The Almighty Dollar by Dharshini David

Published September 27, 2022

The Almighty Dollar by Dharshini David

Book info

  • Title The Almighty Dollar
  • Author Dharshini David
  • Year 2018
  • Genre Economics

Have you ever wondered why we can afford to buy far more clothes than our grandparents ever could... but may be less likely to own a home in which to keep them all? Why your petrol bill can double in a matter of months, but it never falls as fast? Behind all of this lies economics. It’s not always easy to grasp the complex forces that are shaping our lives. But by following a dollar on its journey around the globe, we can start to piece it all together.


I bought this book a while ago and have only just got round to reading it. That means it’s a bit dated - obviously the economy has moved on a lot since it was first published in 2018. But the concept is great and it still reveals a lot about how the economy functions and how global everything is, interconnected and reliant on each other. The idea of following a dollar around the globe is great, I was always anticipating where we were going next and how we’d get there, and along the way learnt a lot. A fab read!

Rating: 5 / 5

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