Matthias Emde

Money - what is it anyway?

Paperback. Sprache: Englisch.
kartoniert , 84 Seiten
ISBN 3743167190
EAN 9783743167193
Veröffentlicht April 2023
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Beschreibung

After the financial crisis is before the financial crisis - or not?
The book "Money - what is it anyway?" was written as a lecture script for teenagers and young adults, but also offers an insightful glimpse into the subject for all age groups. The goal is to provide an easy introduction to the monetary and financial system as well as to invite critical scrutiny.
The topics:
- Money as a medium of exchange
- Money as a means of preserving value
- Debt money system
- investment
- money creation
- book money
- loan
- compound interest
- inflation
- redistribution
- economic growth
- consumption of resources
- sustainability
- money supply
- financial bubbles

Portrait

Matthias Emde, born in 1968, holds a degree in geology and has been working as a freelance graphic designer and scientific illustrator in Frankfurt am Main since 1998. He came to the subject of "money" after the so-called "financial crisis" of 2007, when he, like so many others , was wondering how that could have even happened and how the financial system affects our economic system and coexistence. So he started searching for like-minded people, for example "Occupy Money", where he chaired the "Education" working group. He also initiated the creation of a Transition Town group for Frankfurt am Main, where he is still active, and continues to participate in several working groups on the monetary system.