HUM - Week 8 Assigment 2

The most important the most important of the four

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The most Important The most important of the four innovations or creations that I choose is the Paper; paper led to many important by-products that we use today, one of those by-products is paper money. Paper money is important because it is the global accepted method of trade. Before paper money, people would exchange goods for goods or services. The problem with this method is that both ends must have something the other wants. For example, if you needed corn and wanted to trade your services as a carpenter but the corn farmer wanted eggs, you would not be able to trade. Paper money allows you to pay for the corn in cash because the farmer knows he can take that money and use it elsewhere. Reference 10 Great Ancient Chinese Inventions, Listverse, Retive From: Great Chinese Inventions, Minnesota-China Connection, Retrive From: The Importance of Paper Money, By Mark Kennan, eHow.com, Retrive From:
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