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The Year Ahead 2020

As 2019 draws to a close, it is unclear whether we have reached “peak disruption,” or whether a further unraveling of political systems, economic models, and international arrangements is in the offing. Between the poles of populist/authoritarian “destruction” and liberal/reformist reconstruction, what specific forces are most likely to define the next year – and the next decade?

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The Year Ahead 2020

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    The Adventures of Money

    Jonathan Levy

    We live in a world of national monies, where every territorial jurisdiction has just one currency that must be used for every monetary purpose – from exchange and keeping accounts to paying taxes and storing wealth. But could money now be returning to its more historically much longer baseline of multiple and complementary types?

    reviews two recent books on the “deep past” of one of humanity’s most important institutions.

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