Having read dozens of important contributions to the theory and origin of money (e.g. Graeber's Debt the first 5000 years, Ingham's Nature of Money, Galbraith's Money: Whence IT Came, Where IT Went, Quiggin's A Survey of Primitive Money, Hudson's books on debt, Wray's Modern Money Theory: A Primer on Macroeconomics, etc), I initially thought that this book would be boring. However since I really like this topic and I enjoyed the same authors'other book called "Debt as power", I gave this book a chance. I did not regret it !
Although it is a short book, it is full of information. It's also very readable.
The authors through a relatively detailed description of the history and the different theories of money and a carefull explanation of our current monetary system, they masterfully show how the few rich (the 10%, 1%, call them however you like), exploits us all and make huge profits. The authors finally propose some solutions in order to reform our deeply exploitative and unfair monetary system.
In short: If you are interested in understanding the world we live in, then dont's miss this book !!
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