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Martin, Felix, 1974-
Money : the unauthorised biography / Felix Martin
First American edition
Production, publication, distribution, manufacture, copyright New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2014
©2013
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 3rd Floor  HG231 .M37 2014    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Money -- History
Physical Description viii, 320 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Note "This is a Borzoi book"--Title page verso
"Originally published in Great Britain under the title Money: The Unauthorized Biography by The Bodley Head, a division of Random House, London, in 2013."
Includes bibliographical references (pages 301-309) and index
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
Summary From ancient currency to Adam Smith, from the gold standard to shadow banking and the Great Recession: a sweeping historical epic that traces the development and evolution of one of humankind's greatest inventions
Language Text in English
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