Extreme Money: The Masters Of The Universe And The Cult Of Risk

Extreme Money: The Masters Of The Universe And The Cult Of Risk

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The bestselling author on how money and finance enslaved the world. The human race created money and finance. But our inventions re-create us. Mankind mistook money - a lubricant of society and human well-being - for an end in itself. Finance, the monetary shadow of real things, came to dominate human reality. Extreme Money tells the story of how this happened - and, in so doing, it tells the story of the modern world. Bestselling author Satyajit Das draws on over thirty years of personal experience at the heart of modern global finance to narrate this story. Das reveals the spectacular, dangerous money games that have generated increasingly massive bubbles of fake growth, Ponzi prosperity, sophistication, and wealth - while endangering the jobs, possessions, and futures of virtually everyone outside the financial industry. Epic in its scope, Extreme Money reveals how we have all become slaves to our own illusory, unsustainable creation- global finance. 'A true insider's devastating analysis of the financial alchemy of the last thiry years and its destructive consequences.' Nouriel Roubini, Professor of Economics and NYU Stern School of Business and Chairman of Roubini Global Economics 'The best book yet to come out of the financial crisis.' Charles Morris, author of The Two Trillion Dollar Meltdown 'A rich analysis told with colour and verve.' Philip Augar, author of Reckless- The Rise and Fall of the City
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  • Paperback | 544 pages
  • 130 x 199 x 34mm | 400g
  • Penguin Books Australia
  • Hawthorn, Australia
  • 0143571451
  • 9780143571452
  • 334,876

About Satyajit Das

Satyajit Das is an internationally respected expert in finance with over thirty years' experience. He has worked for the 'sell side' (Citicorp Investment Bank and Merrill Lynch), the 'buy side' (as Treasurer of the TNT Group), and as a consultant advising banks, investors, corporations, and central banks worldwide. Das is the author of many highly regarded standard reference books on derivatives and risk management. In 2006, he published the international bestseller Traders, Guns & Money, an account of the world of derivatives trading. In Traders, Guns & Money and a series of speeches delivered at the time, 'The Coming Credit Crash', he provided a highly prescient insight into the structure and risk of the world financial system exposing the problems that subsequently became apparent. Das was recently featured in Charles Ferguson's 2010 Academy Award-winning documentary Inside Job and the 2009 BBC documentary Tricks with Risk. Satyajit Das was selected as one of the 50 most influential financial thinkers in the world by Bloomberg in 2014.
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