Who knows where to begin on money? Everyone wants some, no one ever seems to have enough, and none of us are actually that clear on where it even comes from.
We all know money when we see it, but not everyone agrees on what precisely makes money money. A metal coin that we can swap for goods and services is money. But what about an electronic Bitcoin?
To fully understand the economy, we not only need to get a grasp of what money really is but also how our financial system works, how it can make our economies work better and why it can sometimes go wrong.