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The speculation economy : how finance triumphed over industry

Author: Lawrence E Mitchell
Publisher: San Francisco, CA : Berrett-Koehler Publishers, ©2007.
Series: BK currents book.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Mitchell explains when, how, and why the stock market became the driving force of the American economy. Starting in the first decade of the 20th century, he tells the story of the legal, financial, economic, and social changes that allowed financiers to create large corporations for the main purpose of manufacturing stock and dumping it on the market. He shows how the federal government, wedded to an outdated  Read more...
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Mitchell, Lawrence E.
Speculation economy.
San Francisco, CA : Berrett-Koehler Publishers, ©2007
(OCoLC)654767873
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lawrence E Mitchell
ISBN: 9781576754009 1576754006
OCLC Number: 136777874
Description: xiii, 395 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: The principle of cooperation --
Sanctuary --
Transcendental value --
The new property --
The complex whole --
Much ado about nothing --
Panic and progress --
The speculation economy --
The end of reform --
Manufacturing securities.
Series Title: BK currents book.
Responsibility: Lawrence E. Mitchell.
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Traces the origins of problems of corruption to the first decade of the 20th century, when industrialists and bankers began merging existing companies into huge "combines" - today's giant  Read more...

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