Bill Maurer

Without the mundanity of use in daily transactions, the $2’s relative rarity means it elicits a certain reaction when it does show up. … “It’s a thing that comes through your hands once in a blue moon, so every time that happens…it compels people to ask themselves what to do with it,” Professor and [Dean] Bill Maurer, an economic anthropologist at the University of California Irvine, explains. 

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