The Complete Documentary Film
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=--H8S...

5:21 Wall Street trader's NYSE tour
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ns7kf...

5:47 & 6:44 Wall Street- The speed traders
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WstJM...

6:51 Watch high-speed trading in action
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2u007...

10:19 The Great HFT Debate With Michael Lewis On CNBC
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RcpmH...

10:24 High Frequency Trading by WEED e.V.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z4nCT...

11:10 Coin Carriers Aka Plastic Tubes Replace Money Bags In Banks (1968)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xHzjt...

11:13 Late 1960s King's Road London, 60s Fashion, Street Style, 35mm Archive Footage
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=krqLy...

11:47 FLOORED The Complete Documentary Film
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=--H8S...

11:56 Watch high-speed trading in action
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2u007...

12:02 Wall Street- The speed traders
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WstJM...

12:35 Wall Street Warriors Episode 5 Season 2 HD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-zayy...


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