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The Resource Money : the unauthorized biography, Felix Martin

Money : the unauthorized biography, Felix Martin

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Money : the unauthorized biography
Title
Money
Title remainder
the unauthorized biography
Statement of responsibility
Felix Martin
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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. What is money, and how does it work' In this tour de force of political, cultural and economic history, Felix Martin challenges nothing less than our conventional understanding of money. He describes how the Western idea of money emerged from interactions between Mesopotamia and ancient Greece and was shaped over the centuries by tensions between sovereigns and the emerging middle classes. He explores the extraordinary diversity of the world's monetary systems, from the Pacific island of Yap, where value was once measured by immovable stones, to the currency of today that exists solely on globally connected computer screens. Martin shows that money has always been a deeply political instrument, and that it is our failure to remember this that led to the crisis in our financial system and so to the Great Recession. He concludes with practical solutions to our current pressing, money-based problems. Money skips nimbly among such far-ranging topics as John Locke's disastrous excursion into economic policy, Montesquieu's faith in finance to discipline the power of kings, the social organization of ancient Sparta and the Soviet Union's ill-fated attempt to abolish money and banking altogether. Throughout, Martin makes vivid sense of a chaotic and sometimes incoherent system'the everyday currency that we all share'in the clearest and most stimulating terms. This is a magisterial work of history and economics, with profound implications for the world today. From the Hardcover edition
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RECBK
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1974-
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Martin, Felix
Dewey number
332.4/9
Index
no index present
LC call number
HG231
Literary form
unknown
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dictionaries
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  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economic History
  • Business
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Finance
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Money : the unauthorized biography, Felix Martin
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http://santaclara.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=59B7DD62-9398-4F27-9A7A-549034058C43
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Publication
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unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource.
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780307962447
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
EB00161490
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • ocn869377662
  • (OCoLC)869377662
Label
Money : the unauthorized biography, Felix Martin
Link
http://santaclara.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=59B7DD62-9398-4F27-9A7A-549034058C43
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780307962447
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
EB00161490
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • ocn869377662
  • (OCoLC)869377662

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