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Offline bgriff99

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Aztec hoe money
« on: December 29, 2014, 05:50:17 AM »

An evolutionary approach of money and banking sounds right to me. The two were not invented some cool morning by a Greek or Chinese royal playing with his signet ring and some clay. They came about by a long and tortuous process, with false starts, dead ends, trials and errors.

A great deal might be said about the evolution of money as a process per se, following patterns seen also in evolution of organisms, or machines.  For example, here is an instance of parallel evolution.   In pre-Columbian North America there were two common types of currency, wampum and copper hoe money.   Very closely mimicking Chinese small spades and cowries.