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Lawson, T.

Social Positioning and the Nature of Money

Cambridge Journal of Economics

Vol. 40(6) pp. 961-996 (2016)

Abstract: The question of the nature of money is pursued drawing on results generated in the field of social ontology as well as on observations from history. The conception of the nature of money found in this manner to be the most sustainable is compared to various other prominent, if usually held to be mutually incompatible, theories.

Keywords: Money, Commodity, Credit/debt, Value, Social ontology, Social positioning, Social relations, Functions, Right, Obligations

JEL Codes: A10, B00, B10, B20, B30, B40, N00, P00, P10

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