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From shells to Bitcoin:
The History of Money

Date(s): 12/1/20
Start time: 7:00 PM
End time: 8:00 PM
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Online

Type: Literary, Virtual & Online

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FREE TO SIGN UP: Learn about the history of money & how we got to today's Wall Street, from journalist and Professor Fred Kaufman as he discusses his scintillating, delightful book The Money Plot...

Frederick Kaufman delves into the past 65,000 years to demystify the concept of money, referencing everything from Bachelier's The Theory of Speculation and Sir Isaac Newton to Kim Kardashian's Instagram account and the Planet of the Apes movie. How much would George Washington be worth today? When were (gulp) human skulls used as currency? What is the futures market and does it affect the pandemic? Find out!

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