A (Not Quite) Complete History of Money, Feat. Planet Money’s Jacob Goldstein

One of the hosts of NPR’s legendary “Planet Money” takes us on a whirlwind tour of some of the key moments of money history in the last 1,000 years.

Nov 3, 2020 at 8:00 p.m. UTC
Updated Sep 14, 2021 at 10:27 a.m. UTC

One of the hosts of NPR’s legendary “Planet Money” takes us on a whirlwind tour of some of the key moments of money history in the last 1,000 years.

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This episode is sponsored by Crypto.com and Nexo.io.

Jacob Goldstein is one of the hosts of NPR’s Planet Money. He is also the author of the new book, “Money: A True Story of a Made Up Thing.” 

In this conversation, Jacob and NLW discuss:

  • How China invented paper money and then forgot about it for centuries
  • Why the invention of the lightbulb was a pivotal money history moment 
  • How money market funds set the stage for the Great Financial Crisis 
  • Where bitcoin fits in the world that comes next: without cash, without banks and with government printing

Find Jacob Goldstein online:
Twitter: twitter.com/jacobgoldstein

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