Yet another measure of American mediocrity: Financial literacy

15-year-olds in the U.S. aren't all that good with money. In fact, they're pretty bad with it.

How tight jeans almost ruined America’s money

When tight jeans became a fashion trend, it meant trouble for the company that makes the paper for our money.

The Fed doesn’t think it’s a good idea to replace dollar bills with coins

A new analysis shows dollar coins may not be the value they're cracked up to be.

  • Neil Irwin
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  • Dec 12, 2013

Bitcoin needs a central banker

The digital currency has been soaring lately. That shows why it's not yet ready for prime time.

  • Neil Irwin
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  • Nov 19, 2013

Five things you need to know about the new hundred-dollar bill

The same company has made paper for greenbacks since 1879, and other things you probably didn't know about your money.

Paul Krugman thinks low interest rates are behind the boom in paper currency. Not so fast!

Why are people really stockpiling $100 bills? It probably has to do with fear, not just low interest rates.

We’re an increasingly cashless society. So why is there more cash than ever?

There is $1.19 trillion in paper currency in circulation, an all-time high. Here's why.

Did I get the money-and-politics debate all wrong?

Responding to the critics of my money and politics columns.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • May 28, 2013

$100 bills remain one of America’s leading exports

A new study finds that the amount of U.S. currency in circulation has been soaring in recent years. Where is it going? Abroad.

  • Brad Plumer
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  • Apr 9, 2013

The most depressing graphic for members of Congress

Ever wanted to be in Congress? This slide will make you reconsider.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Jan 14, 2013