• Recall this Book 23: Chris Desan on Making Money

    Author(s):
    Chris Desan, Elizabeth Ferry, John Plotz
    Date:
    2020
    Subject(s):
    Economics
    Item Type:
    Podcast
    Tag(s):
    capitalism
    Permanent URL:
    https://doi.org/10.17613/yvz9-5c74
    Abstract:
    This is the first of several RTB episodes about the history of money. We are ranging from the earliest forms of labor IOUs to the modern world of bitcoin and electronically distributed value. Our idea is that forms matter, and matter in ways that those who profit from those forms often strive to keep hidden. Today, we begin by focusing on the rise of capitalism, the Bank of England, and how an explosion of liquidity changed everything. We are lucky to do so with Christine Desan of Harvard Law School, who recently published Making Money: Coin, Currency, and the Coming of Capitalism (Oxford University Press, 2014). She is also managing editor of JustMoney.org, a website that explores money as a critical site of governance. Desan's research explores money as a legal and political project. Her approach opens economic orthodoxy to question by widening the focus on money as an instrument, to examine the institutions and agreements through which resources are mobilized and tracked, by means of money. In doing so, she shows that particular forms of money, and the markets within which they circulate, are neither natural or inevitable.
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    Last Updated:
    2 years ago
    License:
    Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike

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