Mr. and Mrs. Andrews, by Thomas Gainsborough, c. 1750. National Gallery, London.

Mr. and Mrs. Andrews, by Thomas Gainsborough, c. 1750. National Gallery, London.

About Money

Volume 1, Number 2 | spring 2008

Our Robber Barons, by Bernhard Gillam, 1882.

Preamble

Holy Dread

By Lewis H. Lapham

The history of the United States is synonymous with the dream of riches, but the question as to whether money is mortal or immortal has never been resolved.

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Only the little people pay taxes.

—Leona Helmsley, 1989

Lapham’sDaily

The World in Time

Jill Lepore

Lewis H. Lapham talks with Jill Lepore, author of These Truths: A History of the United States. More