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Framing Finance: The Boundaries of Markets and Modern Capitalism

Alex Preda

Abstract

As the banking crisis and its effects on the world economy have made plain, the stock market is of colossal importance to our livelihoods. This book looks at the history of the market to figure out how we arrived at a point where investing is not only commonplace, but critical, as market fluctuations threaten our plans to send our children to college or retire comfortably. As the book discovers through extensive research, the public was once much more skeptical. For investing to become accepted, a deep-seated prejudice against speculation had to be overcome, and the book reveals that over the ... More

Keywords: banking crisis, stock market, market fluctuations, investment, public financial education

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780226679310
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: February 2013 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226679334.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Alex Preda, author