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The Resource The End of Money

The End of Money

Label
The End of Money
Title
The End of Money
Statement of responsibility
David Wolman
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
For ages, money has meant little metal disks and rectangular slips of paper. Yet the usefulness of physical money—to say nothing of its value—is coming under fire as never before. Intrigued by the distinct possibility that cash will soon disappear, author and Wired contributing editor David Wolman sets out to investigate the future of money...and how it will affect your wallet. Wolman begins his journey by deciding to shun cash for an entire year—a surprisingly successful experiment (with a couple of notable exceptions). He then ventures forth to find people and technologies that illuminate the road ahead. In Honolulu, he drinks Mai Tais with Bernard von NotHaus, a convicted counterfeiter and alternative-currency evangelist whom government prosecutors have labeled a domestic terrorist. In Tokyo, he sneaks a peek at the latest anti-counterfeiting wizardry, while puzzling over the fact that banknote forgers depend on society's addiction to cash. In a downtrodden Oregon town, he mingles with obsessive coin collectors—the people who are supposed to love cash the most, yet don't. And in rural Georgia, he examines why some people feel the end of cash is Armageddon’s warm-up act. After stops at the Digital Money Forum in London and Iceland’s central bank, Wolman flies to Delhi, where he sees first-hand how cash penalizes the poor more than anyone—and how mobile technologies promise to change that. Told with verve and wit, The End of Money explores an aspect of our daily lives so fundamental that we rarely stop to think about it. You’ll never look at a dollar bill the same again
Summary
A writer for Wired, Discover and Newsweek describes why the end of paper and metal currency is near, citing the rise of digital currency in Delhi, Tokyo and London and examines high-tech counterfeiting and alternative and virtual currencies
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Writing style
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10083665
Cataloging source
DLC
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Wolman, David
Dewey number
332.4
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • Business
  • Sociology
  • Nonfiction
Target audience
adult
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counterfeiters, preachers, techies, dreamers-and the coming cashless society
Label
The End of Money
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Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:82fbcbff-af0e-4b08-89ce-2fff1b84c0c6
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780306822698
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The End of Money
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:82fbcbff-af0e-4b08-89ce-2fff1b84c0c6
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780306822698
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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