A Revealing Look at What It Is and Why It Matters
By Charles Wheelan. Spark fascinating discussions about the intriguing world of money, starting with why the $20 bill is worth $20. Using real-world case studies such as Hollywood movies, frequent flier miles, and Big Macs, the author brings clarity and levity to several complex issues: the nature of money, inflation and deflation, prices, credit and crashes, central banking, exchange rates and the global financial system, gold, American monetary history, 1929 and 2008, Japan, the euro, the U.S. and China, and the future of money. Teacher resource. Index. Bibliography. Norton. 348 pages. ©2016.