A comprehensive introductory resource with entries covering the development of money and the functions and dysfunctions of the monetary and financial system. From the development of metal and paper currency to the ongoing global economic crisis, the rigorously updated The Encyclopedia of Money, Second Edition is the most authoritative, comprehensive resource on the fundamentals of money and finance available. Its 350 alphabetically organized entries -- 85 completely new to this edition -- help readers make sense of a wide range of events, policies and regulations by explaining their historical, political and theoretical contexts. The new edition focuses most intently on the last two decades, highlighting the connections between the onrush of globalization, the surging stock market, and various monetary and fiscal crises of the 1990s, as well as developments, scandals, and pocketbook issues making headlines today.
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