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100 1 Klaus, Ian.
245 10 Forging capitalism|h[electronic resource] :|bRogues,
swindlers, frauds, and the rise of modern finance.|cIan
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490 0 Yale in Economic and Financial History.
520 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.
533 Electronic reproduction.|bNew Haven :|cYale University
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