Commodity Culture: Gold


All throughout recorded history, one metal that has continuously played a prominent role in the formation and advancement of human civilization is gold. The yellow metal has been seen as a representation of the sun, of the gods, and of true value, a form of real money without counterparty risks, and stores within it the freedom to transact and save wealth outside of the system.

Jewelry made from gold has been used to denote status in society, as an expression of wealth that is more than a gaudy ornament, but an actual store of value recognized by all nations, cultures, and political factions. On today’s episode, we seek to dig deep and uncover the mystery, intrigue, and political machinations that have surrounded a commodity the Incas referred to as the Tears of the Sun.

A collaboration between Kinvestor and Commodity Culture.

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