Jacob Goldstein

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book | Non-Fiction | 2020
US & Canada → Hachette Book Group (Ed. Paul Whitlatch)
UK & Comm → Atlantic Books
From Bronze Age to Bitcoin, the True Story of a Made Up Thing 

Humans invented money from nothing, so why can't we live without it? And why does no one understand what it really is? In this lively tour through the centuries, Jacob Goldstein charts the story of this paradoxical commodity, exploring where money came from, why it matters and whether bitcoin will still exist in twenty years.

Full of interesting stories and quirky facts - from the islanders who used huge stones as a means of exchange to the merits of universal basic income - this is an indispensable handbook for anyone curious about how money came to make the world go round.


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A brisk, brightly told history....Goldstein deftly clarifies economic concepts....An informative primer from a genial guide.


Jacob Goldstein is a lucid, entertaining explainer of all things economic.

Ira Glass, host and executive producer of "This American Life"

Jacob Goldstein makes the complexities of economics and monetary policy not just comprehensible, but also genuinely fascinating. Charting the history of money becomes a lens through which to understand human history, and how we arrived at now.

John Green, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Turtles All the Way Down and The Fault in Our Stars

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