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Money: A Shared Fiction

Constant Wonder
  • Mar 12, 2021 8:00 pm
  • 21:15

From bank notes to credit cards to bitcoin, forms of money change. Historically, Europeans thought Marco Polo was lying when he told them the Chinese used paper money. How the world has come to embrace the necessary fiction of money. Guest: Jacob Goldstein, author of “Money: The True Story of a Made-Up Thing”