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FELIX MARTIN is a professional economist and bond investor, and a former employee of the World Bank. He holds degrees in classics, international relations, and economics, and is an associate of George Soros's Institute for New Economic Thinking. He has published widely in professional, academic, and popular journals, including the Financial Times and The New York Review of Books. He lives in London.

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"Blending history and economic analysis in his engaging first book, economist and bond investor Martin explains the development of sovereign currency and its critically important function in modern economies. This is familiar territory for both economists and non-specialists, but Martin approaches his subject in entertaining fashion, discussing monetarism and monetary theory, from John Locke to the Federal Reserve System. He pauses to consider 'excessive accumulation, consumption, and competition for status,' which he dismisses as 'hard-wired into the human brain,' though he fails to consider greed in a world divided into asset holders and not. Martin stresses the connection between money and freedom, explaining why money is a 'one of the most powerful and important tools of democratic government.' He calls for 'radical reform,' but it's difficult to find Martin's magic rabbit or discern what his actual reform program would entail. His puzzling Socratic dialogue to try to explain things at the end falls flat. Though possessed of a meaningless subtitle, Martin's book is breezy, fluent, discursive, and informed. It holds considerable appeal for investors, their bankers, and those drawn to the mechanics of wealth. 19 illus. Agent: Natasha Fairweather." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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ISBN:
9780307962430
Author:
Martin, Felix
Publisher:
Alfred A. Knopf
Subject:
Business-History and Biography
Subject:
Economic History
Subject:
Business-Accounting and Finance
Publication Date:
20140331
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
19 ILLUSTRATIONS IN TEXT
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
9.56 x 6.61 x 1.38 in 1.48 lb

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Blending history and economic analysis in his engaging first book, economist and bond investor Martin explains the development of sovereign currency and its critically important function in modern economies. This is familiar territory for both economists and non-specialists, but Martin approaches his subject in entertaining fashion, discussing monetarism and monetary theory, from John Locke to the Federal Reserve System. He pauses to consider 'excessive accumulation, consumption, and competition for status,' which he dismisses as 'hard-wired into the human brain,' though he fails to consider greed in a world divided into asset holders and not. Martin stresses the connection between money and freedom, explaining why money is a 'one of the most powerful and important tools of democratic government.' He calls for 'radical reform,' but it's difficult to find Martin's magic rabbit or discern what his actual reform program would entail. His puzzling Socratic dialogue to try to explain things at the end falls flat. Though possessed of a meaningless subtitle, Martin's book is breezy, fluent, discursive, and informed. It holds considerable appeal for investors, their bankers, and those drawn to the mechanics of wealth. 19 illus. Agent: Natasha Fairweather." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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