Men and Mysteries of Wall Street (Classic Reprint)

Men and Mysteries of Wall Street (Classic Reprint)

by James Knowles Medbery
     
 

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The farthest reach audacious speculation in our day is not without a definite background of conservatism. An age of steam has stringent need of immense balance-wheels. The sharp and fevered struggle for wealth has created a necessity for secure investment; and no man,however gigantic may be the balances of his ledgers,

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Excerpt from Men and Mysteries of Wall Street

The farthest reach audacious speculation in our day is not without a definite background of conservatism. An age of steam has stringent need of immense balance-wheels. The sharp and fevered struggle for wealth has created a necessity for secure investment; and no man,however gigantic may be the balances of his ledgers, feels himself safely over the bridge of fortune until his assets assume the shape of quickly realizable values. Hence the ease with which national debts are now funded and joint-stock enterprises are set on foot. With an instantaneous exchangeable value for all kinds of property in the world's market, and an average certainty of return to invested capital, mankind would deem itself not far from the threshold of the millennium. And it is because civilization has as yet failed to make adequate progress in this direction with reference to the products of agriculture and machinery, that great money-marts have arisen and expanded into paramount importance.

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ISBN-13:
9781330331019
Publisher:
FB &c Ltd
Publication date:
06/16/2015
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.76(d)

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