In Money We Trust?

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Wednesday, Nov 13, 2019 - 1:00 AM

This documentary answers the question, "What is money?" and explains how money provides a shared measure of value that facilitates trade and cooperation between strangers. Throughout history, trustworthy money has fueled human achievement - from the emergence of philosophy to the high-tech revolution. Also explored is the devastation that can occur when inflation or other instability causes money not to be trusted. In extreme cases, as in Weimar Germany, society unravels. After the 2008 financial crisis, the program shows how loss of trust in money gave rise to cryptocurrencies, greater income inequality and social turmoil. G
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