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Wish I knew this when I was in my 20's. Shows how the money system developed out of crisis. Clean explanations.
Necessary machinery to understand of civilization and capitalism.

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Thorough and Engaging
Found myself amazed at how little I knew of the real workings of money and impresses at how well organized the material was presented. Gracefully ushering you from the first
instance of a financial instrument through its evolutions to the current day I was left with a new and broader grasp on the reality of our financial world. Fantastic read. 

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A very readable introduction to the "dismal science" of economics. The book is full of fascinating anecdotes explaining how innovations in the use of money influenced social or political history. It ends with an explicit and extended analogy between the "ascent of money" and evolutionary processes which leaves open the question of whether money is prosthetic enhancement or a cancer....  

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