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polis aktuell 2017/07: Money

The goal of this edition is to offer high school classes a clearer picture of how money in our daily lives relates to economic policy: What are the functions and forms of money? How did the monetary system come into being and which are the new developments in finanancial markets? What are the advantages and disadvantages of a cashless society? What are the caveats of online-shopping?

This edition offers you suggestions, tips and moethods on how to familiarize high school students with this topic.


  • Monetary Systems, the fuctions of money
  • Short history of money
  • Cashless society?
  • How does money come into being?
  • Online-shopping
  • Links and materials

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