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BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / Macroeconomics
Dec 26, 2005
Books by Paul Paulson
Most people believe they know all there is to know about money. Yet the majority of the population is NOT wealthy. Do they really know "all there is to know"?
Sure, people know how to earn and spend money, but few people understand that money is a game, and as such, has unique rules. These rules are not taught in schools. But that does not mean they do not exist. In fact, if this knowledge were taught, the world would be a much different place.
Money and the Middleman is a comprehensive literary work designed to cut through the mystery surrounding money. The work takes you through the fundamentals and offers investment ideas you will not find offered by any financial institution. Knowledge and implementation of these fundamentals present a unique opportunity to the reader; one of wealth, creativity and control.
If you are saying to yourself, "this is just another 'make financial goals' workshop or 'how-to track your spending' books", you are mistaken. Money and the Middleman, takes you deep into the subject of money, its origin, and the characteristics that allow the world's wealthy to stay that way. Simply put, this piece will change the way you think about money and is guaranteed to change your life.
"What is money? Never before has a question so simple been so misunderstood. If you asked a group of people this very question, what types of answers might you receive?
People might answer, "money is to buy things".
This is certainly true, but that is describing a use for money not "money" itself. That would be like saying a shovel is to dig holes rather than a stick with a concave metal or plastic apparatus used to dig.
Others might say that money measures wealth. Yet this definition depends how you define wealth. If you consider numbers in a bank account or on a balance sheet the total representation of wealth, then you might be correct. Some however, might consider a person with a lovely family wealthier than a billionaire without one.
Often people view money as a tangible thing - something to be possessed. People argue that paper currency and/or coins are tangible objects, and as such, are objects to be held.
But under the present rules, money is not held, it is controlled. Money is simply an idea in that it measures the value of the means of production. In other words, money measures the exchange between parties or the value one entity offers another.
Many people misunderstand the concept of money. One reason is simply the population's lack of financial education. This text attempts to uncover the mystery surrounding money and cure this defect. The first step is understanding that money is a concept and one with its own unique characteristics.
To illustrate this point simply look at the following equation: 2 + 2 = 4. It always will be. This mathematical relationship will survive time. The relationship is just like the laws of cause and effect, or gravity.
In contrast, $2 + $2 = $4 today, but will it always be this way? The answer is usually no. In fact, $2 today does not even equal $2 tomorrow. In the presence of inflation, each dollar will be worth slightly less. In the presence of deflation, it may be slightly more. So money is not math even though math is used when dealing with money.
Again, money has characteristics all its own. This fact offers a unique opportunity to those who understand and utilize this concept
About Paul Paulson
A widely recognized attorney, trader, investor, economist and author, Paul Paulson resides in the State of New Jersey. Paul has published multiple reports concerning the origins of money, banking, economics, investing and currency. He is the editor of www.moneykeg.com. As the name suggests, this site is focused on the characteristics of money and how they can be utilized. This website regularly publishes the latest legal developments, economic conditions, and market trends. Mr. Paulson also contributes to www.life-insurance-strategies.com, a website dedicated to utilizing life insurance products to maximize investment returns.