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yeah, it's not surprising that

most who work at financial 'news' channels actually would be clueless of the difference between real money, vs. "currency."

in fact, these days, I damn near expect them to be, until proven otherwise.

for those who may be interested in the more academically delineated difference between the two, I personally found this to be an excellent primer, to share with others in discerning the two:

The Case for Natural Money

Mises Daily: Tuesday, February 24, 2009 by George F. Smith

[An MP3 audio file of this article, read by Floy Lilley, is available for download.]

Studying Jörg Guido Hülsmann's latest book, The Ethics of Money Production, is a vastly enriching experience. After building his case for natural money on the inviolability of an individual's right to his own property, he then shows us how the state has spent the last 400 years usurping this right for the benefit of a privileged few through its protection of fractional-reserve banking.

It is the state's insatiable appetite for revenue, he argues, that is the motivation behind the various monetary schemes it imposes on us, which on an international level begins with the classical gold standard and runs through today's paper-money agreements. Although he doesn't discuss the current economic crisis directly, his observations provide a much-needed correction to government's "do something" approach.

In this essay, I will touch on some of Hülsmann's more salient points, beginning with the origin of money.

Predictions in due Time...

"Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it's realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy." - Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul