How Money Became Dangerous

How Money Became Dangerous

The book illuminates the dark, hidden forces of Wall Street and how it has dehumanized and left behind everyday Americans.

Author: Christopher Varelas

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 9780062684776

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 400

View: 509

From a veteran of the trade, a provocative and entertaining voyage into the turbulent heart of modern money that sheds new light on the rise of our threatening and complicated financial system, how money became our adversary, and why finding a new course is crucial to a healthy society In the not too distant past, money was simple. You might have had a bank account and a mortgage, perhaps some basic investments. Wall Street didn’t have a reputation for greed and recklessness. That all started to change in the eighties, as our financial systems became increasingly complex, moving beyond the understanding of the general public while impacting our lives in innumerable ways. The financial world began to feel like an enigma—a rogue force working against us, seemingly controlled by no one. From an industry veteran who’s had firsthand involvement in the events that shaped modern money, How Money Became Dangerous journeys from the crime-ridden LA jewelry district to the cutthroat Salomon Brothers trading floor, from the high-stakes world of investment banking to the center of the technology boom, capturing the key deals, developments, and players that made the financial world what it is today. The book illuminates the dark, hidden forces of Wall Street and how it has dehumanized and left behind everyday Americans. A fresh and enlightening take on how we reached this point, How Money Became Dangerous also makes the case for why Wall Street needs to be saved, if only to save ourselves.
Categories: Business & Economics

Dangerous Illusions

Dangerous Illusions

“After we moved, money became a never-ending source of contention between
us,” he said. “She seems to think that the money I have should be at her fingertips
to suit her whims and fancies and to accommodate any financial schemes she ...

Author: Joseph J. Gabriele

Publisher: Atreus Books

ISBN: 9781940521633

Category: Fiction

Page: 268

View: 160

In a beguiling tale of deception and murder, desire and theft, seduction and betrayal?where nothing is what it appears to be?a man is murdered and an iconic musical instrument is stolen during a gathering at Eliot Sexton?s Park Avenue apartment. The stolen item?an object of desire worshipped by millions?is the key to solving the crime, or so the detective brought in to investigate believes. The murder, however, is not nearly as straightforward as it seems?nor is the theft. Though the island of Manhattan presents no shortage of suspects?many of them capable of killing to satisfy their appetites?Eliot, a young economic historian and writer, soon becomes the prime suspect. As he draws closer to the truth behind the theft and murder, he also becomes the killer?s next target. Irreverent, provocative, and utterly unpredictable, Dangerous Illusions is a weeklong polyrhythmic journey into contemporary New York that will keep readers guessing right up to its thrilling conclusion.
Categories: Fiction

Dangerous Decisions

Dangerous Decisions

A British businessman was deprived of a large sum of money through a fraud
carried out in Amsterdam. ... claimed that "the 1990s are in danger of becoming
the decade when intemational crime becomes Europe's leading business.

Author: E. Mumford

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780306461422

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 233

View: 188

In a world where technology is continually advancing, and problems are becoming more and more complex, established practices for decision making and problem solving are no longer effective. In this new book, however, Enid Mumford draws on her wealth of experience in management, business schools, and working with the police and other professional problem solvers to show us how to tackle complex problems efficiently. With drugs and cyber-crime as her main examples Professor Mumford shows how these topical, yet apparently permanent problems, could be approached. She does this by looking at how the criminals themselves have overcome legal obstacles, and other problems to make the drug trafficking industry the second largest in the world today, and the relative newcomer, electronic fraud, a multi-billion dollar problem already. These crimes, which in themselves lead to more crime from petty theft to support a drug habit, to international money laundering, are incredibly complex, and yet the book shows us that there is not only a way forward with these issues, but a way to approach all complex problems with efficiency and competency, wherever they occur in our lives.
Categories: Business & Economics

Questions Deducible from Easy Lessons on Money Matters for the Use of Young People

Questions Deducible from Easy Lessons on Money Matters  for the Use of Young People

With scarcely an exception , in every case of danger and suffering , they are
found to consider the safety and welfare of ... The heat was increasing so much
that it became dangerous to leave the poop : the Captain , therefore , requested
the ...

