"Trust" in Money for Economic and Social Stability


November 25, 2019 | MoAF in the News

Trust in money is implicit, but when money is manipulated, trust is lost, leading to economic and social instability and human suffering. Such is the basis of an award-winning PBS documentary, “In Money We Trust?,” which was screened at Fordham’s Gabelli School of Business Lincoln Center campus in a program presented in partnership with the Museum of American Finance on November 11.

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    Museum Board and Staff Mourn the Loss of Paul Volcker

    The Museum of American Finance trustees and staff mourn the loss of our Advisory Council member, former Whitehead Award honoree and good friend, Paul Volcker.

  • November 29, 2019
    Stock Market Menagerie: Bulls vs. Bears, Unicorns & the Animals of Wall Street
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    Someone turning on the financial news for the very first time might get the impression that Wall Street isn’t a market but rather an animal parade: bulls and bears, hawks and doves, dead cats and doomed sheep, and so on. Stock market animal references reach back to the early days of Wall Street. But what exactly does all the animal-based market slang mean?

  • November 19, 2019
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    The paperback edition of Alexander Hamilton on Finance, Credit, and Debt, co-authored by MoAF Chairman Richard Sylla and MoAF President/CEO David Cowen, is now available as a paperback edition. Members, supporters and friends of the Museum will receive a 30% discount off the purchase price with promo code "CUP30" on the Columbia University Press website.

  • November 13, 2019
    MoAF and Cheddar Collaborate on Two-Part C-Suite Video Series

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  • October 24, 2019
    What Caused the Stock Market Crash of 1929—And What We Still Get Wrong About It
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    For the 90th anniversary of Black Thursday, TIME spoke to financial historian Richard Sylla, a Professor Emeritus of Economics and the former Henry Kaufman Professor of the History of Financial Institutions and Markets at New York University Stern School of Business and Chairman of the board of the Museum of American Finance in New York City.

  • October 16, 2019
    Private Dollars With the Potential to Drive Public Good
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  • October 7, 2019
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  • Press release issued September 4, 2019
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    Press Releases

    On September 19, the Museum of American Finance will present “Corporate Sustainability: Is It Sustainable?,” a timely discussion with industry leaders driving sustainability as an essential element of corporate purpose and a means to achieve transformative social impact.

  • August 14, 2019
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    MoAF in the News

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    MoAF in the News

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  • Issued January 2, 2019
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  • November 7, 2018
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