- Narrated by: Jonathan Todd Ross
- Length: 6 hrs and 13 mins
- Release date: 01-30-24
Money in the Twenty-First Century By Richard Holden AudioBook summary
How three modern forces have redefined what “money” means, who controls it, and what the future of finance looks like
In Money in the Twenty-First Century, economist Richard Holden examines the virtues and risks of low interest rates, mobile money, and cryptocurrencies and explains how these three elemental forces will continue to play out—in our wallets, on the blockchain, and throughout major economies—in the decades to come.
Holden weaves in the stories of three people who have exerted massive influence over the future of modern money: US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, Ethereum cofounder Vitalik Buterin, and Raghuram Rajan, chief economist at the International Monetary Fund. Moving from micro to macro, Holden investigates the infrastructure that permits digital transactions, the currencies that underpin them, the race for control of those currencies, shifts in policy and the international monetary system, and the impact on the politics of money in the digital age. This book debates whether governments can keep these tectonic powers under control.