Money, then and now
- July 5, 2019
- Bill Maurer, anthropology, via WNYC Studios, July 5, 2019 (Audio)
Most evidence suggests that money arose from recordkeeping — or, as UC Irvine professor Bill Maurer explains to Bob, "in the beginning was not the coin... in the beginning was the receipt." In this segment, Bob speaks with Maurer and Brown University's Mark Blyth about past and present myths about money, and what the history of money might suggest about its future.
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