Follow The Money

Posted: Aug. 12, 2013

Follow The Money: The Money Trail Through HistoryFollow the Money is based on a startling insight: there are three different forms of money, not just one; and the form of money a society implements determines the kind of society it will be, and what’s more, how it will think. For money is not neutral. It is a product of human artifice, the particular expression of a particular society, that at the same time determines the further course of that society, not just in terms of economics, but in all areas of cultural endeavor


A very good book about the history of money. He begins with Babylon and the use of bronze for there coins. Over the course of time you come to the Greeks, they were still using coins but they started banks. Then the Romans who started using gold and silver coins. They also had banks but came up with a central bank to fund the works, army, roads etc. He then starts moving into the time of England and France. How they went to silver coins due to two big mines in Europe. Spain comes in and finds gold and silver in South America and now everyone is using gold until 1890-1900. Because of the Boer's war. They go to a central bank other countries follow slowly. Ours is Dec of 1913. Then he goes on through the years until 2012. He gives a lot of information and the history is great. But in order to change he needs people in Washington to read it. A good book enjoyed it.

White Butterfly

Posted: Aug. 12, 2013

White Butterfly (Easy Rawlins #3)The police don't show up on Easy Rawlins's doorstep until the third girl dies. It's Los Angeles, 1956, and it takes more than one murdered black girl before the cops get interested. Now they need Easy. As he says: "I was worth a precinct full of detectives when the cops needed the word in the ghetto." But Easy turns them down. He's married now, a father -- and his detective days are over. Then a white college coed dies the same brutal death, and the cops put the heat on Easy: If he doesn't help, his best friend is headed for jail. So Easy's back, walking the midnight streets of Watts and the darker, twisted avenues of a cunning killer's mind....


I really liked this story. The characters had a little more of an edge to them in this story. Each story so far makes you feel like it could really happen and Easy's life is not so easy. I am waiting for the next book now. This book does have some twists at the end which was good for the story.



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