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The force of finance : triumph of the capital markets
Brenner, Reuven.
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Financial century
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New York ; London : Texere, 2002.

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xviii, 220 pages ; 24 cm
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Reprinted with a preface for U.S. and international readers. - Originally published as The financial century. Toronto : Stoddart, 2001.
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Reuven Brenner looks at the challenges and opportunities facing the world and provides a strong case that open capital markets, if they are allowed to happen, bring about defacto democracy - the United States in particular, but also in Latin America and Russia. He shows that to devise political, business and financial strategies, one must look at the details of politics and monetary policies, the movement of people and capital across borders, and the myths that social scientists create. The financial regulatory changes required to adjust to a more mobile world, religion, nationalism, the connection between higher education and the myths societies live by are all examined.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Preface for the U.S. and International Editionp. xi
Introductionp. 1
1 Another American Centuryp. 9
2 Capital Markets and Democracyp. 33
3 Globalization: The Long Road from Immobility to Mobilityp. 59
4 Direct Democracy and Financial Markets: What Do They Have in Common?p. 79
5 Monetary Standards and the International Financial Systemp. 103
6 Nationalismp. 131
7 Extracting Sunbeams Out of Cucumbersp. 153
8 The Future of Higher Educationp. 173
9 A Financial Twenty-first Centuryp. 195
Select Bibliographyp. 209
Indexp. 213