A World of Chance: Betting on Religion, Games, Wall Street / Edition 2

A World of Chance: Betting on Religion, Games, Wall Street / Edition 2

by Reuven Brenner, Gabrielle A. Brenner, Aaron Brown
     
 

This book shows how some societies created more chances for their members than others and, as a result, prospered.See more details below

Overview

This book shows how some societies created more chances for their members than others and, as a result, prospered.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521884662
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/04/2008
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

1. From religion to risk management - what do you do when facing uncertainty?; 2. Anything wrong with gambling as a pastime?; 3. Are you rich? Risk-taking, gambling, and the leapfrogging instinct; 4. Betting on futures; 5. Gambling - as banking: poker, junk bonds and central banks; 6. 'Lottery is a taxation, and Heav'n be prais'd, it is easily rais'd'; 7. Politics and prohibitions, or, what's a good tax anyway?; 8. How gamblers and risk-takers correct the future; Appendix 1. Gambling and risk-taking: the leapfrogging instinct; Appendix 2. Human nature and the 'civilizing' process; Appendix 3. A statistical profile of gamblers.

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