Benjamin Franklin

A Nation Built on Debt

What is debt and where did it come from?
Licoricia of Winchester

Licoricia of Winchester, Jewish Widow and Medieval Financier

The story of Licoricia of Winchester illustrates just how much wealth and influence a Jewish woman could accumulate.
A U.S. Treasury Note

Introducing “Treasury Notes”

Treasury Notes, a new JSTOR Daily column, will discuss money in its historical context.
A couple with a baby look over their bills

What Happens to Kids When You Give Families a Universal Basic Income?

A town in Cherokee, North Carolina is an experiment on how a universal basic income affects kids.