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How Much Money is There on Earth?

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Thanks to Grey for his help on this video: http://www.youtube.com/user/CGPGrey
Thanks to Jack for helping with the intro: http://www.youtube.com/user/jackvslife
LINKS AND SOURCES TO LEARN MORE BELOW.

music by http://www.youtube.com/JakeChudnow

GlobalRichList.com: http://www.globalrichlist.com/

Type currency symbols: http://currencies.typeit.org/

money changing hands [PDF]: http://www.swiftinstitute.org/sites/default/files/upload/The%20Statistics%20of%20Payments_v15%20-%20Chapter%204%20How%20fast%20is%20that%20buck.pdf

murder states in the US: http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/ucr/crime-in-the-u.s/2011/crime-in-the-u.s.-2011/persons-arrested

Bank robbery average [PDF]: http://www.cops.usdoj.gov/files/ric/publications/e03071267.pdf

currency left laying around:

http://www.moneyweb.co.za/moneyweb-economic-trends/how-much-cash-do-you-have-lying-around
http://highstreetmoney.co.uk/2012/11/lloyds-tsb-campaign-targets-320-million-of-household-change/
http://www.nhscleveland.org/blog/post/2012/11/20/Roll-Your-Change-Week-Returns-to-Cleveland!.aspx

cost of Arrested Development on Netflix (one season): http://www.wired.com/underwire/2013/03/netflix/

Money supply articles:

http://dollardaze.org/blog/
http://www.straightdope.com/columns/read/719/how-much-money-is-there

Money Supply on wikipedia:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Money_supply'>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Money_supply
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fractional_reserve_banking

amazing fake US money (SUPER DOLLARS): https://blog.hypovereinsbank.de/schoener-schein-banknoten-und-blueten-im-museum-fuer-druckkunst-leipzig/

is burning money illegal? http://www.nbcnews.com/id/7148966/ns/business-answer_desk/t/it-crime-burn-money/#.UW1MlSsa_50

KLF burns a million quid [videos]:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p5mNzOtm24I
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i6q4n5TQnpA

KLF burns a million quid [articles]:

http://blog.fxcc.com/the-klf-were-lightweights-at-burning-money-the-swiss-know-how-when-and-why-to-do-it/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/K_Foundation_Burn_a_Million_Quid

money burning on wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Money_burning'>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Money_burning

burn money the Steve Spangler way: http://www.stevespanglerscience.com/experiment/burning-money

Tyga eats money [video]: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7eaaTQnhF0M

Dirty Money:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Contaminated_currency
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=cocaine-contaminates-majority-of-american-currency

court case about drugs on money: http://caselaw.findlaw.com/us-9th-circuit/1441755.html

termite eat money: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2165354/Termites-eat-32-000-womans-safe-Taiwan.html

"money" on wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Money

fiat money:

http://www.forbes.com/sites/pascalemmanuelgobry/2013/01/08/all-money-is-fiat-money/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fiat_money

"fiat" etymology: http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?search=fiat

monopoly money color comparrison to US currency: http://25.media.tumblr.com/927603e8c482f52e9bf9ef4b135ae998/tumblr_mkecbeRSf41qch7b8o1_1280.jpg

tinkerbell effect:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tinkerbell_effect
http://www.reddit.com/r/RedditDayOf/comments/17mx51/til_that_the_tinkerbell_effect_is_a_term/
http://www.robbieparks.com/2011/08/26/the-tinkerbell-effect/

RELATED "Thomas Theorem": http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_theorem

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http://www.volokh.com/2003_01_26_volokh_archive.html
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