Money – Chapter 10

These are my notes for the K5M Book Club on the book Money, by Jacob Goldstein. Join the K5M Book Club Chapter 10: The Gold Standard: A Love Story Before we even get started, just based on the title, I’m reminded of the talk by Marcus Estes on “What Is Money” which is from May… Continue reading Money – Chapter 10

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Money – Chapter 9

These are my notes for the K5M Book Club on the book Money, by Jacob Goldstein. Join the K5M Book Club Chapter 9: But Really: Can Everybody Can Have More Money? The answer to that questions seems like it’s yes, as long as money is worth less. Or yes, as long as those in power get to… Continue reading Money – Chapter 9

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Money – Chapter 8

These are my notes for the K5M Book Club on the book Money, by Jacob Goldstein. Join the K5M Book Club Chapter 8: Everybody Can Have More Money The concept of measuring economic progress from the perspective of the cost of artificial light reminded me of how excited I was to see the 2011 Justin… Continue reading Money – Chapter 8

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Money – Chapter 7

These are my notes for the K5M Book Club on the book Money, by Jacob Goldstein. Join the K5M Book Club Chapter 7: The Invention of Millionaires Man, we jump into this chapter with some of the violent history of capitalism. “… looting and pillaging and harvesting cinnamon and getting rich” for hundreds of years. Sucks… Continue reading Money – Chapter 7

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Money – Chapter 6

These are my notes for the K5M Book Club on the book Money, by Jacob Goldstein. Join the K5M Book Club Chapter 6: John Law Gets to Print Money Amsterdam’s problem was too many coins. This is very crypto. I just Googled “how many cryptocurrencies are there 2020”: “So in 1609, jut a few years… Continue reading Money – Chapter 6

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Money – Chapter 5

These are my notes for the K5M Book Club on the book Money, by Jacob Goldstein. Join the K5M Book Club Chapter 5: Finance as Time Travel: Inventing the Stock Market FINALLY WE’RE GETTING INTO THE GOOD PARTS! THE STOCK MARKET!!!! “… trading and stealing stuff from faraway lands.” Ah yes, the true origin of… Continue reading Money – Chapter 5

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Money – Chapter 4

These are my notes for the K5M Book Club on the book Money, by Jacob Goldstein. Join the K5M Book Club Chapter 4: How to Get Rich with Probability Oh, we’re going to get into math!!?? I’m ready, I’ve been taking this math class on probability! You knew I was going to look up knucklebones, right?… Continue reading Money – Chapter 4

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Money – Chapter 3

These are my notes for the K5M Book Club on the book Money, by Jacob Goldstein. Join the K5M Book Club Part II: The Murderer, The Boy King, and Invention of Capitalism No offense to my former business partner, but this initial description of John Law reminds me a lot of my friend and shareholder… Continue reading Money – Chapter 3

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Money – Chapter 2

These are my notes for the K5M Book Club on the book Money, by Jacob Goldstein.Join the K5M Book Club Chapter 2 – When We Invented Paper Money, Had an Economic Revolution, Then Tried to Forget the Whole Thing Ever Happened In that initial anecdote about Marco Polo and Pisan the part about his travels… Continue reading Money – Chapter 2

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Money – Chapter 1

These are my notes for the K5M Book Club on the book Money, by Jacob Goldstein. Author’s Note Jacob’s aunt Janet seems rad. A poet with an MBA feels like an intellectually dangerous person in the most interesting way: Money is fiction. It was never there in the first place. This made me think of cryptocurrency!… Continue reading Money – Chapter 1

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