Money is a means of payment for services and goods. Money can also be defined as anything that allows us to purchase goods and services (Stanford 2008, 189). Money serves number of functions like measure of value, means of exchange and store of value. These functions often contradict each other and these contradictions may lead to economic crisis.
Function of money
Money: In ancient times, barter system was used for payment of services and commodities. It was difficult to put exchange value on commodities or services rendered. Trading in barter system was highly inefficient, as seller had to find a buyer who ...