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The cash nexus : money and power in the modern world, 1700-2000

Author: Niall Ferguson
Publisher: London : Penguin Books, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Shows that a nation's success largely depends on the way it manages its money. But where do money and politics meet? From 1700 to the present day, the author offers an analysis of the evolution of  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Niall Ferguson
ISBN: 0140293337 9780140293333
OCLC Number: 223412436
Description: xix, 552 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Contents: Part 1 Spending and taxing: the rise and fall of the warfare state; "hateful taxes"; the Commons and the castle -representation and administration. Part 2 Promises to pay: mountains of the moon - public debts; the money printers - default and debasement; of interest. Part 3 Economic politics: dead weights and tax-eaters - the social history of finance; the myth of the feelgood factor; the Silverbridge syndrome - electoral economics. Part 4 Global power: masters and plankton - financial globalization; golden fetters, paper chains - international monetary regimes; the American wave - democracy's flow and ebb; fractured unities; understretch - the limits of economic power; conclusion.
Responsibility: Niall Ferguson.

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