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Stuff You Should Know

Josh Clark

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Hardcover
  • Year
2020
  • Pages
304
  • Language
English

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Money only works because we all agree to believe in it. In Money, Jacob Goldstein shows how money is a useful fiction that has shaped societies for thousands of years, from the rise of coins in ancient Greece to the first stock market in Amsterdam to the emergence of shadow banking in the 21st century.

At the heart of the story are the fringe thinkers and world leaders who reimagined money. Kublai Khan, the Mongol emperor, created paper money backed by nothing, centuries before it appeared in the west. John Law, a professional gambler and convicted murderer, brought modern money to France (and destroyed the country’s economy). The cypherpunks, a group of radical libertarian computer programmers, paved the way for bitcoin.

Item Weight:  1.5 pounds
Hardcover: 304 pages
ISBN-10: 1250268508
ISBN-13: 978-0670785933
Publisher: Home Publishing;
(November 24, 2020)
Product Dimensions: 7.59 x 1.04 x 9.46 inches
Language: English

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