Happy Bastille Day! This week on the History Files we continue our discussion with economics writer Rand MacGreal to further explore the history of money. In particular we learn about Jean Baptiste Say and his Law of Markets, as well as the interesting but unwise economical tenets of John Maynard Keynes. This episode ran long, even with dividing the interview portion in half, but there’s so much interesting material in there that we think it’s worth every minute.
Show notes and links:
- Bastille Day (en.wikipedia.org).
- The Second Hundred Years War (sageamericanhistory.net).
- The Death of Marat (en.wikipedia.org).
- New York City draft riots (en.wikipedia.org).
- Russian-American Company (en.wikipedia.org).
- Trinity (nuclear test) (en.wikipedia.org).
- Apollo–Soyuz Test Project (en.wikipedia.org).
- Lost Foundation: A Conversation with 18th century Economist Richard Cantillon (Lost Economics) , Rand MacGreal.
- Rule of Money: A Solution to the Global Debt Crisis, Rand MacGreal.
- Killing an Idea , Rand MacGreal
- Walking Through History (channel4.com).
- 300 Helpful Suggestions for Your Victory Lunch Box a Hook-up Cook Book #4: Gertrude Editor Buchholz (amazon.com).
- Say’s law (en.wikipedia.org).
- John Maynard Keynes (en.wikipedia.org).
- Velocity of money (en.wikipedia.org).
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