Money in an Unequal World

Money in an Unequal World : Keith Hart and His Memory Bank

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The focus in this book is the Internet, which the author agrees hold the potential for a re-personalization of economic relations. In this world, new means of exchange could be harnessed to the ends of a truer economic democracy. Money is the problem, but it is also the solution. The author offers his view on the interaction between money, capitalism and culture - now, in the future, and throughout history. This work is designed to challenge established views from all quarters of economic, political and social thought. "The Memory Bank" is money itself - especially now that the exchange of objects through money and the exchange of meanings through language are converging into a single network of communications. Money is becoming information and information is becoming money. In this world, the author reveals how new means of exchange can be harnessed to build a better future.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 152 x 226 x 18mm | 480.82g
  • Cengage Learning, Inc
  • Texere Publishing
  • Florence, United States
  • English
  • 1587990970
  • 9781587990977

About Keith Hart

Keith Hart is an anthropologist who introduced to economics the concepts of the informal economy. Hart has taught in a number of universities on both sides of the Atlantic, especially CAmbridge. There he was the Director of the African Studies Center and received the first ever teaching prize in the humanities and social sciences. He has carried out research in Ghana, the Caribbean and South Africa and has worked as a journalisht, consultant and gambler. He founded Prickly Pear Press and the amateur anthropological society. He now holds a research post at the University of Aberdeen and lives in Paris.show more

Table of contents

Chapter 1 Money in the Making of Humanity On money, machines and the market At home in the world Reading this memory bank Guide to further reading Notes Part I: MONEY AND MACHINES Chapter 2 The Machine Revolution Today A civilisation build on machines In the long run: The age of mechanisation The origins of the communications revolution The birth of the Internet Between agrarian civilisation and the machine revolution Guide to further reading Notes Chapter 3 Capitalism: Making Money with Money The age of money The theory of capitalism The ongoing origins of capitalism The personal face of capitalism: Entrepreneurs Guide to further reading Notesshow more

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