The Resource A world of chance : betting on religion, games, Wall Street, Reuven Brenner, Gabrielle A. Brenner, Aaron Brown

A world of chance : betting on religion, games, Wall Street, Reuven Brenner, Gabrielle A. Brenner, Aaron Brown

Label
A world of chance : betting on religion, games, Wall Street
Title
A world of chance
Title remainder
betting on religion, games, Wall Street
Statement of responsibility
Reuven Brenner, Gabrielle A. Brenner, Aaron Brown
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Although financial markets often try to distance themselves from gambling, the two have far more in common than is usually thought. When there were no financial institutions such as banks, people disposed of expensive items and governments raised money quickly through lotteries. Gambling tables fulfilled the roles that venture capital and banking do today."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Brenner, Reuven
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HB615
LC item number
.B733 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1956-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Brenner, Gabrielle A
  • Brown, Aaron
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Risk
  • Competition
  • Decision making
  • Wealth
  • Social history
  • Gambling
  • Chance
  • Chance
  • Competition
  • Decision making
  • Gambling
  • Risk
  • Social history
  • Wealth
Label
A world of chance : betting on religion, games, Wall Street, Reuven Brenner, Gabrielle A. Brenner, Aaron Brown
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 309-324) and indexes
Contents
From religion to risk management: what to do when facing uncertainty? / Reaven Brenner, Gabrielle A. Brenner -- Anything wrong with gambling as a pastime? / Reuven Brenner, Gabrielle A. Brenner -- Are you rich? Risk-taking and gambling, or the leapfrogging instinct / Reuven Brenner, Gabrielle A. Brenner -- Betting on futures and creating prices / Reuven Brenner -- Gambling as banking: poker, junk bonds, and central banks / Reuven Brenner, Aaron Brown -- Lottery is a taxation, and heav'n be prais'd, it is easily rais'd / Reuven Brenner, Gabrielle A. Brenner -- Politics and prohibitions; or, what's a good tax anyway? / Reuven Brenner -- How gamblers and risk-takers correct the future / Reuven Brenner, Gabrielle A. Brenner -- Gambling and risk-taking: the leapfrogging instinct / Reuven Brenner -- Human nature and the civilizing process / Reuven Brenner -- A statistical profile of gamblers / Reuven Brenner, Gabrielle A. Brenner, Claude Montmarquette
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xviii, 339 p.
Isbn
9780521884662
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2007052044
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)185095549
  • (OCoLC)ocn185095549
Label
A world of chance : betting on religion, games, Wall Street, Reuven Brenner, Gabrielle A. Brenner, Aaron Brown
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 309-324) and indexes
Contents
From religion to risk management: what to do when facing uncertainty? / Reaven Brenner, Gabrielle A. Brenner -- Anything wrong with gambling as a pastime? / Reuven Brenner, Gabrielle A. Brenner -- Are you rich? Risk-taking and gambling, or the leapfrogging instinct / Reuven Brenner, Gabrielle A. Brenner -- Betting on futures and creating prices / Reuven Brenner -- Gambling as banking: poker, junk bonds, and central banks / Reuven Brenner, Aaron Brown -- Lottery is a taxation, and heav'n be prais'd, it is easily rais'd / Reuven Brenner, Gabrielle A. Brenner -- Politics and prohibitions; or, what's a good tax anyway? / Reuven Brenner -- How gamblers and risk-takers correct the future / Reuven Brenner, Gabrielle A. Brenner -- Gambling and risk-taking: the leapfrogging instinct / Reuven Brenner -- Human nature and the civilizing process / Reuven Brenner -- A statistical profile of gamblers / Reuven Brenner, Gabrielle A. Brenner, Claude Montmarquette
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xviii, 339 p.
Isbn
9780521884662
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2007052044
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)185095549
  • (OCoLC)ocn185095549

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