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Medici Money
Tim Parks
0393058271
Apr 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Starred Review. The Renaissance, so often seen as a clean break with the medieval past, was really an age of creative ambivalence and paradox. In this marvelously fresh addition to the Enterprise series, Parks, author of the Booker-listed Europa and a literary observer of modern Italian life, turns to Florence and to a particularly compelling contradiction. The spirit of capitalist enterprise that fostered cultural originality and underpinned patronage was accompanied by a Christian conviction that money was a source of evil and that usury was a damnable spiritual offense. In the space where this cultural conflict plays out, sometimes as stylized as one of Lorenzo Il Magnifico's tournaments, sometimes as life-threateningly fiery as Savonarola's sermons against worldly vanities, we find a world both akin to our...


Rich Dad, Poor Dad: What the Rich Teach Their Kids about Money -- That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not!
Robert T. Kiyosaki
0446677450
January 1998
Paperback
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Book Review
Personal-finance author and lecturer Robert Kiyosaki developed his unique economic perspective through exposure to a pair of disparate influences: his own highly educated but fiscally unstable father, and the multimillionaire eighth-grade dropout father of his closest friend. The lifelong monetary problems experienced by his "poor dad" (whose weekly paychecks, while respectable, were never quite sufficient to meet family needs) pounded home the counterpoint communicated by his "rich dad" (that "the poor and the middle class work for money," but "the rich have money work for them"). Taking that message to heart, Kiyosaki was able to retire at 47. Rich Dad, Poor Dad, written with consultant and CPA Sharon L. Lechter, lays out his the philosophy behind his relationship with money. Although Kiyosaki can take a frustratingly long time to make...


The Secret Symbols of the Dollar Bill
David Ovason
0060530456
Dec 2004
Paperback
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Book Description

Do you know the true meaning of a dollar?

Few people do. Now an expert on arcane symbolism uncovers the fascinating secret meanings behind the design of the money we use every day.

In The Secret Symbols of the Dollar Bill, David Ovason explores the visual complexity and magic behind the world's most influential currency. Lively and readable, this extraordinary book invites you to take a dollar bill in hand and set off on a visual adventure. You will discover dazzling explanations of its secret contents -- from the symbols derived from the Great Seal to the extraordinary strands of numerology interwoven into its structure, to sur-prising hidden alignments.

Once you discover the magic and mystery revealed in The Secret Symbols of the Dollar Bill, you will find that the dollar in your wallet is worth so much...



Rich Dad, Poor Dad: What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money -- That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not!
Robert T. Kiyosaki
1586210912
January 2002
Compact Disc
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Book Review
Personal-finance author and lecturer Robert Kiyosaki developed his unique economic perspective through exposure to a pair of disparate influences: his own highly educated but fiscally unstable father, and the multimillionaire eighth-grade dropout father of his closest friend. The lifelong monetary problems experienced by his "poor dad" (whose weekly paychecks, while respectable, were never quite sufficient to meet family needs) pounded home the counterpoint communicated by his "rich dad" (that "the poor and the middle class work for money," but "the rich have money work for them"). Taking that message to heart, Kiyosaki was able to retire at 47. Rich Dad, Poor Dad, written with consultant and CPA Sharon L. Lechter, lays out his the philosophy behind his relationship with money. Although Kiyosaki can take a frustratingly long...


The Fed
Martin Mayer
0452283418
June 2002
Paperback
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Book Review
Martin Mayer's engaging examination of the much-talked-about but little understood U.S. Federal Reserve begins with the dramatic events of October 1998, a month in which the market closed "lock limit down" for the first time in almost a decade. At the same time, Alan Greenspan, the Fed's chairman, began radically reinventing his agency's role and its influence on the market. Indeed, while most of the rest of the world's countries were diminishing the role of their central banks, Congress was granting new powers and responsibilities to the Fed. Mayer's book--part history, part journalistic report, and all detailed analysis--looks at the significance of those powers, their benefits and risks, and what they mean to the markets. He also devotes chapters to the day-to-day inner workings of the Fed, its influence in international...


