Have anthropologists overturned Menger?

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September 1, 2011
Ludwig von Mises Institute
by Robert P. Murphy  
Posted in Commentary

"Last week the popular blog 'naked capitalism' ran an interview with David Graeber, an 'economic anthropologist' whose new book allegedly destroys the standard account of the origin of money. If correct, Graeber's views would prove embarrassing to the Austrian School, because it was none other than Carl Menger who developed the first systematic explanation for how people went from barter to a full-blown monetary economy." (09/01/11)


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