Holiday reading (me)

The journalist Wendy Grossman reviews six books for your 2020 holiday season and kindly says of The Currency Cold War:

“If you believe, as Birch does, that these upheavals are inevitable, then it’s logical to consider how to manage the change. He proposes that the US and UK should develop a global digital identity infrastructure; create a global e-money licence; provide a digital diligence system that is alternative to and less exclusionary than the KYC regimes operating now; and create new payment systems that work with all of these. As he says in the book, and has repeated at numerous events since its release, government-backed digital currencies are not his idea, it’s coming from ‘serious’ people like Mark Carney, the former governor of the Bank of England.

P.S. Her reviews are very good. I’ve already ordered one of the other books from the list!

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