Author: Launcelot Dowdall

Publisher:

ISBN: BL:A0017378637

Category: Currency question

Page: 100

View: 440

Categories: Currency question

Cat Tales

Cat Tales

At least in this way, I would have some other creature to share my immediate and
present danger with. ... heavily from my friends and had now stooped to
borrowing money from people who became dangerous enemies when they
found I could ...

Author: George H. Scithers

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 9780809573219

Category: Fiction

Page: 175

View: 761

Felines and mysterious fantasy: it's a magical mix that appeals to the imaginations of cat lovers the world around. The first volume of this new anthology series includes colorful stories by authors Nancy Springer, Ann Marston, Jack Williamson, and Fred Chappell, among others -- plus classics by Fritz Leiber and H.P. Lovecraft.
Categories: Fiction

The Money Trap

The Money Trap

... marketscan indeed be valuedobjectively,allowing policymakers to nip a boom
in the bud beforeit became dangerous. ... as fundswere drawn from overseas,
attracting an inflowof'hot money', which could flow out again when confidence or
 ...

Author: R. Pringle

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230392755

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 300

View: 915

The world economy is caught in a money trap. Existing monetary arrangements meet the needs neither of the ageing societies of the West nor of younger emerging economies. This in-depth analysis explains how the world got into the grip of global finance - and how it can escape, with a growing demand for reform.
Categories: Business & Economics

Follow the Money

Follow the Money

We went next doorto Kay and Rick's house. It was rather grand inside, ... (The
bank itself had closed during the Great Depression and remained empty on Main
Street until it became dangerous andwas demolished in2009.) It had cost the ...

Author: Steve Boggan

Publisher: Union Books

ISBN: 9781908526106

Category: Travel

Page: 304

View: 996

DIV ‘Fantastic debut’ Time Out 5-Star Review 'Its randomness is its joy' The Independent 'A picaresque travelogue about chasing an idea through down-home modern America.' The Times What do you do if you want to get underneath the skin of a country, to understand its people and feel its heartbeat? You can follow the rest of the tourists, or you can take the advice of Watergate reporter Bob Woodward’s source, ‘Deep Throat’, and ‘follow the money.’ Starting out in Lebanon, Kansas – the geographical centre of America – journalist Steve Boggan did just that by setting free a ten-dollar-bill and accompanying it on an epic journey for thirty days and thirty nights through six states across 3,000 miles armed only with a sense of humour and a small, and increasingly grubby, set of clothes. As he cuts crops with farmers in Kansas, pursues a repo-woman from Colorado, gets wasted with a blues band in Arkansas and hangs out at a quarterback’s mansion in St Louis, Boggan enters the lives of ordinary people as they receive – and pass on – the bill. What emerges is a chaotic, affectionate and funny portrait of a modern-day America that tourists rarely see. /div
Categories: Travel

A History of Money in Ancient Countries from the Earliest Times to the Present

A History of Money in Ancient Countries from the Earliest Times to the Present

From the Augustan era to the time of Nero , the use of nummus as a generic word
for money became less and less common ... It was as dangerous to be silent as to
speak , as dangerous to speak as to write , and as dangerous to write as to ...

Author: Alexander Del Mar

Publisher:

ISBN: UCBK:C070872804

Category: Money

Page: 358

View: 235

Categories: Money

A SOUTHERN RECORD THE HISTORY OF THE THIRD REGIMENT LOUSIANA INFANTRY

A SOUTHERN RECORD THE HISTORY OF THE THIRD REGIMENT LOUSIANA INFANTRY

It became dangerous for even General Smith or any staff officers to be caught in
the streets at night. Consequently, some ridiculous. ... was unbearable. Paper
money became worthless; rations were issued in THIRD LOUISIANA INFANTRY.
335.

Author: W.H. TUNNARD

Publisher:

ISBN: UOMDLP:abj7391:0001.001

Category:

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Dangerous Liaisons

Dangerous Liaisons

and. Elections. Managing. money in politics has been a challenge for
democracies since the time of ancient Greece. ... criminal organizations. The aim
is to determine whether dirty money—particularly from drug cartels—became a
threat to the ...

