This is a great book to read in the bath just before you go to sleep, very thought provoking but with each thought served up in bite sized chunks.
The book is essentially 50 or so extracts from other books, papers or speeches on the subject of money. It really is a facinating, if disturbing, read.
It covers the following topics:
Metal money – all about the origins of money
Money information – all about the virtualisation of money
Measuring money – probably the best chapter – all about the lack of a link between money and happiness and value
Dept money – all about the scary levels of debt in the world
Mad money – stories of the ‘great’ crashes and why/how they happened
DIY money – money alternatives
Spiritual money – other ways to think about money.
I ordered this book from the library, but ended up buying myself a copy it was that good.