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Paper promises : debt, money, and the new world order

Author: Philip Coggan
Publisher: New York : PublicAffairs, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A columnist for the "Economist" discusses the history of monetary booms and busts and describes the consequences of the enormous amounts of unrepayable debt racked up by the United States for the country and its citizens.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Philip Coggan
ISBN: 9781610391269 1610391268
OCLC Number: 781939220
Description: 294 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: The nature of money --
Ignoring Polonius --
Going for gold --
Money and the Depression --
Dancing with the dollar --
Paper promises --
Blowing bubbles --
Riding the gravy train --
The crisis begins --
Not so risk-free --
Bequeathing our debts --
Paying the bill --
A new order.
Responsibility: Philip Coggan.

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From the Economist's award-winning Buttonwood columnist comes a timely and incisive analysis of debt: the defining feature of our financial era  Read more...

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Financial Times "Bold and confident ... Coggan covers the terrain with characteristic calmness and objectivity, avoids over-simplification, and laces his arguments with his trademark erudition ... Read more...

 
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