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  • Broken Money

  • Why Our Financial System Is Failing Us and How We Can Make It Better
  • By: Lyn Alden
  • Narrated by: Guy Swann
  • Length: 17 hrs and 31 mins
  • 4.9 out of 5 stars (16 ratings)

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By: Lyn Alden
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Broken Money explores the history of money through the lens of technology. Politics can affect things temporarily and locally, but technology is what drives things forward globally and permanently.

The book's goal is for the listener to walk away with a deep understanding of money and monetary history, both in terms of theoretical foundations and in terms of practical implications. From shells to gold, from papyrus bills of exchange to central banks, and from the invention of the telegraph to the creation of Bitcoin, Lyn Alden walks the listener through the emergence of new technologies that have shaped what we use as money over the ages. And beyond that, Alden explores the concept of what money is at its very foundation to give the listener a framework to analyze and compare different types of monetary technologies and monetary theories.

The book also takes a distinctively human look at how money impacts the lives of real people, and how new monetary technologies shape the power structures within society.

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©2023 Lyn Alden (P)2023 Lyn Alden

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Best macro economic book I have read

If you really want to understand how our current monetary system works you must read this

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Must read!

Invaluable information on the history and question of what is money consolidated in one place. Should be taught in all schools!

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Quality information and thought-provoking concepts in respect to where we are in the world

Broken money is a must read in understanding what has and is occurring in our current financial system and intern seeking to understand how bitcoin can play its role to be an alternative.

The ability to understand how bitcoin has evolved and is remaining true to its core - store of value, was a real highlight.

Lyn did a great job in explaining how multiple levels are being built upon bitcoin Which replicates the current Fiat structural system of layering.

There is much to digest from this book, but provides great insight as to what is underway and to monitor.



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Absolute must listen

Immersive and enlightening, this book delves deep into the realms of history, government, and monetary systems, offering incredible insights that captivate the reader's intellect. The exploration of the causes of corruption is not only comprehensive but also thought-provoking, providing a nuanced understanding of the challenges we face. What sets this book apart is its commitment to not just highlighting issues but also presenting probable means to benefit the world, making it a compelling read for anyone seeking a profound understanding of our complex global landscape. A masterpiece that combines scholarship with a call to action, leaving readers inspired to engage with the world in meaningful ways.

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I want to listen again immediately after finishing

Lyn covers so many interesting aspects of financial systems, using language that is easy to understand. This should be taught in scools, universities, everywhere!!

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BTC ALL THE WAY

I spent years looking into XRP, ADA, ETH only to come back to BTC. THIS BOOK EXPLAINS WHY.

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Comprehensive and insightful

An excellent read from Lyn Alden, packed with history, insights and clarity. Highly recommend it!

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