WAITING FOR CRYPTO: 4/4: The Money Confusion: How Illiteracy About Currencies and Inflation Sets the Stage for the Crypto Revolution by John Tamny (Author)
Money, Tamny argues, is a natural market phenomenon and one that asserts itself even in a world of government-issued paper. While economists and pundits hide behind charts, equations and supercilious commentary about the so-called "money supply," Tamny provides familiar examples from the real-world to expose this mysticism as modern-day phrenology.
He makes plain throughout a book that rejects nearly all conventional wisdom about money that a focus on "money supply" is the surest sign of a thought process hopelessly off course. In truth, trusted money in circulation is a natural consequence of commerce, not the instigator as economists imagine.
That a free market for money has formed in a world of government currencies is what sets the stage for private money as the eventual replacement for government mediums of exchange. Precisely because money facilitates global cooperation on the way to staggering advances in productivity, it's essential that money be trusted as a measure in the same way that the mile, degree and tablespoon are trusted today.
Although academia and policymakers misunderstand money and inflation to a frightening degree, the thinkers, innovators, and risk-takers have forged a better way. The future is here for money; and that future, Tamny explains, is blindingly bright.