Stalag 17

Media Type: Film Clips Topic: Supply & Demand, Money & Banking

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The key point of interest in this film scene is the use of cigarettes as a currency among the prisoners inside Stalag 17. In the scene, there are three distinct transactions involving the use of cigarettes as a medium of exchange. You can develop an excellent discussion by asking your class whether or not cigarettes make the best choice of a money among the items typically found in a Red Cross shipment. This scene is best used when discussing the characteristics that make a good money. 

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