Money on the Left

Money as a Constitutional Project w/ Christine Desan

August 06, 2018
Money on the Left
Money as a Constitutional Project w/ Christine Desan
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Money on the Left
Money as a Constitutional Project w/ Christine Desan
Aug 06, 2018
Money on the Left
We discuss money's constitutional origins with legal scholar Christine Desan.
Show Notes
We are joined by Christine Desan, Leo Goettlieb professor of law at Harvard Law School to discuss her excellent book, Making Money: Coin, Currency, and the Coming of Capitalism. Desan argues that money is a constitutional project, countering the dubious “commodity” theory common to contemporary economic and legal orthodoxies. Desan develops her constitutional theory of money through rigorous historical examinations of money’s evolution, from medieval Anglo-Saxon communities to early-modern England to the American Revolution and beyond. Link to Desan's book: https://www.amazon.com/Making-Money-Currency-Coming-Capitalism/dp/0198709579
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