Extreme Money

Masters of the Universe and the Cult of Risk

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Author: Satyajit Das

Publisher: FT Press

ISBN: 013279019X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 550

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The human race created money and finance: then, our inventions recreated us. In Extreme Money, best-selling author and global finance expert Satyajit Das tells how this happened and what it means. Das reveals the spectacular, dangerous money games that are generating increasingly massive bubbles of fake growth, prosperity, and wealth--while endangering the jobs, possessions, and futures of virtually everyone outside finance. "...virtually in a category of its own — part history, part book of financial quotations, part cautionary tale, part textbook. It contains some of the clearest charts about risk transfer you will find anywhere. ...Others have laid out the dire consequences of financialisation ("the conversion of everything into monetary form", in Das’s phrase), but few have done it with a wider or more entertaining range of references...[Extreme Money] does... reach an important, if worrying, conclusion: financialisation may be too deep-rooted to be torn out. As Das puts it — characteristically borrowing a line from a movie, Inception — "the hardest virus to kill is an idea". -Andrew Hill "Eclectic Guide to the Excesses of the Crisis" Financial Times (August 17, 2011) Extreme Money named to the longlist for the 2011 FT and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year award.

The Financial Crisis in Perspective (Collection)

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Author: Mark Zandi,Satyajit Das,John Authers

Publisher: FT Press

ISBN: 0133087492

Category:

Page: 1044

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How the financial crisis really happened, and what it really meant: 3 books packed with lessons for investors and policymakers! These three books offer unsurpassed insight into the causes and implications of the global financial crisis: information every investor and policy-maker needs to prepare for an extraordinarily uncertain future. In "Financial Shock, Updated Edition," renowned economist Mark Zandi provides the most concise, lucid account of the economic, political, and regulatory causes of the collapse, plus new insights into the continuing impact of the Obama administration's policies. Zandi doesn't just illuminate the roles of mortgage lenders, investment bankers, speculators, regulators, and the Fed: he offers sensible recommendations for preventing the "next "collapse. In "Extreme Money," best-selling author and global finance expert Satyajit Das reveals the spectacular, dangerous money games that are generating increasingly massive bubbles of fake growth, prosperity, and wealth, while endangering the jobs, possessions, and futures of everyone outside finance. Das explains how everything from home mortgages to climate change have become fully financialized... how "voodoo banking" keeps generating massive phony profits even now... and how a new generation of "Masters of the Universe" has come to own the world. Finally, in "The Fearful Rise of Markets," top "Financial Times" global finance journalist John Authers reveals how the first truly global super bubble was inflated, and may now be inflating again. He illuminates the multiple roots of repeated financial crises, presenting a truly global view that avoids both oversimplification and ideology. Most valuable of all, Authers offers realistic solutions: for decision-makers who want to prevent disaster, and investors who want to survive it. "From world-renowned leaders and experts, including" Dr. Mark Zandi, Satyajit Das, and John Authers

Easy Money

Evolution of Money from Robinson Crusoe to the First World War

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Author: Vivek Kaul

Publisher: SAGE Publications India

ISBN: 8132117840

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 300

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“A man hears what he wants to hear and disregards the rest,” wrote singer and songwriter Paul Simon some decades back. Books on the current financial crisis which started in late 2008 are a tad like that. Until now they have tended to deal with certain aspects of the crisis without looking at the bigger picture of what really went wrong. That bigger picture of the ongoing financial crisis has now started to evolve. Easy Money captures this big picture. The history of money and the financial system as it has evolved over the centuries stand at the heart of this endeavor. It explores the idea that the evolution of money over centuries has led to an easy money policy being followed by governments and central banks across the world, which in turn has fueled humongous Ponzi schemes, which have now started to unravel, bringing the whole world on the brink of a financial disaster. The book also explains how the lessons of the financial crisis have still not been learned, and in trying to deal with it, governments across the world are making the same mistakes which led to the current crisis in the first place.

