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The Lost Science of Money: The Mythology of Money, the Story of Power

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Hardcover, 724 pages
Published June 9th 2004 by American Monetary Institute (first published December 2002)
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Clif
Dec 13, 2015 Clif rated it liked it
This is a huge and curious book, according to the author originally published in Switzerland in German. The English version came out 13 years ago.

The point it tries to make is that money is a legal concept and should by law be issued by government as needed, not by banks in a fractional reserve system like we have in the United States.

In our system, the government must go into debt through the issue of bonds by way of the banking system in order to pay for services to the people, needlessly borr
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Nicholas Duffew
If you want to understand the current financial mess and how we got here, this is a really good book to start with. Traces the history of money from around 1,500 BC to present day. Answers the question 'what is money?' and makes you think about what money 'should be'.
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Jun 05, 2011 Scott rated it really liked it
A seminal and vital work for any serious economics student
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Nov 21, 2009 Joe rated it it was amazing
Great insights found in no other book.
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