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"Money is better than poverty, if only for financial reasons."—Woody Allen. Money bedevils us all, yet we all take it as a given. Understanding its history and how money markets work can benefit us even if it doesn't necessarily make us richer or even make sense. (Who was it who said that a bank is a place that will lend you money only if you can prove that you don't need it?) Felix Martin is a world class economist who, unlike many, possesses the talent to communicate. His new book serves as both a readable not-and-bolts history of monetary matters and a memorable primer on economic thinkers. Think of it as a pleasurable investment. Editor's recommendation.