Religious reformers like Martin Luther laid the groundwork for the later emergence of Liberal political economy by purging late-medieval conceptions of the monetary instrument as a potentially boundless public utility from the collective imagination.

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Scott Ferguson and Brendan Cook
Brendan Cook holds a Ph.D. in Renaissance Studies from the University of Toronto. He is editor and translator of Correspondence: Lorenzo Valla (Harvard University Press, 2014). He is currently interested in the transition from the later Middle Ages to the Renaissance, with a focus on changes in metaphysics and poetics. Scott Ferguson holds a Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Film Studies from UC Berkeley and is presently co-director of the Film & New Media Studies Track in the Department of Humanities & Cultural Studies at the University of South Florida. He is a Research Scholar at the Binzagr Institute for Sustainable Prosperity and co-founder of the Modern Money Network: Humanities Division. His book Declarations of Dependence: Money, Aesthetics, and the Politics of Care is forthcoming from University of Nebraska Press in Spring 2018.