The History of Money

  • by Jack Weatherford
  • Narrated by Victor Bevine
  • 10 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

From primitive man's cowrie shells to the electronic cash card, from the markets of Timbuktu to the New York Stock Exchange, The History of Money explores how money and the myriad forms of exchange have affected humanity, and how they will continue to shape all aspects of our lives--economic, political, and personal.

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Money over the history of humanity

This is an excellent listen as it describes all versions of money over the history of humanity. It describes many good events in history that have resulted in the effects of money. For example, when money was in silver and gold coins the spanish found huge reserves in south america, then it became the richest country because money was valued in the coins. It goes from barter to the current system and what made a great impression upon me is just how short a time it has been since money was held in computer records and the credit crunch occurred very quickly (in historical timeline). Well worth the money and worth listening to a few times, good stories to tell your friends at dinner parties.
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- P

Good, but missing what's happening now

The book could do with Ann appendix for what happened in the last 20 years.
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- Pete

Book Details

  • Release Date: 16-02-2010
  • Publisher: Audible Studios