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May 2022   |   Volume 23 No. 2

Cover Story

Bursting Bubbles

The myths, realities and future of money

Money is shrouded in two myths – that it is a creation of markets, not the state, and that people use it in rational ways. HKU scholars have been poking holes in these ideas, focussing on our psychological and social relationships with money and money’s role in the Russian Revolution and the emergence of modern China. At the same time, they are giving consideration to the contradictory promises of digital currency, which could both free us from government oversight and empower greater oversight.

Crypto Meets the Real World

Social Relations and Money

Money and the State

Money, Markets and the Rise of Modern China

Material Values