Being Right or Making Money

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Author: Ned Davis

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118996593

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

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STAY A STEP AHEAD OF THE MARKETS BY REJECTING GUESSES ABOUTTHE FUTURE AND TRUSTING TECHNIQUES THAT WORK Today there are as many investment opinions as there are people.But as many a scorned investor can attest, predicting the futureisn't easy. In fact, Being Right or Making Money, ThirdEdition explains that reliably predicting the future isoften not even possible. The good news is that it isn'tnecessary either. Once you stop trying so hard to be right aboutthe future, you can start making money. Being Right or Making Money, Third Edition containsa position trading strategy that any serious investor will want tokeep nearby. Using the unbiased, objective standard in this book,you can stay on-target for profit in all market conditions. You'lllearn how to create asset allocation models in both stocks andbonds, how to make sense out of contrarian opinion, and how to useindicators to keep you focused, no matter what. You won't find any shock-and-awe investing tactics in this book.Instead, Being Right or Making Money, ThirdEdition presents the solid trading model that has made NedDavis Research Group a go-to source for market wisdom.

The Theory of Money and Financial Institutions

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Author: Martin Shubik

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262693110

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 466

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This first volume in a three-volume exposition of Shubik's vision of "mathematical institutional economics" explores a one-period approach to economic exchange with money, debt, and bankruptcy. This is the first volume in a three-volume exposition of Martin Shubik's vision of "mathematical institutional economics"--a term he coined in 1959 to describe the theoretical underpinnings needed for the construction of an economic dynamics. The goal is to develop a process-oriented theory of money and financial institutions that reconciles micro- and macroeconomics, using as a prime tool the theory of games in strategic and extensive form. The approach involves a search for minimal financial institutions that appear as a logical, technological, and institutional necessity, as part of the "rules of the game." Money and financial institutions are assumed to be the basic elements of the network that transmits the sociopolitical imperatives to the economy. Volume 1 deals with a one-period approach to economic exchange with money, debt, and bankruptcy. Volume 2 explores the new economic features that arise when we consider multi-period finite and infinite horizon economies. Volume 3 will consider the specific role of financial institutions and government, and formulate the economic financial control problem linking micro- and macroeconomics.

Extreme Trust

Turning Proactive Honesty and Flawless Execution into Long-Term Profits, Revised

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Author: Don Peppers,Martha Rogers

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101561270

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

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How companies can stay competitive in a world of total transparency. With their first book, 1993's The One-to-One Future, Don Peppers and Martha Rogers introduced the idea of managing interactive customer relationships, long before the Web and social networking made it standard business practice. With Extreme Trust, they look to the future once again, predicting that rising levels of transparency will require companies to protect the interests of their customers and employees proactively, even when it sometimes costs money in the short term. The importance of this "trustability" will transform every industry. Retail banks won't be able to rely as much on overdraft charges. Consumers will expect retailers to remind them when they have unused balances on gift cards. Credit card companies will coach customers to avoid excessive borrowing. Cell phone providers will help customers find appropriate calling plans for their usage patterns. Success won't come from top-down rules and processes, but from bottom-up solutions on the part of employees and customers themselves. And the most successful businesses will earn and keep the extreme trust of everyone they interact with

SHORTCUTS #1: SNOWBOARDING TO THE EXTREME

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Author: Sigmund Brouwer

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 141855975X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 80

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Keegan, the best skier on the hill, ends up playing detective when he discovers that someone is trying to sabotage the ski team, and it looks like a pretty blonde snowboarder is involved.

How to Worry Less About Money

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Author: John Armstrong,The School of Life

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1447213076

Category: Self-Help

Page: 160

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Our relationship with money is one that lasts a lifetime, yet traditionally books on the subject tend to take one of two routes: a) how to get more, or b) how to deal with less. John Armstrong turns these approaches upside down, and looks not at money itself, but at how we relate to it and the meaning we attach to it. How does it drive us and frighten us? Can it change the world for the better? And how much do we actually need? Offering surprising and helpful new insights, this book will encourage you to redefine your feelings about money, and ultimately enable you to discover what is really important to you in life. One in the new series of books from The School of Life, launched May 2012: How to Stay Sane by Philippa Perry How to Find Fulfilling Work by Roman Krznaric How to Worry Less About Money by John Armstrong How to Change the World by John-Paul Flintoff How to Thrive in the Digital Age by Tom Chatfield How to Think More About Sex by Alain de Botton

Bread of Life

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Author: Irish D. Torres

Publisher: Booksmango

ISBN: 1633232131

Category: Religion

Page: 96

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This is a testimonial book about Jesus Christ and how should we live our lives through Him, with Him, and in Him. This tackles about what is an ideal Christian living, and how to please God in everything that we do. Furthermore, this encourages individuals to glorify God moment by moment and to work out for the gift of salvation.