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Wouldn't abolition of cash give rise to a substitute currency?

Some countries (e.g. Sweden and Denmark) plan to abolish physical cash in the future and restrict the use of cash to electronical deposits. One of the reasons for this is to prevent hoarding / boost ...
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Why hasn't massive derivatives exposures at banks already led to disaster?

I recently heard that Deutsche Bank had $72trillion of "derivatives exposure", which is many times greater then the entire German GDP. Now as I understand it, derivatives are essentially just bets ...
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What would be the economic impact of regulating advertising?

What I mean by that putting a regulation on businesses that says they can't spend more on advertising than expanding their business. I know something like this would be very hard to regulate, but I'...