Money for Nothing

Money for Nothing

The Scientists, Fraudsters, and Corrupt Politicians Who Reinvented Money, Panicked A Nation, and Made the World Rich

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At the dawn of the eighteenth century, England was running out of money due to a prolonged war with France. They turned to the stock market-- a relatively new invention itself. In the hub of London's stock market-- Exchange Alley-- the South Sea Company hatched a scheme to turn pieces of the national debt into shares of company stock. The financial revolution was subject to trial and error on a grand scale, with dramatic, sometimes devastating consequences for people's lives. Levenson chronicles the moment when the needs of war, discoveries of natural philosophy, and ambitions of investors collided.
Publisher: New York : Random House, [2020]
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780812998467
0812998464
Branch Call Number: 330.942 L576
Characteristics: xv, 453 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm

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💰Even today, money for nothing is the American Dream.

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