Finance: Servant Or Deceiver?: Financialization At The Crossroads by P. DembinskiFinance: Servant Or Deceiver?: Financialization At The Crossroads by P. Dembinski

Finance: Servant Or Deceiver?: Financialization At The Crossroads

byP. Dembinski

Hardcover | December 3, 2008

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During the last 30 years, finance has increased not only its share of economic activity but also of people's aspirations. This has transformed society by increasingly organizing it around the search for financial efficiency. Is a society based on fundamental values of free judgment, responsibility and solidarity still possible?
PAUL H. DEMBINSKI is a Professor at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland, and the Director of the Observatoire de la Finance in Geneva, Switzerland. He is founder and editor of the bilingual journalFinance& the Common Good/Bien Commun. He has written many books and scientific articles in the field of internationalization of enterpri...
Title:Finance: Servant Or Deceiver?: Financialization At The CrossroadsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:185 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.56 inPublished:December 3, 2008Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230220371

ISBN - 13:9780230220379


Table of Contents

Introduction PART I: THE FINANCIAL ICEBERG The Historical Development of Finance Players and Institutions The Financial World View PART II: A NEW PATTERN Financial Relationships and Financial Transactions The Spread of Transactions Very Large Corporations: The Vehicles of Financialization Financialization of the Economic Fabric Tying Customers to Businesses Other Aspects of Financialization Implication of the New Pattern PART III : FINANCE - WHAT KIND OF SOCIETY DO WE WANT? Limits Inherent in the Process Itself Limits Inherent in Human Nature What is to be Done? Bibliography Index