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The Mystery of Banking
By Ludwig von Mises Institute
4.3 out of 5 stars with 126 reviews
Talk about great timing. Rothbard's extraordinary book unravels the mystery of banking: What is legitimate enterprise and what is a government-backed shell game that can't last? His explanation is clear enough for anyone to follow and yet precise a
Money, Sound, Unsound
By Listen and Think Audio
4.1 out of 5 stars with 179 reviews
Ludwig von Mises said there can never be too much of a good theory. Salerno proves it in this sweeping and nearly comprehensive audiobook on applied Austrian monetary theory. He uses the Mises/Rothbard theory of money to reinterpret historical episod
What Happened to Goldman Sachs: An Insiders Story of Organizational Drift and Its Unintended Consequences
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ean: 9781622314461, isbn: 1622314468,
4.5 out of 5 stars with 17 reviews
In What Happened to Goldman Sachs, Columbia Business School professor and former Sachs executive Steven Mandis charts the evolution of Goldman Sachs from an ethical standard to a legal one and uncovers the forces behind what he calls Goldman's “organizational drift.” Drawing from his firsthand experience; sociological research; analysis of SEC, congressional, and other filings; and a wide array of interviews with former clients, detractors, and current and former partners, Mandis exposes
The Marine Corps Way to Win on Wall Street: 11 Key Principles from Battlefield to Boardroom
4.0 out of 5 stars with 119 reviews
Many Americans view Wall Street as a bastion of greed and corruption - a place that attracts people who don't deserve the money they make but are willing to break the law to get more of it. Yet for all their mistrust, many of these same Americans believe that Wall Street is essential for our economy to function. How do we fix it? Send in the marines.
Known for its exemplary discipline, the Marine Corps ensures victory by obeying key commands, such as: establish clear, tactical objectives;
The Secret Club That Runs the World: Inside the Fraternity of Commodities Traders
4.1 out of 5 stars with 223 reviews
When most people think of the drama of global finance, they think of stocks and bonds, venture capital, high-tech IPOs, and complex mortgage backed securities. But commodities? Crude oil and soybeans? Copper and wheat? What could be more boring?
That's exactly what the elite commodity traders want you to think. They don't seek the media spotlight. They don't want to be as famous as Warren Buffett or Bill Gross. Their astonishing wealth was created in near-total obscurity, because they dwelled
The Business Blockchain: Promise, Practice, and Application of the Next Internet Technology
4.2 out of 5 stars with 125 reviews
The definitive pioneering blueprint covering the what, why, and how of the blockchain.
Blockchains are new technology layers that rewire the Internet and threaten to side-step older legacy constructs and centrally served businesses. At its core, a blockchain injects trust into the network, cutting off some intermediaries from serving that function and creatively disrupting how they operate. Metaphorically, blockchains are the ultimate non-stop computers. Once launched, they never go down, and
Crash of the Titans: Greed, Hubris, the Fall of Merrill Lynch and the Near-Collapse of Bank of America
4.7 out of 5 stars with 165 reviews
The intimate, fly-on-the wall tale of the decline and fall of an America icon.
With one notable exception, the firms that make up what we know as Wall Street have always been part of an inbred, insular culture that most people only vaguely understand. The exception was Merrill Lynch, a firm that revolutionized the stock market by bringing Wall Street to Main Street, setting up offices in far-flung cities and towns long ignored by the giants of finance. With its ''thundering herd'' of
The Only Game in Town: Central Banks, Instability, and Avoiding the Next Collapse
4.8 out of 5 stars with 140 reviews
New York Times Best Seller
Dr. Mohamed A. El-Erian, one of the world's most influential economic thinkers and the author of When Markets Collide, has written a road map to what lies ahead and the decisions we must make now to stave off the next global economic and financial crisis.
Our current economic path is coming to an end. The signposts are all around us: sluggish growth, rising inequality, stubbornly high pockets of unemployment, and jittery financial markets, to name a few. Soon we
Naked Money: A Revealing Look at What It Is and Why It Matters
4.1 out of 5 stars with 22 reviews
Consider the $20 bill. It has no more value, as a simple slip of paper, than Monopoly money. Yet even children recognize that tearing one into small pieces is an act of inconceivable stupidity. What makes a $20 bill actually worth $20?