Author: Kevin Casas-Zamora

Publisher: Brookings Institution Press

ISBN: 9780815725299

Category: Political Science

Page: 259

View: 369

The relationship between criminal syndicates and politicians has a long history, including episodes even from the earliest years of America’s colonies. But while organized crime may not get the headlines it once did in North America, the resurgence of such criminal activity in Latin America, and in some European nations, has grabbed the public’s attention. In Dangerous Liaisons noted scholars describe and analyze the role of organized crime in the financing of politics in selected democracies in Latin America (Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, and Mexico) and in Europe (Bulgaria and Italy). The book seeks to unravel the myths that have developed around crime in these locales, while providing facts and informing the debate on how organized crime corrupts democratic institutions, especially in relation to the funding of political parties and their activities. Among the subjects studied in detail are the role of organized crime in political finance through the lens of Argentina’s presidential campaigns of 1999 and 2007; Brazil’s elected officeholders and their role in corruption; the weakness of Colombia’s democracy; the growing role of money in Costa Rica’s politics; the destructive effects of drug money on Mexican institutions; the link between organized crime—narrowly and broadly understood—and political financing in Bulgaria; and crime and political finance in Italy. The work of the scholars corrects what volume editor Kevin Casas-Zamora calls “a glaring gap in the literature on the role of organized crime in the corruption of democratic institutions.” That is, the funding of political parties and their activities—which in these cases are mostly election campaigns. The chapters not only present the evidence but also can be regarded as a call to action. Contributors include Leonardo Curzio (CISAN/UNAM), Donatella della Porta (European University Institute), Delia Ferreira Rubio (a member of the international board of directors of Transparency International), Mauricio Rubio (a researcher at the External University of Colombia), Daniel Smilov (Center for Liberal Strategies, Sofia), Bruno Wilhelm Speck (University of Campinas), and Alberto Vannucci (University of Pisa).
Categories: Political Science

Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science

Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science

This was the amount by which this form of cash was increased within the two
years immediately before the present stress for money became seriously felt . It is
not suggested that any danger lies in the mere fact of expansion , but it is now a ...

Author: American Academy of Political and Social Science

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:35112100014358

Category: Electronic journals

Page:

View: 180

Categories: Electronic journals

Commodities

Commodities

Professional money management may be your answer in these difficult markets .
Our only fee is part of ... It seems clear that the cracks and fissures in the mold of
Roman civilization first became dangerous in the economic facade . " Money in ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: NWU:35556003057510

Category: Commodity exchanges

Page:

View: 799

Vols. for 1977-1983 accompanied by a supplementary issue: Reference guide to future markets.
Categories: Commodity exchanges

Dangerous Love

Dangerous Love

I became ahardman. I've got money now. Plenty of money. But I don't let anybody
... you willbe surprised.But look at me.I look olderthan myage. You will be
surprised how young Ireally am ...' His voice trailed off. It became cold. The wind
blew.

Author: Ben Okri

Publisher: Penguin Random House South Africa

ISBN: 9780143529040

Category: Fiction

Page:

View: 200

An epic of daily life, Dangerous Love is one of Ben Okri's most accessible and most disarming novels. Omovo is an office worker and artist who lives at home with his father and his father's second wife. In the communal world of the compound in which he lives, Omovo has both friends and enemies, but his most important relationship is with Ifeyiwa, a beautiful young married woman whom he loves with an almost hopeless passion – not because she doesn't return his love, but because they can never be together. Set against the backdrop of a country struggling to come to terms with the aftermath of a recent civil war, this is a story of doomed love – of star-crossed lovers, separated not by their families, but by the very circumstances of their lives.
Categories: Fiction

They Said I Wouldn t Make It

They Said I Wouldn t Make It

He told me that all the money that I needed to worry about anytime I came up
there was gas money for my car. He said ... There were times when I wished I
could leave or change where I worked because it became dangerous. You just
did not ...

