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By Bill Maurer
Published: 14 October 2015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7517-3
... loyalty cards receipts alternative currencies hell money fiat currency ...
Published: 14 October 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375173-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7517-3
... Empty your wallet or purse. What do you see? You probably see all manner of alternative forms of money, from loyalty cards to coupons, and records of prior relationships, like receipts. Some of these seem trivial, but may represent a kind of private, nonstate currency—a challenge to the state’s...
Published: 14 October 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375173-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7517-3
... This chapter provides an alternative account on the origins of money. It suggests two revisions to the long-held belief that money originated due to the inconveniences of barter. First, money is more properly understood as a recording device than as a valuable token used to equilibrate values...
Series: The Latin America Readers
Published: 06 July 2018
DOI: 10.1215/9780822371618-037
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7161-8
..., and was a fierce opponent of military government. In consistent liberal vein, he also opposed state regulation and taxation, state control of mineral purchasing, as well as the early republican state’s debased silver currency (moneda feble) , a monetary policy that sought to protect domestic production and foment...