Paul Krugman & Robin Wells, Macroeconomics, Chapter 13: Money, Banking, and the Federal Reserve System
*Gregory Clark "Introduction: The Sixteen-page Economic History of the World" from Farewell to Alms.
*Paul Krugman Babysitting the Economy
Paul Krugman Latin America's Swan Song
Steve Randy Waldman What is a Bank Loan?

Colloquy on Money:
*Brad DeLong Is Macroeconomics Hard?
*Brad DeLong A Time to Spend
Brad DeLong Depression Economics in a Nutshell
Nick Rowe If Cows Were Money . . .
Nick Rowe Unobtanium and Walras' Law
Arnold Kling A Rant against Monetarism

Ernest Gellner Nations and Nationalism on agricultural and industrial society

*Matt Ridley Ideas Having Sex
Review of Kenneth Pomeranz's The Great Divergence "Coal, Colonies, and the Rise of the West"
Wikipedia article on the Great Divergence
*Nick Szabo's explanation of the Kula Ring
Sparknotes summary of Chapter 4 of Karl Marx's Das Kapital on money (CMC v. MCM)
Review of Karl Polanyi's //The Great Transformation// (Fictitious Commodities) at