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God, Money and the Market

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Talk given to the parish of St Luke and Christ Church, Chelsea, 8 November 2011.

What is money?

I wonder whether you have given much thought to what money really is? Before we invented it, we bartered goods and produce, and possibly services. But it soon became apparent that some kind of secondary system would make this primary market more efficient – what if I want rice today but only have the corn to swap for it tomorrow? Read More