Money: Whence It Came, Where It Went

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9780140132199: Money: Whence It Came, Where It Went

A classic look at the story of money is updated for the 1990s by the eminent economist, offering an in-depth, often hilarious lesson in human behavior and a layman's course in the theory and practice of economics. Reprint.

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"Moneyremains the best introduction to the subject available. It is a classic in the history of money and finance."--Steven Pressman, editor of The Legacy of John Kenneth Galbraith

"Moneyis a book of perennial importance. Galbraith demonstrates a prescient insight and keen alertness to financial volatility and rising inequality."--Richard Parker, Harvard Kennedy School

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John Kenneth Galbraith who was born in 1908, is the Paul M. Warburg Professor of Economics Emeritus at Harvard University and a past president of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He is the distinguished author of thirty-one books spanning three decades, including The Affluent Society, The Good Society, and The Great Crash. He has been awarded honorary degrees from Harvard, Oxford, the University of Paris, and Moscow University, and in 1997 he was inducted into the Order of Canada and received the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award for Lifetime Achievement. In 2000, at a White House ceremony, he was given the Presidential Medal of Freedom. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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