The Emergence of Money with Lyn Alden

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Lyn Alden is a macroeconomist and investment strategist. In this interview, we discuss Lyn’s amazing new book: Broken Money. This show, the first in a series of three shows, delves into the history of money: the concept of money as a ledger, its different forms throughout history, as well as the properties that make a commodity suitable for use as money.

00:00:00 History of Money
00:20:15 Utility & monetary emergence
00:28:31 Scarcity, coinage, layered money
00:43:11 Credit vs Commodity money
00:58:31 Tax; credit money, inflation

Lyn Alden is the founder of Lyn Alden Investment Strategy. Lyn has a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and a master’s degree in engineering management, with a focus on engineering economics and financial modeling. She worked as an electrical engineer at an aviation facility, and over the course of a decade worked her way up from being an intern to being the lead engineer and running the day-to-day operations and finances of the facility, before retiring early at age 33 with financial independence. Since then, Lyn has been a full-time investor and independent analyst. Her latest book is Broken Money: Why Our Financial System is Failing Us and How We Can Make it Better.

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