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CHANGE. The exchange of money for money. The giving, for example, dollars for eagles, dimes for dollars, cents for dimes. This is a contract which always takes place in the same place. By change is also understood small money. Poth. Contr. de Change, n. 1.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Contract law influences the decision to change one's mind about keeping a promise.
One of the nice things about the culture of science is that it encourages one to change one's mind if new information comes to light.
There were indeed plenty of reasons to change one's mind about the future, including the secretary of the treasury's hint that the dollar would be allowed to fall free against the German mark in a kind of devaluation war and monthly data indicating that the economy was weaker than expected.
Making up one's mind, an essential skill of the past, may now be no more important than a new essential skill of the future--learning how to change one's mind. A basic strategy for playing it safe in the past was to avoid change, but that may be the more risky strategy in the future.