While trying to convey that money is no more than a confidence booster, author Richard Davies in his article, “The Fiction That Makes the World Go Round,” claims that of the inventions we use throughout our daily routines “nothing is as strange as money.” In an attempt to make us aware about money’s true meaning, Davies mentions that money doesn’t exactly promise you anything of true value besides more “paper money.” In addition to his own work, Davies also brings light to the book, Money: The True Story of a Made-up Thing, written by Jacob Goldstein, who speaks on a similar perspective of money’s value. Goldstein states “it’s a made-up thing, a shared fiction.” Money is nothing more than what society wants it to be, or the value they “think” it holds. Proving this, Davies asserts how money is always changing through time, moving from more commodity currencies to what it is now, paper currency.

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  1. davidbdale says:

    Reading your version, I wondered why Davies would employ bad grammar by saying: “none are as strange as money,” but that bad grammar is yours. 🙂

    None means “Not one,” and therefore the correct grammar would be: “none is as strange as money.” Even that is not what Davies said. You’ve misquoted him. Bad idea.

    While it’s not relevant to the assignment in particular, you leave out many essential commas in your paragraph (and insert one that’s not needed), all of which I’d be happy to explain to you.

    I appreciate that you correctly deployed double quotes around “think.”

    A book title should be italicized, not placed in quotation marks.

  2. giantsfan224 says:

    Thanks for the feedback, corrections have been made.

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