In the aftermath of recent financial crises, people might consider finance a wrecking ball: something that destroys fortunes and jobs, and undermines governments and banks. In "Money Changes Everything," leading financial economist William Goetzmann argues the exact opposite--that the development of finance has made the growth of civilizations possible. Goetzmann explains that finance is a time machine, a technology that allows us to move value forward and backward through time; and that this innovation has changed the very way we think about and plan for the future. He shows how finance was present at key moments in history: driving the invention of writing in ancient Mesopotamia, spurring the classical civilizations of Greece and Rome to become great empires, determining the rise and fall of dynasties in imperial China, and underwriting the trade expeditions that led Europeans to the New World. He also demonstrates how the apparatus we associate with a modern economy--stock markets, lines of credit, complex financial products, and international trade--were repeatedly developed, forgotten, and reinvented over the course of human history.
Exploring the critical role of finance over the millennia, and around the world, Goetzmann details how wondrous financial technologies and institutions--money, bonds, banks, corporations, and more--have helped urban centers to expand and cultures to flourish. And it's not done reshaping our lives, as Goetzmann considers the challenges we face in the future, such as how to use the power of finance to care for an aging and expanding population.
" Money Changes Everything" presents a fascinating look into the way that finance has steered the course of history.
Описание: Women now receive more college degrees than men, and enter the workforce with better job opportunities than ever before. Indeed, the wage gap between men and women has never been smaller. So why does the typical woman have only 36 cents for every dollar of wealth owned by the typical man? How is it that never-married women working full-time have only 16% as much wealth as similarly situated men? And why do single mothers have only 8% of the wealth of single fathers? The first book to focus on the differences in wealth between women and men, Shortchanged is a compelling and accessible examination of why women struggle to accumulate assets, who has what, and why it matters. Mariko Lin Chang draws on the most comprehensive national data on wealth and on in-depth interviews to show how differences in earnings, in saving and investing, and, most important, the demands of care-giving all contribute to the gender-wealth gap. She argues that the current focus on equal pay and family-friendly workplace policies, although important, will not ultimately change or eliminate wealth inequalities. What Chang calls the "wealth escalator"--comprised of fringe benefits, the tax code, and government benefits--and the "debt anchor" must be the targets of policies aimed at strengthening women's financial resources. Chang proposes a number of practical suggestions to address the unequal burdens and consequences of care-giving, so that women who work just as hard as men will not be left standing in financial quicksand. A comprehensive portrait of where women and men stand with respect to wealth, Shortchanged not only sheds light on why women lack wealth, but also offers solutions for improving the financial situation of women, men, and families.
Описание: Hedge fund managers who survived and profited through the 2008 financial crisis share their secrets In light of the colossal losses and amidst the resulting confusion that still lingers, it is time to rethink money management in the broadest of terms.
Описание: Credit rating agencies play a critical role in capital markets, guiding the asset allocation of institutional investors as private capital moves freely around the world in search of the best trade-off between risk and return. This book deals with the role that the agencies play in the international financial markets.
It has no more value, as a simple slip of paper, than Monopoly money. Yet even children recognize that tearing one into small pieces is an act of inconceivable stupidity. What makes a $20 bill actually worth twenty dollars? In the third volume of his best-selling Naked series, Charles Wheelan uses this seemingly simple question to open the door to the surprisingly colorful world of money and banking.
The search for an answer triggers countless other questions along the way: Why does paper money ( fiat currency if you want to be fancy) even exist? And why do some nations, like Zimbabwe in the 1990s, print so much of it that it becomes more valuable as toilet paper than as currency? How do central banks use the power of money creation to stop financial crises? Why does most of Europe share a common currency, and why has that arrangement caused so much trouble? And will payment apps, bitcoin, or other new technologies render all of this moot?
In Naked Money, Wheelan tackles all of the above and more, showing us how our banking and monetary systems should work in ideal situations and revealing the havoc and suffering caused in real situations by inflation, deflation, illiquidity, and other monetary effects. Throughout, Wheelan s uniquely bright-eyed, whimsical style brings levity and clarity to a subject often devoid of both. With illuminating stories from Argentina, Zimbabwe, North Korea, America, China, and elsewhere around the globe, Wheelan demystifies the curious world behind the paper in our wallets and the digits in our bank accounts."
Автор: Murali Iyengar Название: Money Matters ISBN: 813210532X ISBN-13(EAN): 9788132105329 Издательство: Sage Publications Рейтинг: Цена: 1690 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Money Matters is a comprehensive guide to the basic principles of macroeconomics. It provides a nuanced yet in-depth understanding of the linkages between financial markets and the real economy. Murali Iyengar covers a wide range of topics integral to both the Indian and the global economies. Beginning with a basic theoretical discussion on macroeconomics, it eases the reader into the exploration of the more advanced concepts.
Автор: Chadda Maya Название: Why India Matters ISBN: 1626370397 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781626370395 Издательство: Taylor&Francis Рейтинг: Цена: 3029 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Why is India's rise on the world stage so controversial? How can a state that is losing authority to its regions at the same time grow in international importance? Exploring an apparent paradox, Maya Chadda shows how culture, politics, wealth, and policy have combined to forge a distinctive Indian path to power, both nationally and in the international arena.
Описание: THE HOW?€“TO GUIDE TO THE WORLD OF MONEY AND INVESTING Blue Chip Kids: What Every Child (and Parent) Should Know About Money, Investing, and the Stock Market is a fun and easy?€“to?€“understand introduction to the world of money and investing for kids an
Автор: Baker, Ronald J. Название: Measure what matters to customers ISBN: 0471752940 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780471752943 Издательство: Wiley Рейтинг: Цена: 6793 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Measure What Matters to Customers reveals how to capitalize on Key Predictive Indicators (KPIs), the innovative measures that define the success of your enterprise as your customers do. If you want to increase your company`s profits by working smarter, this is the book for you. .
Автор: de Blij, Harm Название: Why Geography Matters ISBN: 0195315820 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780195315820 Издательство: Oxford Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 1040 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Demonstrates how geography`s perspectives yield unique and penetrating insights into the interconnections that mark our shrinking world. This book shows how and why the US has become the world`s most geographically illiterate society of consequence - and demonstrates that this geographic illiteracy is a direct risk to America`s national security.
Автор: Iain McMenamin Название: If Money Talks, What Does it Say? ISBN: 0199665702 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780199665709 Издательство: Oxford Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 8118 р. Наличие на складе: Невозможна поставка.
Описание: Why do businesses contribute to political parties? Is money a universal language? Do business contributions to political parties convey different messages in different countries? This book answers these questions based on intensive case studies of Australia, Canada, and Germany.
Описание: Steve Forbes`s call for a return to the gold standard--a controversial but well-argued book written for both financial professionals and general business readers. Filled with dramatic anecdotes, as well as investing recommendations for today`s difficult environment.
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