In the third volume of his best-selling Naked series, Charles Wheelan uses this seemingly simple question to open the door to the surprisingly colorful world of money and banking. The search for an answer triggers countless other questions along the way: Why
Cryptoassets: The Innovative Investor's Guide to Bitcoin and Beyond
4.2 out of 5 stars with 167 reviews
The innovative investor's guide to an entirely new asset class - from two experts on the cutting edge
With the rise of bitcoin and blockchain technology, investors can capitalize on the greatest investment opportunity since the Internet. Bitcoin was the first cryptoasset, but today there are over 800 and counting, including ether, ripple, litecoin, monero, and more. This clear, concise, and accessible guide from two industry insiders shows you how to navigate this brave new blockchain world -
The Color of Money: Black Banks and the Racial Wealth Gap
4.4 out of 5 stars with 207 reviews
When the Emancipation Proclamation was signed in 1863, the black community owned less than one percent of the United States' total wealth. More than 150 years later, that number has barely budged. The Color of Money pursues the persistence of this racial wealth gap by focusing on the generators of wealth in the black community: black banks.
The catch-22 of black banking is that the very institutions needed to help communities escape the deep poverty caused by discrimination and segregation
Den of Thieves
By Simon & Schuster Audio
4.8 out of 5 stars with 201 reviews
A number one best seller from coast to coast, Den of Thieves tells, in masterfully reported detail, the full story of the insider-trading scandal that nearly destroyed Wall Street, the men who pulled it off, and the chase that finally brought them to justice.
Pulitzer Prize winner James B. Stewart shows for the first time how four of the biggest names on Wall Street - Michael Milken, Ivan Boesky, Martin Siegel, and Dennis Levine - created the greatest insider-trading ring in financial history
Billion Dollar Whale
4.2 out of 5 stars with 58 reviews
The definitive inside account of the 1MDB scandal, ''a true life thriller'' (Ben Mezrich) about a ''modern Gatsby'' who managed to swindle over $5 billion with the aid of Goldman Sachs and others - a ''must read'' (Booklist) ''epic tale'' (Publishers Weekly, starred review) that exposes the secret nexus of elite wealth, banking, Hollywood, and politics from two award-winning Wall Street Journal reporters.
In 2009, with the dust yet to settle on the financial crisis, a baby-faced, seemingly
By World Bank Publications
ean: 9780821350775, isbn: 0821350773,
4.0 out of 5 stars with 290 reviews
TradeCAN 2002 is a comprehensive database and versatile toolbox for the analysis of the competitiveness of nations. It is based on the official UN international trade statistics, using the 4-digit standard international trade classification. It covers the period 1985-2000 for all exporter countries in the world. Around the central concept of 'market share,' TradeCAN offers novel indicators of the quality, structure and performance of international trade specialization of nations.TradeCAN 2002
Blockchain Revolution: How the Technology Behind Bitcoin Is Changing Money, Business, and the World
ean: 9781511357685, isbn: 1511357681,
4.9 out of 5 stars with 59 reviews
The technology likely to have the greatest impact on the future of the world economy has arrived, and it’s not self-driving cars, solar energy, or artificial intelligence.It’s called the blockchain.The first generation of the digital revolution brought us the Internet of information. The second generation—powered by blockchain technology—is bringing us the Internet of value: a new, distributed platform that can help us reshape the world of business and transform the old order of human
The House of Morgan: An American Banking Dynasty and the Rise of Modern Finance (LIBRARY EDITION)
ean: 9781482928617, isbn: 1482928612,
4.0 out of 5 stars with 7 reviews
[LIBRARY EDITION Audiobook CD format in sturdy Vinyl Case with cloth sleeves that keep compact discs protected.] [Read by Robertson Dean] *Winner of the National Book Award and now considered a classic, The House of Morgan is the most ambitious history ever written about an American banking dynasty. Acclaimed by the Wall Street Journal as ''brilliantly researched and written,'' the book tells the rich, panoramic story of four generations of Morgans and the powerful, secretive firms they
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