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Nature of Money: New Directions in Political Economy

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In this important new book, Geoffrey Ingham draws on neglected traditions in the social sciences to develop a theory of the 'social relation' of money.
Genuinely multidisciplinary approach, based on a thorough knowledge of theories of money in the social sciences
An original development of the neglected heterodox theories of money
New histories of the origins and
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Paperback, 264 pages
Published April 9th 2004 by Polity Press
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An absolute gem. Essential reading for anyone who wants to understand the inherent contradictions in the functions money has.
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This book explains critically the many theories that emerged around money and its functions. Its language is accessible even for those without an Economics background.
Ingham synthesizes the several theories of money to conclude that money is a social and political construct. Money signifies a credit relation, which is to say money is much more complex than a simple commodity.
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