Free: A history of money from shells & skulls to Bitcoin & Wall Street, w/author Fred Kaufman at Redwood Library & Athenaeum (virtual)

December 9, 2020
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Free
Location: Redwood Library & Athenæum
50 Bellevue Avenue
Newport,, RI 02840
(212) 414-0054

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Frederick Kaufman delves into the past 65,000 years to demystify the concept of money, referencing everything from Bachelier’s The Theory of Speculation and Sir Isaac Newton to Kim Kardashian’s Instagram account and the Planet of the Apes movie. How much would George Washington be worth today? When were (gulp) human skulls used as currency? What is the futures market and does it affect the pandemic? Find out!

Free: A history of money from shells & skulls to Bitcoin & Wall Street, w/author Fred Kaufman at Redwood Library & Athenaeum (virtual)