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Money is nothing more than what is commonly exchanged for goods or services, so why has understanding it become so complicated? In Money, renowned economist John Kenneth Galbraith cuts through the confusions surrounding the subject to present a compelling and accessible account of a topic that affects us all. He tells the fascinating story of money, the key factors that shaped its development, and the lessons that can be learned from its history. He describes the creation and evolution of monetary systems and explains how finance, credit, and banks work in the global economy. Galbraith also shows that, when it comes to money, nothing is truly new—least of all inflation and fraud.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
  2. pp. i-vi
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Foreword
  2. James K. Galbraith
  3. pp. ix-xii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xiii-xvi
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  1. CHAPTER 1 Money
  2. pp. 1-7
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  1. CHAPTER 2 Of Coins and Treasure
  2. pp. 8-20
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  1. CHAPTER 3 Banks
  2. pp. 21-32
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  1. CHAPTER 4 The Bank
  2. pp. 33-51
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  1. CHAPTER 5 Of Paper
  2. pp. 52-66
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  1. CHAPTER 6 An Instrument of Revolution
  2. pp. 67-77
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  1. CHAPTER 7 The Money War
  2. pp. 78-96
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  1. CHAPTER 8 The Great Compromise
  2. pp. 97-117
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  1. CHAPTER 9 The Price
  2. pp. 118-134
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  1. CHAPTER 10 The Impeccable System
  2. pp. 135-155
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  1. CHAPTER 11 The Fall
  2. pp. 156-169
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  1. CHAPTER 12 The Ultimate Inflation
  2. pp. 170-189
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  1. CHAPTER 13 The Self-Inflicted Wounds
  2. pp. 190-210
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  1. CHAPTER 14 When the Money Stopped
  2. pp. 211-228
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  1. CHAPTER 15 The Threat of the Impossible
  2. pp. 229-249
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  1. CHAPTER 16 The Coming of J. M. Keynes
  2. pp. 250-271
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  1. CHAPTER 17 War and the Next Lesson
  2. pp. 272-292
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  1. CHAPTER 18 Good Years: The Preparation
  2. pp. 293-309
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  1. CHAPTER 19 The New Economics at High Noon
  2. pp. 310-326
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  1. CHAPTER 20 Where It Went
  2. pp. 327-347
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  1. CHAPTER 21 Afterword
  2. pp. 348-360
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 361-374
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781400889082
Related ISBN
9780691171661
MARC Record
OCLC
999727749
Pages
392
Launched on MUSE
2017-10-26
Language
English
Open Access
No
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