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Money on the Left
Money as a Constitutional Project w/ Christine Desan
August 06, 2018 Money on the Left
Money on the Left

Money as a Constitutional Project w/ Christine Desan

August 06, 2018

Money on the Left

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
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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