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The Origin of Money, Promises, Promises: A History of Debt - BBC Radio 4

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David Graeber examines the centrality of debt to the origin of money.
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The Origin of Money Pt 1 - YouTube

In which Prof Bill Maurer introduces the origin of money. This video is part of a larger online course, "From Barter to Bitcoin: Society, Technology and the ...
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The Global Minotaur: The Crash of 2008 and the Euro-Zone Crisis in Historical Perspective

The Global Minotaur: The Crash of 2008 and the Euro-Zone Crisis in Historical Perspective | money money money | Scoop.it
The Money Series: The Global Minotaur: The Crash of 2008 and the Euro-Zone Crisis in Historical Perspective Yanis Varoufakis & Justin Fox; Chair: Mark Mazower Wednesday, 9 November, 6:15pm Davis Auditorium, the Schapiro Center The Heyman Center for...
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Review: What the Great Depression taught the Fed - Reuters Blogs (blog)

Review: What the Great Depression taught the Fed - Reuters Blogs (blog) | money money money | Scoop.it
Ben Bernanke is an expert on the famous crash. But Barry Eichengreen argues in his new book that the Fed boss during the 2008 crunch hadn't learnt the lessons of the boom preceding the bust.
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Looking to the Founders: The Copper Panic and The Gold Standard Debate - IVN News

Looking to the Founders: The Copper Panic and The Gold Standard Debate - IVN News | money money money | Scoop.it
Prior to the Federal Reserve, America's business cycles were totally out of control -- with booms and busts every few years.
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Thinking About Money - Huffington Post

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When the stock market crashed in 1929, I was four years old, too young to take notice. That changed in a few years' time. My father was a banker in a small town on the border between Tennessee and Virginia in the foothills of the Appalachian mountains. The town had a few light industries and was surrounded by truck farming. I was eight years old when the banks were closed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt to prevent a "run" on them. There was a danger that eveerybody might want to take their money out of banks at the same time, in which case the banks would collapse. So Roosevelt (FDR) closed them temporarily to let panic cool down.

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What the Islamic State's currency tells us about the bloody origins of money - Quartz

What the Islamic State's currency tells us about the bloody origins of money - Quartz | money money money | Scoop.it
A far cry from the Federal Reserve.
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The Bloody History of Money, From Ancient Rome to ISIS - The Atlantic

The Bloody History of Money, From Ancient Rome to ISIS - The Atlantic | money money money | Scoop.it
Finance was linked to violence thousands of years before the Islamic State proposed its own currency.
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When Money Dies: Germany And Fiat Money After 1910

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The story of the destruction of the German mark during the hyper-inflation of Weimar Germany from 1919 to its horrific peak in November 1923 is usually dismissed as a bizarre anomaly in the economic history of the twentieth century. But no episode better illustrates the dire consequences of unsound money or makes a more devastating, real-life case against fiat-currency: where there is no restraint, monetary death will follow.

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Cryptoanarchist vs Austrian School Origin of Money Roundable, part 3

This week continues our discussion on the history of money as it applies to Bitcoin with a discussion of Chaum's blinded cash.

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There's A Lot We Can Learn From The Financial Crisis Of July 1914 — And We Haven't Yet

There's A Lot We Can Learn From The Financial Crisis Of July 1914 — And We Haven't Yet | money money money | Scoop.it
We know far less than we think we do. (There's a lot we can learn from the financial crisis of July 1914. And we haven't yet.
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The Financial Crisis of 1837 - Reason (blog)

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In May 1837, a major financial crisis engulfed America's approximately 800 banks, with all but six ceasing to redeem their banknotes and deposits for specie (gold or silver coins).

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Shelling Out -- The Origins of Money

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From the very start, England's 17th century colonies in America had a problem -- a shortage of coins [D94, T01] The British idea was to grow large amounts of tobacco, cut timber for the ships of their global navy and merchant marine, and so forth, sending in return the supplies they felt were needed to keep the Americans working. In effect, early colonists were supposed to both work for the company and shop at the company store. The investors and the Crown much preferred this to paying in coin what the farmers might ask, letting the farmers themselves buy the supplies -- and, heaven forbid, keep some of the profit as well.


