Silvio Gesell: The ‘Strange, Unduly Neglected Prophet’ Who Hated Money

A financial crash in 1890 convinced him that money was behind the world’s economic problems. By Greg Rosalsky Editor’s note: This is an excerpt of Planet Money‘s newsletter. You can sign up here. Silvio Gesell hated money. A German entrepreneur who moved to Argentina for business in the late 19th century, he witnessed a massive financial crash in[…]