Biography of the Dollar: How the Mighty Buck Conquered the World and Why It's Under Siege

Biography of the Dollar: How the Mighty Buck Conquered the World and Why It's Under Siege

by Craig Karmin

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ISBN-13: 9780307409812
Publisher: The Crown Publishing Group
Publication date: 02/26/2008
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 272
File size: 311 KB

About the Author

CRAIG KARMIN is a reporter for the “Money and Investing” section of The Wall Street Journal, covering international markets and foreign exchange. He has appeared on CNN and CNBC, and his work has also been published in Barron’s, The New Republic, and Newsweek International.


From the Hardcover edition.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Chapter 1 Fishing in the Three-Trillion-Dollar Pond 19

Chapter 2 Blowing Up the Money Factory 59

Chapter 3 More Sound Than the Pound, and Good as Gold 99

Chapter 4 The Triumphs and Travails of a Dollar Colony 151

Chapter 5 The Dollar's Buyers of Last Resort 195

Chapter 6 An End to America's Exorbitant Privilege? 223

Bibliography 251

Acknowledgments 254

Index 256

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stan925 on LibraryThing 8 months ago
An interesting book but it could have been 100 pages shorter. He takes a long time to get to the point, like so many authors do these days. It would be interesting to see an updated version of the book.