Author: Frederick Ronzell Best

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781434358219

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

View: 982

Dexter McCandless is a high school senior bestowed with far more gifts than the usual high school senior: an awe-inspiring, prodigious golf talent and a seemingly limitless future. But when a painful family trauma spills out in the most public of ways, Dexter's life on and off the course crumbles, leading him to Michael Owens, a reclusive English teacher whose shared passion for golf forms a bond between student and teacher. Together, the grown man and young boy journey towards a place where Dexter can learn to cope with the unfolding pain of his family's destruction. Yet even as he becomes more and more intertwined with Dexter's search for healing, Michael is taken back to a long abandoned past to confront his own hidden but unforgotten family secret. A heartwarming novel of golf and life, A Country Mile To Par is a tender story of a student, teacher, two fathers, a stray dog, and an arduous shared journey from pain to forgiveness, and, along the way, a miraculous and healing quest for a United States Amateur Golf Championship.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Bank and the Treasury

The Bank and the Treasury

This was the amount by which this form of cash was increased within the two
years immediately before the present stress for money became seriously felt . It is
not suggested that any danger lies in the mere fact of expansion , but it is now a ...

Author: Frederick Albert Cleveland

Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112106970236

Category: Banks and banking

Page: 371

View: 348

Categories: Banks and banking

The House on Becket Lane

The House on Becket Lane

The acquisition and the keeping of it began to create miserly traits in him, and he
was loath to part with any money once he had it. Watching the ... It became
dangerous for him one night when he was forced to leave in a hurry. No matter.

Author: Elizabeth Chanter

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781462036042

Category: Fiction

Page: 308

View: 899

Lord Dashell Lonsdale is considered one of the most eligible bachelors in London, but few—even Lord Lonsdale himself—know that despite appearances, his family fortune is not as secure as he believes. When a chance encounter with an unknown lady on the street shakes his seemingly stable world, the young lord has no idea how to react. She collapses at his feet, a frightened child in her arms. She is whisked away before he can even learn her name. She is Caroline, the younger of two daughters of a family that carries a burden of secrets as well. All they know is that their mother’s tongue is silenced not by pride but by fear—and she took her secret to her grave. Now Caroline lives in a house with only her stepfather to guide her. Lord Lonsdale exploits his station to learn of her identity and where she lives. His arrival triggers an angry quarrel between Caroline and her stepfather. Horrified to have caused such tension within her family, he departs with the promise to return the next day. But duty calls him away before he can keep his promise. He learns that, thanks to the gambling debts of his brother, his family is on the brink of financial ruin. He has no choice but to turn his attention to salvaging the family’s fortunes and honor. Now Caroline has her own secret to share—and what she must tell him may end their love before it can begin.
Categories: Fiction

A Dangerous Woman

A Dangerous Woman

Dan Hallowell became rich , successful , and famous . In the first months of his
success , fame and money became a burden and a distraction to Dan . He was
treated as a person of almost extraordinary importance . Having written one book
 ...

Author: James Thomas Farrell

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015016716121

Category: Short stories, American

Page: 160

View: 494

Categories: Short stories, American

Dangerous Mercy

Dangerous Mercy

It became just as exciting to give money to people or causes that were special to
us. Alfred liked having hospital wings and college buildings named after him. So
did I. But after he died, I lost interest in everything for a long time—until I found a ...

Author: Kathy Herman

Publisher: David C Cook

ISBN: 143470470X

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 714

This intense psychological thriller is the second book in the Secrets of Roux River Bayou series from best-selling author Kathy Herman.
Categories: Fiction

Lessons of the Financial Crisis

Lessons of the Financial Crisis

Author: American Academy of Political and Social Science

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:HNTTCL

Category: Banks and banking

Page: 233

View: 878

Categories: Banks and banking

Justice of the Peace

Justice of the Peace

By section 17 of the Gaming Act , driving in a manner dangerous to the public .
principle laid down ... in the early autumn not to use any paper charge of having
obtained money by false and it became dangerous through portions bearing the
 ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105060103582

Category: Justices of the peace

Page:

View: 175

Categories: Justices of the peace