2  Part TwoMoney

7. Money

7.1. Introduction

‘Our civilisation is the child of money, as it is the child of fire, of the alphabet and of some of these elemental and grand inventions upon which the sciences and the arts rely’, Bernácer affirmed. Later, he continued by saying ‘Among easy-to-move merchandise, there is none that surpasses money’. These sentences appear in a masterly book in which he summarised his essential body of monetary thought. Other sentences include: ‘Great economic revolutions have taken place revolving around money’. And another, perhaps the most appropriate: ‘Money… whatever form it takes, is essentially the sign of a claim against society, the symbol and measure of a right held by society to claim those things ...

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