Stefan Eich examines six crucial episodes of monetary crisis, recovering the neglected political theories of money in the thought of such figures as Aristotle, John Locke, Johann Gottlieb Fichte, Karl Marx, and John Maynard Keynes. He shows how these layers of crisis have come to define the way we look at money, and argues that informed public debate about money requires a better appreciation of the diverse political struggles over its meaning.
Keywords: money, convention, real value, coin, commodity money, creditbank notes, currency, capitalism, Bank of England, monetary revolution, public debt, public finance, Gold Standard, neutrality, economics hls.harvard.edu/Desan https://www.amazon.co.uk/Making-Money-Currency-Coming-Capitalism/dp/0198709579 Money travels the modern world in disguise. It looks like a convention of human exchange - a commodity like gold or a medium like language. But its history … Continue reading Christine Desan