Understanding Money Mechanics: The Theory and Brief History of Money and Banking

[This article is part of the Understanding Money Mechanics series, by Robert P. Murphy. The series will be published as a book in late 2020.]

“Why do we have money in the first place? Where does it come from, and what determines its form? What qualities make for a good money? What role do banks play—is it something other than what money itself does for us?”

https://mises.org/wire/theory-and-brief-history-money-and-banking