The End of Finance: The Theory of Capital Market Inflation, Financial Derivatives, and Pension Fund Capitalism

The End of Finance: The Theory of Capital Market Inflation, Financial Derivatives, and Pension Fund Capitalism

The End of Finance: The Theory of Capital Market Inflation, Financial Derivatives, and Pension Fund Capitalism

The End of Finance: The Theory of Capital Market Inflation, Financial Derivatives, and Pension Fund Capitalism

Synopsis

This volume examines whether the present "era of finance" represents the best possible way of organizing economic affairs, arguing the ensuing economic instability and inefficiency create the preconditions for the end of the dominance of finance.

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BORKMAN: … All the sources of power in this land - I wanted to make them subject to me. Everything that earth and fell and wood and sea contained and all their riches - I wanted to subdue it all and create a kingdom for myself and through it the well-being of many, many thousands of others …

Ella RENTHEIM: … I joked about your schemes and asked whether you wanted to waken all the slumbering spirits of the gold.

BORKMAN: I remember that phrase. All the slumbering spirits of the gold.

Ella RENTHEIM: But you didn’t take it as a joke. You said ‘Yes, yes, Ella, that’s just what I do want.’

Act Two, Henrik Ibsen, ‘John Gabriel Borkman’,

In The Master Builder and Other Plays,

Translated by Una Ellis-Fermor,

Harmondsworth, Penguin Books, 1958

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