By Ole Bjerg
What's cash? the place does it come from? Who makes our funds this present day? and the way will we comprehend the present kingdom of our financial system as a quandary of cash itself?
In Making Money, Ole Bjerg turns those questions right into a topic of philosophical instead of financial research. utilizing the taking into account Slavoj Žižek, whereas nonetheless attractive with mainstream financial literature, the publication presents a certainly philosophical concept of cash. This thought is spread out in reflections at the nature of financial phenomenon resembling monetary markets, banks, debt, credits, derivatives, gold, hazard, price, fee, pursuits, and arbitrage. The research of cash is positioned into an historic context via suggesting that the present monetary turbulence and debt situation are signs that we are living within the age of post-credit capitalism. through bridging the fields of economics and modern philosophy, Bjerg's paintings engages in a effective type of highbrow arbitrage.
“Bjerg’s e-book presents a fully quintessential consultant during the labyrinth of economics. It makes us absolutely conscious of the loopy global we are living in. it's a type of theoretical identical of a technological know-how fiction movie during which we find that extraterrestrial beings are already between us and are controlling us.” —Slavoj Žižek
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T o the north there is Scarborough — dear and crowded, and Bridlington Quay. If you decide on the latter, we could meet there. I shall send you the £40 as soon as you wish. I wish the damned panic would abate somewhat; I need to sell some SHARES. I have saved Rosier up for later. b T h e last issue of Wilhelm's Volksstaat has not reached me. c Particularly annoying at the present time. Best greetings to you all from Lizzie and myself. Your F. E. Kugelmann returned herewith. Did you read how Bonaparte is now flirting with the Marseillaise and the noble Thérésa d gives a performance of it every evening with her grosse voix de sapeur''?
He referred to Chernyshevsky's economic works as excellent (p. 105). On receiving from Danielson the manuscript of Chernyshevsky's Letters XXXII Preface Without an Address Marx tried to get it printed, regarding it as an extremely important work (p. 457). It was at this time that Marx conceived the idea, as can be seen from his letters to Danielson of 12 December 1872 and 18 January 1873, of writing a biography of the great Russian revolutionary democrat and socialist. Marx also highly valued the work of Chernyshevsky's comrade-in-arms, Nikolai Dobrolyubov (see his letter to Danielson of 9 November 1871, p.