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This book is well-organized, very clear, and very comprehensive on its subjects. It has 10 books' worth of stuff, as I have rummaged around through similar titles picking out scraps of what is all laid out here, a-b-c, 1-2-3: the terminology, the history, etc. It gives a very complete history of money and debt, without bogging down in incidental details (as some authors seem tempted to pack in, perhaps to give an impressively big book). This is one of the better-edited books I have read. The author has positions and opinions, but always gives plenty of room in the discussion, indicating various voices on the important topics of the world's handling debt imbalances going forward. The narrator has a fine voice and style that serves the material well. This is not a personal finance book. As the title suggests, it is about the big picture, but I find it very pertinent to my political thought, plans and expectations. I wish I read a book like this long ago.
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Anyone wanting an objective view on how the current economic crises came about - minus the political biases of course - this is a great book to start with. It's not an exhaustive study, but a good primer that will lead the curious truth seeker to other good research as well.
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