Quite a Quote

Money is not a commodity medium of exchange, but a social technology composed of three fundamental elements. The first is an abstract unit of value in which money is denominated. The second is a system of accounts, which keeps track of the individuals’ or the institutions’ credit or debt balances as they engage in trade with one another. The third is the possibility that the original creditor in a relationship can transfer their debtor’s obligation to a third party in settlement of some unrelated debt.

Felix Martin, Money: The Unauthorized Biography—From Coinage to Cryptocurrencies (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2013)

Quite a Quote

Amos Oz, the Jerusalemite writer who now lives in the Negev, offers this droll solution: “We should remove every stone of the Holy Sites and transport them to Scandinavia for a hundred years and not return them until everyone has learned to live together in Jerusalem.” Sadly this is slightly impractical.

Montefiore, Simon Sebag. Jerusalem: The Biography. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2011.

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