Jacob Goldstein on Money

Books on Pod with Trey Elling | 22 September 2020 | 0h 34m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Jacob Goldstein about his book Money: The True Story of a Made Up Thing. Discusses why money is fiction and fundamentally social, the origins of coins and paper money, Genghis Khan’s grandson inventing inflation, Blaise Pascal’s role in the formulation of insurance, how artificial light explains monetary progress, the gold standard’s undoing, the rise of digital money, and more.