The Cash Nexus: Economics and Politics from the Age of Warfare Through the Age of Welfare, 1700-2000

The Cash Nexus: Economics and Politics from the Age of Warfare Through the Age of Welfare, 1700-2000

by Niall Ferguson
     
 


Acclaimed historian Niall Ferguson offers a radical new history of the links between politics and economics, drawing unsettling conclusions about the future of capitalism and democracy.See more details below

Overview


Acclaimed historian Niall Ferguson offers a radical new history of the links between politics and economics, drawing unsettling conclusions about the future of capitalism and democracy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780465023264
Publisher:
Basic Books
Publication date:
01/31/2002
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
576
Sales rank:
425,508
Product dimensions:
8.88(w) x 11.02(h) x 1.54(d)

Meet the Author


Niall Ferguson is Fellow and Tutor in Modern History at Jesus College, Oxford. He is the author of Paper and Iron, The House of Rothschilds, and The Pity of War ). He writes regularly for the Times Literary Supplement, and lives in Oxford.

Table of Contents

List of Tables
List of Figures
List of Illustrations
Acknowledgements
Abbreviations
Introduction1
Sect. 1Spending and Taxing
1The Rise and Fall of the Warfare State25
2'Hateful Taxes'54
3The Commons and the Castle: Representation and Administration81
Sect. 2Promises to Pay
4Mountains of the Moon: Public Debts109
5The Money Printers: Default and Debasement142
6Of Interest169
Sect. 3Economic Politics
7Dead Weights and Tax-eaters: The Social History of Finance195
8The Myth of the Feelgood Factor224
9The Silverbridge Syndrome: Electoral Economics253
Sect. 4Global Power
10Masters and Plankton: Financial Globalization279
11Golden Fetters, Paper Chains: International Monetary Regimes315
12The American Wave: Democracy's Flow and Ebb341
13Fractured Unities369
14Understretch: The Limits of Economic Power387
Conclusion417
Appendices425
Notes433
Bibliography487
Index529

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