Money: The Unauthorized Biography--From Coinage to Cryptocurrencies

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Praise for "Money"
Finalist for "Guardian" First Book Award
"'Money is often held to have arisen as a solution to the shortcomings of barter: traders needed a universally acceptable 'medium of exchange.' In this lively history-cum-polemic, Martin says that the theory is 'entirely false, ' and that the essence of monetary exchange is not 'the swapping of goods and services for this commodity medium' but a 'system of credit accounts and their clearing.'"
"Compulsively readable . . . "Money "is a fascinating and entertaining pep talk for bankers, economists and armchair revolutionaries dissatisfied with the current financial system, and an attempt to galvanize them into action."
" " Heidi N. Moore, " New York Times Book Review"
Felix Martin's remarkable book asks the big question: do economists have any idea what money is? His compelling answer is: no. You may not agree with the answer. But it will certainly force you to think.
Martin Wolf, author of "Why Globalization Works"
Felix Martin has written a wonderfully original and entertaining history of money. If you have ever wondered why the whole system seems so dangerously and chronically unstable, this is the book to read.
Liaquat Ahamed, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "Lords of Finance"
""
Felix Martin s remarkable book "Money" is economic history and indeed cultural anthropology with a difference . . . his sparkling book is worth taking seriously.
Raymond Tallis, "Prospect"
"
""An excellent book . . . Full of interesting history and insight . . .a beautiful and sometimes even entrancing study of human thought about money."
" "Tyler Cowen, " Times Literary Supplement
"
"Blending history and economic analysis in his engaging first book, economist and bond investor Martin explains the development of sovereign currency and its critically important function in modern economies. . . Martin approaches his subject in entertaining fashion, discussing monetarism and monetary theory, from John Locke to the Federal Reserve System. . .Fluent, discursive, and informed. It holds considerable appeal for investors, their bankers, and those drawn to the mechanics of wealth."
" Publishers Weekly"
"[A] critical essay fizzing with ideas.
Noel Malcolm, "Sunday Telegraph"
Stimulating and timely.
David Priestland, "Guardian"
The virtueof Martin s book is that it exposes the deep flaws in the way we havetraditionally thought about money. The exposition is clear . . . Fresh.
Alex Brummer, "New Statesman"
Felix Martincondenses the broadest of subjects into a searing andpotentially life-changing read that destroys all accepted knowledge of this thing we sell our souls for.
"Shortlist"
So replete with literary and historical examples that the story almost tells itself . . . a lucid, colorful introduction to 3,000 years of monetary history.
Martin Sandbu, "Financial Times"
""
[Martin] wants to change the way youthink about money. He rejects thetextbook idea that it s an alternative tobarter, the oil in the engine of the world economy. He seesmoney as a liberating (though unstable) system ofcreating and exchanging credit. This original and thought-provoking history of what s inyour wallet also offers some controversial solutions to the financial crisis, such asraising inflation levels and writing off national debts.
"The Guardian" (UK) Summer Book Roundup
A most accessible and thrilling read. If you want to read just one book about money, this is it.
Ha-Joon Chang
Combines breadth of scholarship with a wealth of practical experience in tackling the most elusive of economic subjects the nature of money.
John Kay
Magnificent hugely imaginative, clear, coherent.
Robert Skidelsky
"[I]n this improbably lively account [...] Martin seeks a deeper understanding, relating money especially to power [...] Refreshingly free of jargon and long on ideas including the thought that if it s money that got us into our current mess, it s money that can get us out of it."
"Kirkus""

Praise for Money
Finalist for Guardian First Book Award
"'Money is often held to have arisen as a solution to the shortcomings of barter: traders needed a universally acceptable 'medium of exchange.' In this lively history-cum-polemic, Martin says that the theory is 'entirely false, ' and that the essence of monetary exchange is not 'the swapping of goods and services for this commodity medium' but a 'system of credit accounts and their clearing.'"
"Compulsively readable . . . Money is a fascinating and entertaining pep talk for bankers, economists and armchair revolutionaries dissatisfied with the current financial system, and an attempt to galvanize them into action."
Heidi N. Moore, New York Times Book Review
Felix Martin's remarkable book asks the big question: do economists have any idea what money is? His compelling answer is: no. You may not agree with the answer. But it will certainly force you to think.
Martin Wolf, author of Why Globalization Works

Felix Martin has written a wonderfully original and entertaining history of money. If you have ever wondered why the whole system seems so dangerously and chronically unstable, this is the book to read.
Liaquat Ahamed, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Lords of Finance

Felix Martin s remarkable book Money is economic history and indeed cultural anthropology with a difference . . . his sparkling book is worth taking seriously.
Raymond Tallis, Prospect

"An excellent book . . . Full of interesting history and insight . . .a beautiful and sometimes even entrancing study of human thought about money."
Tyler Cowen, Times Literary Supplement

"Blending history and economic analysis in his engaging first book, economist and bond investor Martin explains the development of sovereign currency and its critically important function in modern economies. . . Martin approaches his subject in entertaining fashion, discussing monetarism and monetary theory, from John Locke to the Federal Reserve System. . .Fluent, discursive, and informed. It holds considerable appeal for investors, their bankers, and those drawn to the mechanics of wealth."
Publishers Weekly
"[A] critical essay fizzing with ideas.
Noel Malcolm, Sunday Telegraph
Stimulating and timely.
David Priestland, Guardian
The virtueof Martin s book is that it exposes the deep flaws in the way we havetraditionally thought about money. The exposition is clear . . . Fresh.
Alex Brummer, New Statesman
Felix Martincondenses the broadest of subjects into a searing andpotentially life-changing read that destroys all accepted knowledge of this thing we sell our souls for.
Shortlist
So replete with literary and historical examples that the story almost tells itself . . . a lucid, colorful introduction to 3,000 years of monetary history.
Martin Sandbu, Financial Times

[Martin] wants to change the way youthink about money. He rejects thetextbook idea that it s an alternative tobarter, the oil in the engine of the world economy. He seesmoney as a liberating (though unstable) system ofcreating and exchanging credit. This original and thought-provoking history of what s inyour wallet also offers some controversial solutions to the financial crisis, such asraising inflation levels and writing off national debts.
The Guardian (UK) Summer Book Roundup
A most accessible and thrilling read. If you want to read just one book about money, this is it.
Ha-Joon Chang
Combines breadth of scholarship with a wealth of practical experience in tackling the most elusive of economic subjects the nature of money.
John Kay
Magnificent hugely imaginative, clear, coherent.
Robert Skidelsky
"[I]n this improbably lively account [...] Martin seeks a deeper understanding, relating money especially to power [...] Refreshingly free of jargon and long on ideas including the thought that if it s money that got us into our current mess, it s money that can get us out of it."
Kirkus"

Reseña del editor:

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 one of humankind s greatest inventions. Martin describes how the Western idea of money emerged in the ancient world, and was shaped over the centuries by tensions between sovereigns and the emerging middle classes. Money, he argues, has always been an intensely political instrument, and that it is our failure to remember this that led to the crisis in our financial system and the Great Recession. He concludes with practical solutions for making money serve us and, in an introduction and epilogue new to this edition, a discussion of what Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies mean for money's future. From John Locke to Montesquieu, from Sparta to the Soviet Union, Money is a far-ranging and magisterial work of history and economics, with profound implications for the world today.

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