Category: Money

The death of money, as you once knew it

April 21, 2020 0

  I’ve been saying it for years: the use of cash is on its way out and the Coronavirus will be the final nail in its coffin. There’s no point in fighting against an inevitable phenomenon because the use of banknotes will more or less have disappeared from our intertwined economies – including China –…

By Michel Santi

The Gospel according to Saint Money

November 30, 2019 0

  It’s a history condemned to repeat itself forever because, since the dawn of time, the enrichment of some has basically always been to the detriment of others. Inequality has often been described by the upper class as an inevitable side effect, systemic almost, of the prosperity and innovation that is however meant to benefit…

By Michel Santi

Debt, money, sin

March 20, 2019 0

  The word for ‘debt’ in German – to owe money – is ‘Schuld’, and it also means ‘sin’ in this language. This dual meaning also existed in Akkadian in Babylon. In fact, it’s a Babylonian sovereign, Hammurabi, who in 1792 BC was the first to set up a veritable system of debt-renouncement that entailed…

By Michel Santi

What is money in 2015?

April 28, 2015 0

Money is only a means of payment. Moreover, any vehicle generally accepted as payment for goods and services is by definition comparable to money. This broader definition of money allows us to find several other means of payment in circulation and in use in our societies and economies. Indeed, bank notes and electronic transactions passing…

By Michel Santi