The End of Money: Counterfeiters, Preachers, Techies, Dreamers—and the Coming Cashless Society

Book Cover
Average Rating
Author:
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Pub. Date:
2013
Language:
English
Description
From Wired magazine contributing editor and award-winning journalist David Wolman?the story of the end of money as we know it
More Details
ISBN:
9780306822698
Also in This Series
More Like This
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID e545b863-6608-8041-533e-d2d403b46f54
Grouping Title end of money counterfeiters preachers techies dreamers and the coming cashless society
Grouping Author wolman david
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2018-10-23 04:48:27AM
Last Indexed 2018-10-23 04:52:01AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_interest_level
accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
author David Wolman
author_display David Wolman
display_description For ages, money has meant little metal disks and rectangular slips of paper. Yet the usefulness of physical money—to say nothing of its value—is coming under fire as never before. Intrigued by the distinct possibility that cash will soon disappear, author and Wired contributing editor David Wolman sets out to investigate the future of money…and how it will affect your wallet.

Wolman begins his journey by deciding to shun cash for an entire year—a surprisingly successful experiment (with a couple of notable exceptions). He then ventures forth to find people and technologies that illuminate the road ahead. In Honolulu, he drinks Mai Tais with Bernard von NotHaus, a convicted counterfeiter and alternative-currency evangelist whom government prosecutors have labeled a domestic terrorist. In Tokyo, he sneaks a peek at the latest anti-counterfeiting wizardry, while puzzling over the fact that banknote forgers depend on society's addiction to cash. In a downtrodden Oregon town, he mingles with obsessive coin collectors—the people who are supposed to love cash the most, yet don't. And in rural Georgia, he examines why some people feel the end of cash is Armageddon’s warm-up act. After stops at the Digital Money Forum in London and Iceland’s central bank, Wolman flies to Delhi, where he sees first-hand how cash penalizes the poor more than anyone—and how mobile technologies promise to change that.

Told with verve and wit, The End of Money explores an aspect of our daily lives so fundamental that we rarely stop to think about it. You’ll never look at a dollar bill the same again.
format_arlington eBook
format_category_arlington eBook
id e545b863-6608-8041-533e-d2d403b46f54
isbn 9780306822698
item_details overdrive:82fbcbff-af0e-4b08-89ce-2fff1b84c0c6|-1|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eBook|eBook|1|false|true|OverDrive|||Adobe EPUB eBook,OverDrive Read|Available Online||||
itype_arlington
last_indexed 2018-10-23T08:52:01.28Z
lexile_score -1
literary_form Non Fiction
literary_form_full Non Fiction
local_callnumber_arlington Online OverDrive
primary_isbn 9780306822698
publishDate 2013
record_details overdrive:82fbcbff-af0e-4b08-89ce-2fff1b84c0c6|eBook|eBook||English|Da Capo Press|2013|
recordtype grouped_work
scoping_details_arlington
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
overdrive:82fbcbff-af0e-4b08-89ce-2fff1b84c0c6 -1 Available Online Available Online false true true false false false
title_display The End of Money
title_full The End of Money Counterfeiters, Preachers, Techies, Dreamers—and the Coming Cashless Society
title_short The End of Money
title_sub Counterfeiters, Preachers, Techies, Dreamers—and the Coming Cashless Society
topic_facet Business, Nonfiction, Sociology