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Money Changes Everything: How Finance Made Civilization Possible by [Goetzmann, William N]

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"One of Financial Times (FT.com) Best Economics Books of 2016"

"One of Bloomberg’s Best Books of 2016"

"Fascinating. . . . [B]rilliantly illuminated by scores of vivid examples, generously illustrated with a wealth of pictures, comprehensive in its geographical and temporal scope, and in my view almost entirely convincing."---Felix Martin, New York Times Book Review

"Money Changes Everything--a history of finance over three millennia--provides a welcome antidote to the incessant banker-bashing we've witnessed in recent years. Without finance, after all, civilized life could scarcely exist."" (Wall Street Journal)

"Tactile and visual . . . . Goetzmann's careful, brick-by-brick approach to financial history convincingly makes the case that finance is a change-maker of change-makers." (Financial Times)

"An accessible survey that does a fine job of reallocating past, present, and future." (Kirkus)

"Let me say simply that everyone who is curious about the history of finance will be richly rewarded by reading this book."---Linda Jubin, Investing.com,

"Money Changes Everything is . . . A tactile and visual history. It is rich with illustrations, and often reported from ground level as Goetzmann travels to dusty European archives or to sites of historical financial significance. . . . Goetzmann's careful, brick-by-brick approach to financial history convincingly makes the case that finance is a change-maker of change-makers."---Pietra Rivoli, Financial Times

"In the fallout from the Great Recession, it's been commonplace to vilify those working in the financial-services industry. But Goetzmann argues that finance is a worthwhile endeavor, beyond just earning a ton of money: Its innovations have made the growth of human civilization possible."---Bourree Lam, TheAtlantic.com,

"Full of fascinating nuggets and extremely well researched."---Tim Harford, Undercover Economist

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"Only William Goetzmann--an archaeologist, art historian, and esteemed finance scholar--could have produced this masterful exploration of money and investing through the ages. Money Changes Everything is at once deep, broad, sweeping, and gorgeously illustrated. It is a book that readers will savor and refer to again and again."--William Bernstein, author of A Splendid Exchange: How Trade Shaped the World

"Money is the greatest invention since the wheel. In this masterwork, Money Changes Everything, William Goetzmann traces money's role from prehistoric times to the present, showing how civilizations developed on a bedrock of financial transactions. A beautifully written and compelling book."--Elroy Dimson, University of Cambridge and London Business School

"In Money Changes Everything, readers learn a tremendous amount about the core ideas of finance. William Goetzmann uses a vast range of historical examples to explain why the evolution of finance and civilization are inseparable."--Robert J. Shiller, Nobel Laureate in Economics

"In this engaging book, William Goetzmann, a modern Renaissance man, demonstrates that throughout recorded history, the power of financial technologies has improved human existence. Like other technologies, financial innovations can sometimes be disruptive. Goetzmann, however, shows us that much of the time, these innovations propel economic progress and expand individual opportunities."--Richard Sylla, Stern School of Business, New York University

"If anyone had told me that someone could write coherently and intelligently about Karl Marx, cuneiform tablets, the South Sea bubble, the opium trade, and David's painting Death of Marat between a single set of covers, I would have shaken my head in disbelief. This book accomplishes precisely this. Money Changes Everything does nothing less than to think through the contribution of finance to modern civilization. A thrilling read."--Hans-Joachim Voth, University of Zurich

"Ranging from early civilizations to the present day and moving from the Fertile Crescent to our current global society, this book contains a wealth of interesting observations about the history of finance. Readers will be attracted by the genial tone and tales of personal discovery."--Peter Temin, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

"This is a long-term history of the development and importance of financial technologies and institutions. A useful synthesis that brings together primary materials, the book argues that financial systems provide the means for advancing civilization."--Graham Oliver, Brown University


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  • File Size: 14528 KB
  • Print Length: 593 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0691143781
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press; Revised ed. edition (August 15, 2017)
  • Publication Date: August 15, 2017
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0718WKGXC
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