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Title Forging capitalism [electronic resource] : Rogues, swindlers, frauds, and the rise of modern finance. Ian Klaus.
Author Klaus, Ian.
Imprint 2014.
Description 1 online resource
Call # eBOOK
Series Yale in Economic and Financial History.
Summary A riveting history of raw capitalism that exposes the unscrupulousness at its heart Vice is endemic to Western capitalism, according to this fascinating, wildly entertaining, often startling history of modern finance. Ian Klaus's Forging Capitalism demonstrates how international financial affairs in the nineteenth century were conducted not only by gentlemen as a noble pursuit but also by connivers, thieves, swindlers, and frauds who believed that no risk was too great and no scheme too outrageous if the monetary reward was substantial enough. Taken together, the grand deceptions of the ambitious schemers and the determined efforts to guard against them have been instrumental in creating the financial establishments of today. In a story teeming with playboys and scoundrels and rich in colorful and amazing events, Klaus chronicles the evolution of trust through three distinct epochs: the age of values, the age of networks and reputations, and, ultimately, in a world of increased technology and wealth, the age of skepticism and verification. In today's world, where the questionable dealings of large international financial institutions are continually in the spotlight, this extraordinary history has great relevance, offering essential lessons in both the importance and the limitations of trust.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. New Haven : Yale University Press, 2014. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 4464 KB) or Kobo app or compatible Kobo device (file size: N/A KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB).
Subject Business.
History.
Genre Electronic books.
Addl. Author OverDrive, Inc., distributor.
Related To Original 9780300181944
ISBN 9780300188332 (electronic bk)

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