Two very interesting talks here by Michael Hudson and L. Randall Wray (both from the University of Missouri-Kansas City) on the nature of modern money and the history of money.
These talks were held at an interdisciplinary seminar series at Columbia Law School called “Modern Money and Public Purpose 1: The Historical Evolution of Money and Debt” (September 11, 2012). The moderator is William V. Harris (Professor of history and director, Center for the Ancient Mediterranean, Columbia University), who has a fine publication record on ancient Greek and Roman monetary history (see Harris 2008, 2011).
Harris, W. V. 2008. “The Nature of Roman Money,” in W. V. Harris (ed.), The Monetary Systems of the Greeks and Romans. Oxford University Press, Oxford. 174–207.
Harris, W. V. 2011. Rome’s Imperial Economy. Twelve Essays. Oxford University Press, Oxford.