Pokémon cards are a form of private money for children

Allure

Money's allure Pokémania: Whoever created Pokémon cards was a strange genius. He identified the necessary properties of money and created his very own printing press. The cards can be used to play a board g...
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Interview in The Guardian

Interview in The Guardian In their daily commute on trains or the underground, most bankers read the financial press, work on their BlackBerries or dream about what to do with their bonuses. Eric Lonergan mull...
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Review in The Economist

Review in The Economist Towards the end of Eric Lonergan’s considered treatise on money, he recounts how Pokémon cards, a baffling craze from Japan, spontaneously turned into currency in his daughter’s school ...
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Panel discussion, The Economist

Panel discussion, The Economist Last night, I found myself in St Mary le Bow church in Cheapside, debating "The colour of money". The event was the launch of a (rather good) book by Eric Lonergan, a hedge fund...
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Discussion on Mark Vernon’s blog

Discussion on Mark Vernon's blog Money is reflexive stuff. Not just in the sense of being a medium of exchange. But in the sense that it affects our beliefs, values and feelings. Read on......