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Talking to my daughter about the economy : a brief history of capitalism

Author: Yanis Varoufakis; Jacob Moe
Publisher: London : The Bodley Head, 2017. ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this letter to his teenage daughter, one of the world's most famous economists uses vivid stories to explain what economics is and why it is so dangerous. What is money and why does debt exist? Where do wealth and inequality come from? How come economics has the power to shape and destroy our lives? Economics is not a technical science, it is an epic drama: a battleground of ideas, a war between the powerful for  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Ebook version :
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Yanis Varoufakis; Jacob Moe
ISBN: 1847924425 9781847924421 9781847924445 1847924441
OCLC Number: 968166531
Language Note: Text in English.
Notes: Originally published in the original Greek in 2013.
Includes index.
Description: 209 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Why so much inequality? --
The birth of the market society --
The marriage of debt and profit --
The black magic of banking --
Two oedipal markets --
Haunted machines --
The dangerous fantasy of apolitical money --
Stupid viruses? --
Epilogue.
Other Titles: Brief history of capitalism
Responsibility: Yanis Varoufakis ; translated by Jacob Moe and Yanis Varoufakis.

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Yanis Varoufakis, the bestselling author of Adults in the Room, uses personal stories and famous myths to explain what economics is and why it has the power to change our world. In this intimate and  Read more...

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