While some semblance of stability has returned to the financial markets, the economies on which these markets must ultimately depend remain structurally weak, and the path toward sustained growth will be difficult. In order to set the economy on a sounder path, we need to understand the sources of instability that caused the failure of the financial system, rethink established ideas, and challenge the intellectual and moral authority of the institutions that control the world's capital.
Written by respected portfolio manager and longtime investment professional Michael Lewitt, The Death of Capital looks at how, in recent years, the U.S. economy has increasingly been dominated by short-term speculation rather than productive investment, debt rather than equity, and short-term thinking rather than long-term planning. These disastrous trends, described here as "financialization," ignore the fact that capital is a highly unstable social process rather than a fixed, historical object or category.
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©2010 Michael E. Lewitt (P)2010 Gildan Media Corp
"In an era of books on the financial crisis, this one is a significant standout. Michael demonstrates a keen understanding of the factors that led to the financial abuses of the past decade and equally importantly advances sound ideas for financial reform. A very engaging and worthwhile audio!" (Leon G. Cooperman, Chairman and CEO, Omega Advisors, Inc.)
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