General Theory of Employment, Interest, and Money
John Maynard Keynes
0156347113
May 1965
Paperback
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A Term at the Fed
Laurence H. Meyer
0060542713
Jan 2006
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Meyer was appointed to the Federal Reserve Board by President Clinton in 1996, and his term coincided with some of the most momentous economic events of the second half of the 20th century—the collapse of the Asian banking system, the implosion of the Russian economy and the birth and death of the so-called New Economy. Meyer was at the center of global financial policy making and witness to the inner workings of arguably the most powerful government agency in the world. Unfortunately, too much jargon and unrelated personal anecdotes clutter the text; Meyer stumbles from blithe personal asides ("I figured that if I didn't faint or throw up on the President, the nomination was mine"). He is strongest at summarizing complex macroeconomic theory and practice. His breezy style helps unlock the mystery of...


The Currency of the Future: When You Know This, You Control Your Destiny
Brad DeHaven
0972233237
March 2005
Paperback
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Frank Feather, former banking executive, global business futurist, and author of "Future Consumer.com" and "Biznets: The Future of Business"
Read it, bank its rich ideas, and prosper."

Chris Steer, Investor Advisor, JPMorgan
"I'd love a penny for every dollar that is created by the readers of this book."

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The Dollar Crisis
Richard Duncan
0470821027
June 2003
Hardcover
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Review
"...a provocative new book..." (Grant's, 15 August 2003)

"...we strongly recommend...the man seems to have hit the nail right on the noggin..." (The Daily Reckoning)

"...is impeccably researched...provides a useful resume of how the dollar came to be the dominant force in world currency markets..." (www.iii.co.uk (AMPLE), 6 January 2004)

The Daily Reckoning
"...we strongly recommend...the man seems to have hit the nail right on the noggin..."

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The Demise of the Dollar: And Why It's Great for Your Investments
Addison Wiggin
0471746010
July 2005
Paperback
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Book Review
"Our long history of economic power and wealth is being eroded from within," writes Addison Wiggin, and the result will be reduced foreign investment, slow foreign demand for U.S. goods, and unfavorable currency exchange rates. A heavy debt burden, the trade deficit, and structural imbalances have created an unstable dollar bubble, and according to Wiggin, it's not a matter of if the bubble will burst, but when. That's the bad news. The good news is that hidden investment opportunities are waiting behind the weakening dollar. In The Demise of the Dollar… and Why It's Great for Your Investments Wiggin offers advice to readers looking to capitalize on this reality; specifically, he encourages investing in precious metals, tangible resources, and some select foreign markets.

Along with investment advice, Wiggin...



A Term at the Fed
Laurence H. Meyer
0060542705
July 2004
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Meyer was appointed to the Federal Reserve Board by President Clinton in 1996, and his term coincided with some of the most momentous economic events of the second half of the 20th century—the collapse of the Asian banking system, the implosion of the Russian economy and the birth and death of the so-called New Economy. Meyer was at the center of global financial policy making and witness to the inner workings of arguably the most powerful government agency in the world. Unfortunately, too much jargon and unrelated personal anecdotes clutter the text; Meyer stumbles from blithe personal asides ("I figured that if I didn't faint or throw up on the President, the nomination was mine"). He is strongest at summarizing complex macroeconomic theory and practice. His breezy style helps unlock the mystery of...


Creature from Jekyll Island: A Second Look at the Federal Reserve
G. Edward Griffin
0912986395
January 1998
Textbook Paperback
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Book Description
Where does money come from? Where does it go? Who makes it? The money magicians' secrets are unveiled. We get a close look at their mirrors and smoke machines, their pulleys, cogs, and wheels that create the grand illusion called money. A dry and boring subject? Just wait! You'll be hooked in five minutes. Reads like a detective story — which it really is. But it's all true. This book is about the most blatant scam of all history. It's all here: the cause of wars, boom-bust cycles, inflation, depression, prosperity. Creature from Jekyll Island will change the way you view the world, politics, and money. Your world view will definitely change. You'll never trust a politician again — or a banker.

About the Author
G. Edward Griffin is a writer and documentary film...


