2013 Festival

The Downfall of Money

Published: August 14, 2019 by source

Frederick Taylor in conversation with David Murphy. The early years of the Weimar Republic in Germany witnessed the most complete and terrifying unravelling of a major country’s financial system to have occurred in modern times. The story of the financial crisis has a clear resonance now, when the world is anxious once more about what money is, what it means and how we can judge if its value is true.  Taylor’s new book, The Downfall of Money; Germany’s hyperinflation and the destruction of the Middle Class reveals the real causes of the crisis, what this collapse meant to ordinary people, and also traces its connection to Germany’s subsequent catastrophic political history, to provide a timely, fresh and surprising look at this chilling period in history.

David Murphy is a writer and the Business Editor of RTÉ News.

Recorded at Dublin Castle, Printworks venue on 28th September 2013.