Oh I know the history and within it do not forget the switch from gold to fiat currency (had to happen). Fiat currency is the answer to limited financial resources .. except for that nasty debt ring around the tub.
Anyways, I was hoping for someone to clearly, simply explain what the fiat system is and how it is not like the gold standard, which is what most people think of when they think of what money is. I can do it but not short and sweet.
I did have an idea of speaking of nations trading money back and forth, investors and traders to show this elevated fiat currency that most are not exposed to.