At last, we straightened out what was wrong with the You Tube account! On with the show! A reader recently offered to help me animate cartoons so we might start having some real fun here, soon! As for today, here is my latest video which is a meditation on the business of the very first paper money printed 1,000 years ago in Song, China.YouTube – Pegasus and Magical Money
Here is the book, ‘The Origins of Value’ which I show in this video. It is a pretty good book and I recommend using it.
Here is a Syracuse coin from 310 BC. It features Athena, the Greek goddess of industry and intelligence. And on her helm is Pegasus.
Athena doesn’t hang out on Mt. Olympus with poets, the Graces, etc. But Pegasus does. The flying horse is, to this day, the emblem of all things creative.
Hamlet’s Mill is another good book. I consult it frequently. This is where I learned that Pegasus was a very ancient god for the City of Ur. And is a lightning god. A number of later gods took away this lighting bolt power of Pegasus. But the Pegasus Square was considered a very important star group, thousands of years ago. When looking at it with the naked eye, there are no other stars inside it. So it was considered to be part of the Darkness.
So why is it intimately connected with fiat money? Anyone’s guess.
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