By Carl Menger; On the Origins of Money. On the Origins of Money. Carl Menger. History of Economic Thought Articles, , vol. 2, Date: The Origins of Money [Carl Menger, Douglas E French] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Written in the same year that he testified before. The Origins of Money has ratings and 18 reviews. Pedro said: The theory of money necessarily presupposes a theory of the saleableness of goods. If w.

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In its origin it is a social, and not a state institution.

The Origins of Money

Thanks for telling us about the problem. It is a good place to start in terms of reading through Austrian Economics.

Brief primer on how money is created, and then solidified. Published by Ludwig von Mises Institute first published The text at stake is uneconomical twofold, inasmuch as it is, once, much more expansive than one would expect from the page count, and twice, much less empirically grounded than Yhe economists would like it to be.

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JP Koning January 8, at 5: Posted by JP Koning at 8: But that every economic unit in a nation should be ready to exchange his goods for little metal disks apparently useless as such, or for documents representing the latter, is a procedure so opposed to the ordinary course of noney, that we cannot well wonder if even a distinguished thinker like Savigny finds it downright “mysterious. Sep 29, Aureliano rated it really liked it. What I do in the post is draw attention to this passage: Dec 06, Jamie King rated it it was amazing Shelves: Thus, monwy claim that banks create money is just a fallacy of those who have been misled mlney this conceptual and etymological confusion.

A captivating read anyway, which could provide a good companion to undergraduates first learning about Walrasian models and finding little to relate to in the infamous welfare theorems.

To ask other readers questions about The Origins of Moneyplease sign up. Jan 05, Rudy rated it liked it Shelves: His prose is dense enough for him to squeeze intricate arguments into 4-page-long, standalone chapters menegr sacrificing any depth or academic rigor.

After acknowledging there is no recorded history of such an event we orivin through a thought exercise then of just how money could of came into effect.

Jan 06, Zach Boyle rated it really liked it. Feb 24, Sijing rated it really liked it Shelves: Books by Carl Menger. An excelent insight of how in a free market the process of money can be created!

Thus, in Portugal, we have “moeda”, which also means “coin”, from the latin “moneta”, and also “dinheiro”, which I would translate as “currency” – something that circulates, which reminds us of the ability to clear mennger set of various interrelated transactions; but we seem to lack a definitive name for the ultimate settlement – ccarl, to pay, to perform, as Menger explained.

Dec 08, Hongliang rated it liked it. Paperback54 pages.

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But he had an abiding faith in the principles and laws of the market that spring from the subjective choices of men. It must not be supposed that the form of coin, or document, employed as current-money, constitutes the enigma in this phenomenon. And hence there runs, from the first essays of reflective contemplation of a social phenomenon down to our own times, an uninterrupted chain of disquisitions upon the nature and specific qualities of money in its relation to all that constitutes traffic.

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On the Origins of Money

I have no doubt he was fundamentally a metallist. Every good has its own saleability which is discovered on the market first quotation ; 2 – Those varying degrees of saleability are visible in the bid-ask spread, which we can attest by trying to sell back the goods we have just bought second quotation ; 3 – The emergence of a single commodity to be used as the general means of exchange, hoarding and accounting is the result not of a legal decree or premeditated convention, but of a mennger social development, brought about by the individual actions of the most diverse economic agents, each one guided by their own interests third quotation.

Marc rated it it was amazing Jul 05, Apr 26, David rated it it was ok. An equally informative and easier to read account on the same topic can be found in the first chapter of Murray Rothbard’s book, The Menber of Banking.

ths The public’s understanding of what money is and its origins has devolved to the point where the government monetary authorities can now inflate with impunity, with the ultimate result to be the destruction of the division of labor undoing all of mankind’s progress to date.

I understood here the concept of liquidity. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. This is, as far as I’m concerned, the last book Carl Menger ever wrote, and one of the earliest writings in the tradition of Austrian Economics.