Lawrence White on Currencies and Better Money

monetary policy cryptocurrency banking

Lawrence White with Juliette Sellgren

September 1, 2023
Host Juliette Sellgren is back from summer break, and in this episode she hosts Lawrence White on the podcast. He is an economics professor at George Mason University with a specialty in the history and theory of banking and money and is the author of several books including Better Money: Gold, Fiat, or Bitcoin.

We talk about why on earth money and monetary policy come across as so intimidating, then he takes us on a tour of the different currencies we’ve used. We talk about federal banks, the debate between Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson, and the use of cryptocurrencies.

Want to explore more:
John Burrow, Cryptocurrency, Money, and Adam Smith, at AdamSmithWorks.
Lawrence White, Competing Money Supplies, in the Concise Encyclopedia of Econnomics.

Watch Arnold Kling, Nicolás Cachanosky, and Leonidas Zelmanovitz discuss White's book in this episode of From the Shelf at Econlib.
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