Three Types of Money

(Note: This page and video uses the term ‘dollars’.  If your currency is pounds, euros, yen, renminbi or any other currency, the principle applies exactly the same).

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A dollar is not simply a dollar!  There are what we call ‘Three types of dollar”.

Most of the world operates with paper currencies—what we call “paper dollars.”  These are the flimsiest and most volatile form of wealth of all.
 
Paper Dollars
The combination of
Human Creativity
+
A Transaction
(The initial creation, and continuing stability and substance of a paper dollar can change in an instant)


Mineral Dollars
The combination of
Human Creativity
+
An Organic or Inorganic Resource
(Can only be created once)


Solar Dollars
The combination of
Human Creativity
+
A Constant Source of Energy - Sunlight
(Can be constantly created and re-created)

Farmers are in the business of producing ‘solar dollars’.  They do this by utilising the photosynthetic process to capture solar energy, convert it in to a potentially marketable product, and selling or exchanging the product for money or other goods.


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