34 min

#71 - Jacob Goldstein on MONEY Books on Pod with Trey Elling

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NPR's Planet Money cohost Jacob Goldstein chats with Trey Elling about MONEY: THE TRUE STORY OF A MADE UP THING, including: why money is fiction AND fundamentally social, the origins of coins and paper money, Genghis Khan's grandson inventing inflation, Blaise Pascal's role in the formulation of insurance, how artificial light explains monetary progress, the gold standard's undoing, the rise of digital money, and more.

NPR's Planet Money cohost Jacob Goldstein chats with Trey Elling about MONEY: THE TRUE STORY OF A MADE UP THING, including: why money is fiction AND fundamentally social, the origins of coins and paper money, Genghis Khan's grandson inventing inflation, Blaise Pascal's role in the formulation of insurance, how artificial light explains monetary progress, the gold standard's undoing, the rise of digital money, and more.

34 min

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