Cart
Free Shipping on all orders in Australia
Over 7 million books in stock
We aim to be carbon neutral by 2022
Money By Felix Martin

Money by Felix Martin

Condition - Very Good
$22,49
5 in stock

Summary

What is money, and how does it work? The conventional answer is that people once used sugar in the West Indies, tobacco in Virginia, and dried cod in Newfoundland, and that today's financial universe evolved from barter. This title tells a history and explains the truth about money: what it is, where it comes from, and how it works.

Money Summary

Money: The Unauthorised Biography by Felix Martin

What is money, and how does it work? The conventional answer is that people once used sugar in the West Indies, tobacco in Virginia, and dried cod in Newfoundland, and that today's financial universe evolved from barter. Unfortunately, there is a problem with this story. It's wrong. And not just wrong, but dangerous. Money: the Unauthorised Biography unfolds a panoramic secret history and explains the truth about money: what it is, where it comes from, and how it works. Drawing on stories from throughout human history and around the globe, Money will radically rearrange your understanding of the world and shows how money can once again become the most powerful force for freedom we have ever known.

Money Reviews

"Brilliant... A fascinating new way of telling the story of what money is" -- John Lanchester Guardian "A superb synthesis...a lucid, colourful introduction to 3,000 years of monetary history... So replete with literary and historical examples that the story almost tells itself" -- Martin Sandbu Financial Times "Magnificent - hugely imaginative, clear, coherent" -- Robert Skidelsky "Fizzing with ideas" Sunday Telegraph "Compulsively readable" New York Times "A most accessible and thrilling read. If you want to read just one book about money, this is it" -- Ha-Joon Chang "If you don't know about economics, this is a really good introduction...gets right to the heart of it" -- Misha Glenny "It's a wealth of understanding for understanding wealth" Esquire "Combines breadth of scholarship with a wealth of practical experience in tackling the most elusive of economic subjects - the nature of money" -- John Kay "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

About Felix Martin

Felix Martin was educated in the UK, Italy and the US, and holds degrees in classics, international relations and economics, including a D.Phil. in Economics from Oxford University. He worked for the World Bank and for the European Stability Initiative think tank, and is currently a partner in the fixed income division at Liontrust Asset Management plc.

Additional information

GOR004972210
Money: The Unauthorised Biography by Felix Martin
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Vintage Publishing
2013-06-06
336
1847922333
9781847922335
Long-listed for Guardian First Book Award 2013
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

Customer Reviews - Money