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Money: Whence It Came, Where It Went

John Kenneth Galbraith


Money is nothing more than what is commonly exchanged for goods or services, so why has understanding it become so complicated? This book cuts through the confusions surrounding the subject to present a compelling and accessible account of a topic that affects us all. It tells the fascinating story of money, the key factors that shaped its development, the forces contending for control of money, and the lessons that can be learned from its history. The book describes the creation and evolution of monetary systems and explains how finance, credit, and banks work in the global economy. It also s ... More

Keywords: money, monetary systems, finance, credit, banks, global economy, inflation, fraud

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780691171661
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: May 2018 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691171661.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John Kenneth Galbraith, author
Harvard University