“The author’s vision of money is far broader than that of the economist who sees it as little more than a thing to grease the wheels of the economy. For Pringle, it is a historical and social phenomenon, as much as an economic one. He convincingly persuade us that money’s many guises reflect the climate in which they arise. “
Claire Jones, of the Financial Times Alphaville team, says, The Power of Money consists of “brilliantly written snapshots”:
“The book ought to be read by anyone with an interest in history, politics or society.
“Economists would benefit, too, from Pringle’s far more thoughtful dissection of what money actually is and actually does than their textbooks often present”
“The power of money is the sort of book that I wish that I had chanced upon as an undergraduate. “
“It is a ripping yarn, it is eye-opening – it is also somewhat terrifying”.