Ashish Kulkarni had been reading about Germany all through February, and blogging about the things he read. In this episode, Aadisht Khanna spoke to him about three broad themes he had covered – the unification of Germany in the late nineteenth century, the German experience with hyperinflation in the aftermath of World War I, and the German Reunification.
What We Discussed
Goodreads: The War That Ended Peace
What Started the Biggest Population Boom in History?
NPR: How Fake Money Saved Brazil
A Theory of Optimum Currency Areas by Robert A. Mundell
The New York Times: Revenge of the Optimum Currency Area
Goodreads: Cities and the Wealth of Nations
The Intersection: How Indian Standard Time stays standard
Reddit: On different German words for mother and father
Econ for Everybody: One on inflation, and four on Germany’s reunification
Econ for Everybody: Four articles about the creation of Germany, and one about it’s reunification