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Move over, Hamilton

Soc sci dean to help Department of Treasury determine first female face on new $10

Helen Keller, Sacagawea and Susan B. Anthony – sounds like pretty great company to keep. The Department of the Treasury is getting ready to add another female face to U.S. currency, and will be making history with its move to put a woman on the new $10 bill – the first U.S. paper note that will feature a female. To help in the bill redesign, Treasury is tapping the expertise of social sciences dean and anthropology professor Bill Maurer. Maurer is an internationally recognized expert on the anthropology of money, finance and law, and has written on everything having to do with money and its technologies, from ancient coins to credit card imprinters. He's the author of four books, including Mutual Life, Limited: Islamic Banking, Alternative Currencies, Lateral Reason, which won the Victor Turner Prize in Ethnographic Writing in 2005, and the soon to be released How Would You Like To Pay? How Technology is Changing the Future of Money. More...


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Neumark, Fortune

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Internet anger, traffic stops
Lee, BBC

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Neumark on minimum wage

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Trump cards and green cards
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Asia's gender imbalance
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