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Author Shiller, Robert J.

Title Finance and the good society / Robert J. Shiller.

Imprint Princeton, N.J. ; Oxford : Princeton University Press, c2012.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 3rd Floor    332 SHI    Available
Description xiii, 288 p. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 257-272) and index.
Contents Chief executive officers -- Investment managers -- Bankers -- Investment bankers -- Mortgage lenders and securitizers -- Traders and market makers -- Insurers -- Market designers and financial engineers -- Derivatives providers -- Lawyers and financial advisers -- Lobbyists -- Regulators -- Accountants and auditors -- Educators -- Public goods financiers -- Policy makers in charge of stabilizing the economy -- Trustees and nonprofit managers -- Philanthropists -- Finance, mathematics, and beauty -- Categorizing people : financiers versus artists and other idealists -- An impulse for risk taking -- An impulse for conventionality and familiarity -- Debt and leverage -- Some unfortunate incentives to sleaziness inherent in finance -- The significance of financial speculation -- Speculative bubbles and their costs to society -- Inequality and injustice -- Problems with philanthropy -- The dispersal of ownership of capital -- The great illusion : then and now.
Subject Finance -- History.
Capitalism -- History.
Social justice -- History.
ISBN 9780691154886 (alk. paper)
0691154880 (alk. paper)

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