Mr. and Mrs. Andrews, by Thomas Gainsborough, c. 1750. National Gallery, London.

Mr. and Mrs. Andrews, by Thomas Gainsborough, c. 1750. National Gallery, London.

About Money

Volume 1, Number 2 | spring 2008

Our Robber Barons, by Bernhard Gillam, 1882.

Preamble

Holy Dread

By Lewis H. Lapham

The history of the United States is synonymous with the dream of riches, but the question as to whether money is mortal or immortal has never been resolved.

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Oligopoly, plutocracy, kleptocracy: All things that are good for a shareholder. 

- James J. Cramer, 2006

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#05 Ian Mortimer

Lewis Lapham talks with Ian Mortimer about the past millennium of human innovation. More