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A Mathematician, The Last Supper And The Birth Of Accounting

On the show today, the story of an innovation that changed the way the world works, and of the man who made this innovation possible. Luca Pacioli was a monk, a mathematician, a magician and possibly, the boyfriend of Leonardo da Vinci. Jane Gleeson-White, author of Double Entry: How the Merchants of Venice Created Modern Finance, tells us the story of Pacioli and how his book on mathematics changed business across the planet. Note: This episode was originally posted last year. Download the Planet Money iPhone App. Music: Noah & The Whale's "Tonight's the Kind of Night." Find us: Twitter/ Facebook/ Spotify/ Tumblr

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