The Cash Nexus: Money and Politics in Modern History, 1700-2000

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Penguin UK, Mar 7, 2013 - History - 576 pages
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The Cash Nexus is the controversial history of money's central place in the world, from Niall Ferguson, bestselling author of Empire and Civilization

Generations of historians have shied away from the truth behind the cliche: money makes the world go around. International bestseller Niall Ferguson answers the big questions about finance and its crucial place in bringing happiness and despair, warfare and welfare, boom and crash to nations buffeted by the onward march of history. Starting in 1700 and ending today, The Cash Nexus is a dazzling, powerful and controversial explanation of modern world history and the fundamental force that lurks behind it all.

About the author:

Niall Ferguson is one of Britain's most renowned historians. He is the author of Paper and Iron, The House of Rothschild, The Pity of War, Empire, Colossus, The War of the World, The Ascent of Money, High Financier, Civilization and The Great Degeneration. He has written and presented six highly successful television series for Channel Four: Empire, American Colossus, The War of the World, The Ascent of Money, Civilization and China: Triumph and Turmoil.

  

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The Rise and Fall of the Warfare State
Hateful Taxes
Representation and Administration
Of Interest
ECONOMIC POLITICS 7 Dead Weights and Taxeaters The Social History of Finance
Government lead lefthand axis and the misery index righthand
Electoral Economics
candidates declared general
Financial Globalization
International Monetary Regimes
Total general electionexpenditure of the three main British parties
Democracys FlowandEbb 13 Fractured Unities
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