The Resource Freaks of fortune : the emerging world of capitalism and risk in America, Jonathan Levy, (electronic resource)

Freaks of fortune : the emerging world of capitalism and risk in America, Jonathan Levy, (electronic resource)

Label
Freaks of fortune : the emerging world of capitalism and risk in America
Title
Freaks of fortune
Title remainder
the emerging world of capitalism and risk in America
Statement of responsibility
Jonathan Levy
Creator
Contributor
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Focusing on the hopes and anxieties of ordinary people, Jonathan Levy shows how risk developed through the extraordinary growth of new financial institutions--insurance corporations, savings banks, mortgage-backed securities markets, commodities futures markets, and securities markets--while posing inescapable moral questions. For at the heart of risk's rise was a new vision of freedom. To be a free individual, whether an emancipated slave, a plains farmer, or a Wall Street financier, was to take, assume, and manage one's own personal risk. Yet this often meant offloading that same risk onto a series of new financial institutions, which together have only recently acquired the name "financial services industry." Levy traces the fate of a new vision of personal freedom, as it unfolded in the new economic reality created by the American financial system. Amid the nineteenth-century's waning faith in God's providence, Americans increasingly confronted unanticipated challenges to their independence and security in the boom and bust chance-world of capitalism. Freaks of Fortune is one of the first books to excavate the historical origins of our own financialized times and risk-defined lives."--Publisher's website
Cataloging source
N$T
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1978-
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Levy, Jonathan
Index
index present
LC call number
HC105
LC item number
.L48 2012eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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JSTOR
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  • Capitalism
  • Risk
  • Risk-taking (Psychology)
  • United States
  • United States
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • Capitalism
  • Economic history
  • Risk
  • Risk-taking (Psychology)
  • Social conditions
  • United States
Label
Freaks of fortune : the emerging world of capitalism and risk in America, Jonathan Levy, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The assumption of risk -- The perils of the seas -- The actuarial science of freedom -- The failure of the freedman's bank -- Betting the farm -- Fraternity in the age of capital -- Trading the future -- The trust question
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (414 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780674067202
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
22573/ctt2f3kkm
System control number
  • (OCoLC)815281403
  • (OCoLC)ocn815281403
Label
Freaks of fortune : the emerging world of capitalism and risk in America, Jonathan Levy, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The assumption of risk -- The perils of the seas -- The actuarial science of freedom -- The failure of the freedman's bank -- Betting the farm -- Fraternity in the age of capital -- Trading the future -- The trust question
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (414 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780674067202
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
22573/ctt2f3kkm
System control number
  • (OCoLC)815281403
  • (OCoLC)ocn815281403

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