The Finance Curse
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The Finance Curse

How Global Finance is Making Us All Poorer

Nicholas ShaxsonGrove • 2019

Private Profit, Private Wealth

by David Meyer

Financial journalist Nicholas Shaxson offers an impassioned, detailed indictment of neoliberalism.

In this powerful appeal for reform, renowned financial journalist Nicholas Shaxson explains how nations beset with the “finance curse” fall into economic malaise and become vulnerable to social division and authoritarianism. In economies with an overabundance of finance, billionaires hide their wealth, private equity firms exploit businesses and governments court corporate investment. 

Shaxson’s theme is not new, but his easy-to-follow style provides a compelling, investigative journey into some significant corners of finance.


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