Recently, Red Ice Radio (at Red Ice Creations) interviewed a man by the name of Jason Erb on the matter of economic history and alternative currencies. I'll let Red Ice's blurb speak for itself:
"Jason Erb joins us from Ontario, Canada where he started the website Exposing Faux Capitalism during the global financial collapse in 2008. We'll hear about a number of topics such as the history of the monetary system, credit default swaps, debt based currency and compound interest. Jason explains how the currency system is run by belief, confidence and control of information but nothing is there to back it up. In the second hour, he'll speak more about one world currency, The World Bank and the Bank of International Settlements. Then, we'll get into regional currencies and alternatives such as BitCoin, Mountain Hours and others. We'll also discuss how Europe went from being against usury or interest, to favoring it. Jason takes it all the way back to Grecian B.C. times. Later, we'll zoom forward and discuss the future of the Euro as many have speculated that it will collapse, causing countries to opt out of the centralized government clutches."
Below is the YouTube video covering the first hour of this two-hour interview. The second is behind the pay wall, alas, and thus I cannot embed it here for your convenience. If you want to hear it, then I recommend taking out a subscription at Red Ice Radio; your other alternative is to wait for someone to upload it, which may take a while. Enjoy, and I hope that you get something useful out of this interview.