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The Evolution of Money

From ancient Greece to the digital era

By David Orrell and Roman Chlupatý
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The Evolution of Money by David Orrell and Roman Chlupatý

The Evolution of Money (2016) offers an insightful look at the history of currency in civilized society, from shells and coins to the digital ones and zeroes of an online bank account. Find out how monetary systems have always functioned much like religion – without faith and belief, they’d collapse – and learn what the future may have in store.

  • Students of politics and economics
  • Businesspeople
  • Anyone curious about the financial crisis of 2007

David Orrell is a Canadian author with a doctorate in mathematics from the University of Oxford. His writing has been featured in several economic publications and his other books include Truth or Beauty: Science and The Quest for Order.

Roman Chlupatý is a journalist and consultant who specializes in economics and politics. He is also the author of the book (S)OUR EARTH: Fourteen Interviews About Things That Are Changing Our World.

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