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The Resource Money for nothing : the South Sea bubble and the invention of modern capitalism, Thomas Levenson

Money for nothing : the South Sea bubble and the invention of modern capitalism, Thomas Levenson

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Money for nothing : the South Sea bubble and the invention of modern capitalism
Title
Money for nothing
Title remainder
the South Sea bubble and the invention of modern capitalism
Statement of responsibility
Thomas Levenson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The South Sea Company was formed to trade with Asian and Latin American countries. But it had almost no ships and did precious little trade. Instead it got into financial fraud on a massive scale, taking over the government's debt and promising to pay the state out of the money received from the shares it sold. And how they sold. In the summer of 1720 the share price rocketed and everyone was making money. Until the carousel stopped, and thousands lost their shirts. Isaac Newton, Alexander Pope and others lost heavily. Tom Levenson's account of the South Sea bubble is not just the story of a huge scam, but is also the story of the birth of modern financial capitalism: the idea that you can invest in future prosperity and that governments can borrow money to make things happen, like funding the rise of British naval and mercantile power
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
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Levenson, Thomas
Dewey number
  • 332.6'45'094109033
  • 332.645094109033
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Intended audience
Specialized
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • South Sea Company
  • South Sea Bubble, Great Britain, 1720
  • Great Britain
  • Capitalism
  • Finance and Accounting
Target audience
specialized
Label
Money for nothing : the South Sea bubble and the invention of modern capitalism, Thomas Levenson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9781784973940
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 453 pages
Isbn
9781784973940
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white), maps (black and white)
Label
Money for nothing : the South Sea bubble and the invention of modern capitalism, Thomas Levenson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9781784973940
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 453 pages
Isbn
9781784973940
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white), maps (black and white)

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