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Proud Commerce Student (Elizabeth Wamicha, YouTube Channel)


commerce : the exchange or buying and selling of commodities on a large scale involving transportation from place to place — Merriam-Webster   See also OneLook


Roget’s II (, Merriam-Webster Thesaurus, Visuwords


Commerce is the activity of buying and selling of goods and services. The system includes legal, economic, political, social, cultural and technological systems that are in operation in any country or internationally. Thus, commerce is a system or an environment that affects the business prospects of economies. It can also be defined as a component of business which includes all activities, functions involved in transferring goods from producers to consumers. — Wikipedia

Business is the activity of making one’s living or making money by producing or buying and selling products (such as goods and services). — Wikipedia

Money is any item or verifiable record that is generally accepted as payment for goods and services and repayment of debts, such as taxes, in a particular country or socio-economic context. The main functions of money are distinguished as: a medium of exchange, a unit of account, a store of value and sometimes, a standard of deferred payment. Any item or verifiable record that fulfils these functions can be considered as money. — Wikipedia


Money & Finance (Wolfram Alpha)



Talks about Commerce (TED: Ideas Worth Spreading)
Articles about Commerce (Big Think)




Economics is the science that studies the production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services. Economics focuses on the behavior and interactions of economic agents and how economies work. Microeconomics is a field which analyzes what’s viewed as basic elements in the economy, including individual agents and markets, their interactions, and the outcomes of interactions. Individual agents may include, for example, households, firms, buyers, and sellers. Macroeconomics analyzes the economy as a system where production, consumption, saving, and investment interact, and factors affecting it: employment of the resources of labor, capital, and land, currency inflation, economic growth, and public policies that have impact on these elements. — Wikipedia



Commerce Campaigns (Kickstarter)
Commerce Campaigns (Indiegogo)


Commerce (Etsy)
Commerce Gifts (Zazzle)


Communication, transportation and commerce have been intertwined since the beginning of human history, and they remain closely related.

The success of the first electronic telegraph line in 1844 opened an era of modern communication. Before the telegraph there existed no separation between transportation and communication. Information traveled only as fast as the messenger who carried it. — D. J. Czitrom, Media and the American Mind

This reality was even codified in the Dewey Decimal library classification system:

380 Commerce, Communications, Transportation (Library Thing)

See also   Communication, Communications and Transportation




Encyclopedia of Economic and Business History (Economic History Association)
History of Money (Wikipedia)


National Numismatic Collection (National Museum of American History)
Money: About 2000 BC – Present Day (British Museum)


DDC: 380 Commerce (Library Thing)
Subject: Commerce (Library Thing)

Subject: Commerce (Open Library)

LCC: HF Commerce (UPenn Online Books)

LCC: HF Commerce (Library of Congress)
Subject: Commerce (Library of Congress)

Subject: Commerce (WorldCat)




U.S. Mint Coin Classroom
Educational Resources (AFSA Education Foundation)

MERLOT: Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching
OER Commons: Open Educational Resources



Business Management and Administration (CareerOneStop, U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration)
Finance (CareerOneStop, U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration)


Wall Street Journal
Financial Times

Commerce (JSTOR)
Commerce (NPR Archives)


United States Department of Commerce (Official Site)
United States Department of Commerce (Wikipedia)

United States Department of the Treasury (Official Site)
United States Department of the Treasury (Wikipedia)

United States Mint (Official Site)
United States Mint (Wikipedia)

United States Federal Reserve (Official Site)
United States Federal Reserve (Wikipedia)


Commerce (



The Most Annoying, Pretentious And Useless Business Jargon (Max Mallet, Brett Nelson and Chris Steiner, Forbes)


Markets (Tim Hunkin, The Rudiments of Wisdom Encyclopedia)
Banks (Tim Hunkin, The Rudiments of Wisdom Encyclopedia)
Money (Tim Hunkin, The Rudiments of Wisdom Encyclopedia)
Coinage (Tim Hunkin, The Rudiments of Wisdom Encyclopedia)


Monopoly (Hasbro)
Monopoly (Wikipedia)


Numismatics Numismatics is the study or collection of currency, including coins, tokens, paper money, medals and related objects. — Wikipedia

American Numismatics Association (Official Site)
American Numismatic Association (YouTube Channel)
American Numismatics Association (Wikipedia)

Coin Collecting (Discover a Hobby)




Here are links to pages about closely related subjects.

Knowledge Form

Innovation Creativity, Mathematics
Science Research, Discovery
Technology Invention, Intellectual Property
Commerce Entrepreneurship, Product


Historically Associated Subjects

Communication, CommunicationsTransportation



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