The Origins of Money
Economic History from University Library of Munich, Germany
The precursors of money, along with language, enabled early modern humans to solve problems of cooperation that other animals cannot -- including problems of reciprocal altruism, kin altruism, and the mitigation of aggression. These precursors shared with non-fiat currencies very specific characteristics which are described.
Keywords: origins; money; evolution; Menger; reciprocal; kin; altruism (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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