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How Adolf Hitler Tackled Financial and Economic Crisis Within Three Years

How Adolf Hitler Tackled Financial and Economic Crisis Within Three Years | money money money | Scoop.it
Within three years unemployment was banished and Germany’s economy was flourishing.
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On the Origins of Money: Darwin and the Evolution of Cryptocurrency

The son of a wealthy English family, Darwin was not a man in need of money. Nonetheless, for On the Origin of Species and his other publications, Darwin received royalties that were most likely paid in British Sterling.
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A long view of money, wars & governments - Tribune-Review

A long view of money, wars & governments - Tribune-Review | money money money | Scoop.it

The 2008 financial crisis and its aftermath are part of a cycle of history that began five centuries ago, according to Kwasi Kwarteng's “War and Gold: A 500-Year History of Empires, Adventures, and Debt” (PublicAffairs, available Tuesday).


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Watch now: Need To Know | David Graeber on the History of Debt | PBS Video

Talk of debt had Washington gridlocked and permeated the national and international conversation for much of the summer But the debate over what to do about debt is nothing new according to David Graeber the author of a new book Debt The First 5000 Years Need to Know host Alison Stewart talks with Graeber about our misconceptions about debt and why it plays such a large role in history
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    Weird Money Facts: Why We Throw Money in Fountains

    Weird Money Facts: Why We Throw Money in Fountains | money money money | Scoop.it
    Ever wonder where the tradition of throwing coins into wishing wells originated? Well, read on and wonder no more! (Ever thrown a coin into a fountain & made a wish?
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    Jesse's Café Américain: Financial Crisis in America: If Only the King ...

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    In pre-Revolutionary France, common people would often say of their problems, “If only the King knew . . . .” Whatever evils they suffered at the hand of their government must be due to the king’s ministers and officials, for the king himself could not be at fault. 

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    The Origin of Modern Money

    The Origin of Modern Money | money money money | Scoop.it

    Money. When we think of money, we Americans and many around the world think of a special piece of paper, usually with a politicians face printed on it and covered with a number telling the owner of that bill what value it would represent did we still have a commodity backed currency. However, how did we end up using money, or, indirect exchange, in the economy?

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    The dollar's decline from the gold standard - The Daily Progress

    The dollar's decline from the gold standard - The Daily Progress | money money money | Scoop.it

    The U.S. dollar was first regulated by the Coinage Act of 1792 and prescribed as 371.25 grains of pure silver. The eagle, worth $10, was 247.5 grains of gold. One cent, worth a hundredth of a dollar, was 24 grains of copper.

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    Gold vs. bitcoin: An apocalyptic showdown - The Term Sheet: Fortune's deals blogTerm Sheet

    Gold vs. bitcoin: An apocalyptic showdown - The Term Sheet: Fortune's deals blogTerm Sheet | money money money | Scoop.it

    Since the fall of the Bretton Woods monetary regime in 1971 and the double-digit inflation that followed, investors have considered gold a hedge against inflation and a check against central banks who have the capacity to resort to money printing and currency devaluation as a means of decreasing the burden of public debt and encouraging export growth. But while gold often thrives in inflationary environments, it's really a bet against something far worse than inflation. After all, run-of-the-mill stocks, real estate, or even inflation-protected government bonds can protect you against against a decline in the real value of government-issued currencies. But for many investors all over the world, gold is a great protector against much more severe events than 1970s-style inflation, like war or prolonged depression.

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    Harold James examines the real story behind the international response to the near-meltdown in 2008. - Project Syndicate

    Harold James examines the real story behind the international response to the near-meltdown in 2008. - Project Syndicate | money money money | Scoop.it

    PRINCETON – Balzac’s great novel Lost Illusions ends with an exposition of the difference between “official history,” which is “all lies,” and “secret history” – that is, the real story. It used to be possible to obscure history’s scandalous truths for a long time – even forever. Not anymore.



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    The Intimacy Of Money - Forbes


    So the question is, how does your money history manifest itself? What are your intimate feelings about money and can you connect those feelings to your experience?

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    Of Tulips, Twitter And Other Bubble Phenomena - Forbes

    Of Tulips, Twitter And Other Bubble Phenomena - Forbes | money money money | Scoop.it

    One of the first historically recorded speculative bubbles happened with tulip bulbs in the Netherlands in the 1630s, when intense speculation caused an investor mania for the flower.  Eventually, this mania drove the price of certain tulip bulbs to over ten times what a skilled artisan or craftsman might expect to earn over the course of a full year.

     
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