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Money : the unauthorized biography from coinage to cryptocurrencies

Author: Felix Martin
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 2015. ©2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First Vintage Books edition
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What is money, and how does it work? From ancient currency to Adam Smith, from the gold standard to shadow banking and the Great Recession. it's a sweeping, historical epic that traces the development and evolution of one of humankind's greatest inventions.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Felix Martin
ISBN: 9780345803559 0345803558 9780307962447 030796244X
OCLC Number: 899245257
Description: x, 323 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: What is money? --
Getting money's measure --
The Aegean invention of economic value --
The monetary maquis --
The birth of the money interest --
The natural history of the vampire squid --
The great monetary settlement --
The economic consequences of Mr. Locke --
Money through the looking-glass --
Strategies of the sceptics --
Structural solutions --
Hamlet without the prince : how economics forgot money ... --
... And why it is a problem --
How to turn the locusts into bees --
The boldest measures are the safest --
Taking money seriously --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: Felix Martin.

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What is money, and how does it work? From ancient currency to Adam Smith, from the gold standard to shadow banking and the Great Recession. it's a sweeping, historical epic that traces the development and evolution of one of humankind's greatest inventions.

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