The Demand for Money
David E. Laidler
0065010981
Jan 1997
Paperback
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Money and the Meaning of Life
Jacob Needleman
0385262426
September 1994
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Philosopher Needleman ( The New Religions ) believes that our obsession with money and compulsion for material wealth undercut personal authenticity: "The money question is formed in us at the very roots of our personality," instilling a narrow attitude of personal gain. If only we would step back and look at the emotional and spiritual effects money has on us, the green stuff could "serve the aim of self-knowledge" and become "a tool for breaking out" of our mental prison, insists Needleman. Then we would appreciate existence as a gift. How to accomplish this self-transformation is not spelled out in this portentous sermon, which draws on ancient Greek and Hebrew views of hell, Christian teachings, the legend of King Solomon, Eastern wisdom, Meister Eckhart, Rilke, Emerson and an analysis of Max Weber and the...


Money, Credit and Capital
James Tobin
0070653364
July 1997
Hardcover
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Book Description
Graduate level text for courses seminars in monetary theory. Based on materials from the author's graduate courses at Yale and M.I.T., these notes were revised and updated by the author over many years. The final version of the notes was reworked and expanded into this text/reference by Stephen Golub. Money, Credit, and Capital is to be selectively comped.

Book Info
Portrays the vison of the financial system. DLC: Money.


Seven Stages of Money Maturity: Understanding the Spirit and Value of Money in Your Life
George Kinder
0440508339
April 2000
Paperback
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Book Review
The Seven Stages of Money Maturity, by financial advisor and Buddhist teacher George Kinder, presents a totally original look at the ins and outs of individual economics. Drawing on timeless spiritual wisdom in addition to modern fiscal doctrine, Kinder deftly combines the philosophical and the practical to help readers broaden their understanding of the overall role that money plays in life from childhood onward--and, more importantly, put themselves on firmer footing with it today. Most financial advisors and books about money approach finance as if it were simply a skill to learn, the same sort of thing as hitting a fastball or speaking French like a diplomat. Money maturity does include skills, such as understanding investment options and using a budget effectively, but it goes much deeper, to the feelings, the...


Money, Banking, and Financial Markets
Stephen G. Cecchetti
0072452692
Feb 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
Stephen Cecchetti’s new text on Money and Banking offers a fresh, more modern, and more student-friendly approach to the subject. The author has drawn on his vast experience as Vice President at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, publishing in and editing various journals, and consulting for the European Central Bank, the Bank of England, the Bank of Israel, and the Reserve Bank of Australia as well as his years of teaching at various schools including Ohio State, Brandeis, Princeton, and Oxford University. Students will find the material more relevant and interesting because of the book’s unique emphasis on the Five Core Principles, the early introduction of risk, and an integrated global perspective. Cecchetti is THE money and banking book for today’s students; by focusing on the big picture...


New Rules of Money: 88 Strategies for Financial Success Today
Ric Edelman
0062720740
February 1999
Paperback
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Amazon.com
Should you save money in your child's name? Is paying off your home mortgage a good idea? Should you invest in index funds? Ric Edelman, syndicated columnist and PBS personality, answers these and 85 other commonly asked questions in The New Rules of Money.

The book covers questions about income and debt, college planning, home ownership, investment strategies, and family matters. Accessible and easy to read, The New Rules for Money is for those who have little time for financial planning but want good, straightforward advice about what to do with their money. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

CBS Evening News
"A Financial Guru."

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Your Money Counts
Howard L. Dayton
0842385924
March 1997
Paperback
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Book Description
Suffocating materialism is robbing people of their spiritual vitality. This book addresses the profound impact that handling money has on a person's relationship with God.


Forex Revolution
Peter Rosenstreich
013148690X
June 2005
Hardcover
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From the Back Cover

"For many investors, an intense, 24-hour-a-day, $1.5 trillion roller-coaster of a market spells "danger"; for readers of Forex Revolution, the word is "opportunity."—Michael J. Panzner, vice president, Rabo Securities USA, Inc., and author of The New Laws of the Stock Market Jungle

"The author possesses an uncommon ability to describe a difficult and rapidly changing marketplace as if seen through a beginner's eyes. A most useful book for anyone that might not have been paying attention these past five years as the market reinvented itself."—Brentin C. Elam, director, Northcoast Asset Management, LLC

Foreign currency exchange—"Forex"—is today's #1 new investment opportunity. Revolutions in technology, regulation,...


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