The History of Money for Understanding Economics

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Vincent Lannoye, Jul 1, 2011 - Business & Economics - 440 pages
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Money is the key to learning economics. If the monetary system is well understood, it will clarify seemingly impenetrable economic events. The History of Money for Understanding Economics is indeed the indispensable reference to decrypt economics, and it does so in an enthralling way, from antiquity to the present day, with readily accessible language. This book answers questions such as: How did money and banking appear? Why did gold coins vanish after circulating for centuries? What is inflation? What is the IMF?

The History of Money for Understanding Economics also explains new interpretations of history that have underscored how monetary changes have catalyzed events from the fall of the Roman Empire to World War II and beyond. Considering such past monetary influences, Lannoye challenges the reader with a monetary innovation to finance a green economy.
  

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Vincent Lannoye a grandi en Belgique dans un univers familial industriel, ce qui lui a donne le virus de la critique economico-politique. Ingenieur de formation, specialise en gestion, il travaille dans les sciences informatiques. Il vit aujourd'hui a San Francisco. Son parcours, sa passion pour l'histoire, et le manque d'ouvrage traitant de la monnaie et des banques, l'ont conduit a ecrire en economie.

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