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bad money drives out good Explained

bad money drives out good at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: wikipedia » Gresham's law


Traditional sentiment, both in literal and metaphorical sense, dating to ancient works such as Inter: w » Aristophanes' Inter: w » The Frogs, and appearing in various forms in various Islamic and European medieval texts.Inter: w » George Selgin|Selgin, G., University of Georgia (2003). [ Gresham's Law].
In English, termed Inter: w » Gresham's law since 1858 (coinage by Inter: w » Henry Dunning Macleod).


Inter: en-proverb » head=bad money drives out good
  • Debased coinage (with low levels of precious metals) replaces purer coinage (with higher levels of precious metals).
    1. Inter: qualifier » metaphorically Mediocre talent drives away real talent.


      Inter: trans-top » debased coinage replaces purer coinage

  • Chinese: Inter: t- » cmn|劣幣驅逐良幣|sc=Hant, Inter: t- » cmn|劣币驱逐良币|sc=Hans

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|悪貨は良貨を駆逐する
    • Korean: Inter: t- » ko|악화는 양화를 구축한다|tr=aghwa-neun yanghwa-reul guchug-handa (calque of Greshams law'')

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » mediocre talent drives away real talent
    Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Korean: Inter: t+ » ko|적반하장|tr=賊反荷杖, jeog-ban-ha-jang (the robber on the contrary holds the rod), Inter: t- » ko|주객전도|tr=主客顚倒, ju-gaeg-jeon-do (the host and the guest upset)

    Inter: trans-botto » m


    Translation: ko » bad money drives out good