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Extreme Money: the Masters of the Universe and the cult of risk

Satyajit Das



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29 January 2014
Economics & Business; Financial crises & disasters; Economic history
The bestselling author on how money and finance enslaved the world.

The human race created money and finance. But our inventions re-create us. Mankind mistook money - a lubricant of society and human well-being - for an end in itself. Finance, the monetary shadow of real things, came to dominate human reality. Extreme Money tells the story of how this happened - and, in so doing, it tells the story of the modern world.

Bestselling author Satyajit Das draws on over thirty years of personal experience at the heart of modern global finance to narrate this story. Das reveals the spectacular, dangerous money games that have generated increasingly massive bubbles of fake growth, Ponzi prosperity, sophistication, and wealth - while endangering the jobs, possessions, and futures of virtually everyone outside the financial industry.

Epic in its scope, Extreme Money reveals how we have all become slaves to our own illusory, unsustainable creation- global finance.

'A true insider's devastating analysis of the financial alchemy of the last thiry years and its destructive consequences.' Nouriel Roubini, Professor of Economics and NYU Stern School of Business and Chairman of Roubini Global Economics 'The best book yet to come out of the financial crisis.' Charles Morris, author of The Two Trillion Dollar Meltdown 'A rich analysis told with colour and verve.' Philip Augar, author of Reckless- The Rise and Fall of the City
By:   Satyajit Das
Imprint:   Penguin
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 199mm,  Width: 130mm,  Spine: 34mm
Weight:   400g
ISBN:   9780143571452
ISBN 10:   0143571451
Publication Date:   29 January 2014
Audience:   General/trade ,  College/higher education ,  ELT Advanced ,  Primary
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

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