It is one of man’s greatest inventions, designed to set us free – but we have become its slaves. It dominates our lives – but how much do we understand about it?
Money has come in many different forms: sugar in the West Indies, tobacco in Virginia, dried cod in Newfoundland. And where did it start? Orthodox economics says that today’s financial structure evolved from bartering. In fact this is the first misconception in a false history which has led to some very flawed assumptions.
MONEY: AN UNAUTHORISED BIOGRAPHY unfolds nothing less than a panoramic alternative, secret history of money – what it is and how it works. Drawing on stories from throughout human history and around the globe, Money will radically reconfigure your understanding of our greatest invention and rearrange your understanding of the world.
Author: Martin, Felix
Publisher: UK: Bodley Head; US: Knopf; Canada: Doubleday; Dutch: Atlas-Contact; German: DVA; Japanese: Toyo Keizai; Portuguese (Brazil): Companhia das Letras; Portuguese: Temas & Debates; Russian: Sindbad
Schedule: Publication Summer 2013