Money and Magic

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Book: Money and Magic: Critique of the Modern Economy in the Light of Goethe's "Faust". by Hans Christoph Binswanger. University of Chicago Press, 1994.

= considered one of the best books to understand money (cfr. Peter Koenig)


"In this text, Hans Christoph Binswanger looks at "Faust" through the lens of economics, aiming to enlarge our understanding of this epic by explaining Goethe's preoccupation with financial matters. He interprets "Faust" as a warning about the dangers of pursuing endless wealth."

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