Author(s): Felix Martin
What is money, and how does it work? The conventional answer is that people once used sugar in the West Indies, tobacco in Virginia, and dried cod in Newfoundland, and that today's financial universe evolved from barter. Unfortunately, there is a problem with this story. It's wrong. And not just wrong, but dangerous. Money: the Unauthorised Biography unfolds a panoramic secret history and explains the truth about money: what it is, where it comes from, and how it works. Drawing on stories from throughout human history and around the globe, Money will radically rearrange your understanding of the world and shows how money can once again become the most powerful force for freedom we have ever known.
Money was one of man's greatest inventions. But we have become its slaves. Felix Martin takes us to the heart of society's misunderstanding of money and sets us straight.
Felix Martin received a D.Phil. in Economics from Oxford University. He worked for the World Bank, was a member of the Economics Curriculum Committee of George Soros' Institute for New Economic Thinking, and is currently a partner in the fixed income department at a leading London-based fund management firm.