24 February 2023

The CapX Podcast: Gavin Jackson on how money makes the world go round


This week we’re talking about moola, lolly, dough or dosh – the thing that makes the world go round…Money.

In his recent book Money in One Lesson the economic journalist Gavin Jackson tries to answer a seemingly basic but very tricky question: what is money and how does it work? It’s a grand tour of the monetary world, from pigs in Papua New Guina to sea shells in West Africa, the foundation of the world’s first central bank and the links between currency and nationhood – all of which gave us plenty to talk about on this week’s episode…

John Ashmore is Editor of CapX.