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Casino Capitalism

Author : Susan Strange
ISBN : 9781784991340
Genre : International finance
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With a new introduction and its bibliographical references.
Category: International finance

Casino Capitalism

Author : Hans-Werner Sinn
ISBN : 9780199588275
Genre : Business & Economics
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Sinn also asserts that the banking crisis has not yet been resolved. The discrepancy between actual write-offs of toxic debts and those estimated by the IMF suggests that substantial parts of the world debt have yet to be revealed. The banking systems of many countries remain on the brink of insolvency. --
Category: Business & Economics

Zombie Politics And Culture In The Age Of Casino Capitalism

Author : Henry A. Giroux
ISBN : 1433112264
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Zombie Politics and Culture in the Age of Casino Capitalism capitalizes upon the popularity of zombies, exploring the relevance of the metaphor they provide for examining the political and pedagogical conditions that have produced a growing culture of sadism, cruelty, disposability, and death in America. The Zombie metaphor may seem extreme, but it is, particularly apt for drawing attention to the ways in which political culture and power in American society now operate on a level of mere survival. This book uses the metaphor not only to suggest the symbolic face of power: beginning and ending with an analysis of authoritarianism, it attempts to mark and chart the visible registers of a kind of zombie politics, including the emergence of right-wing teaching machines, a growing politics of disposability, the emergence of a culture of cruelty, and the ongoing war being waged on young people, especially on youth of color. By drawing attention to zombie politics and authoritarianism, this book aims to break through the poisonous common sense that often masks zombie politicians, anti-public intellectuals, politics, institutions, and social relations, and bring into focus a new language, pedagogy, and politics in n which the living dead will be moved decisively to the margins rather than occupying the very center of politics and everyday life.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Casino Capitalism

Author : Dr. Susmit Kumar
ISBN : 1469734575
Genre : Business & Economics
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The Arab Spring continues to spread throughout the Middle East, and it will end up transforming Islamic countries just as much as the two World Wars changed Europe. The Great Recession that began in 2008, along with defects in the global economic system, played a large role in the unrest. During the 2000s, the economic prosperity of the United States and much of the world was based on borrowed money—and, as it turns out, borrowed time. Hedge funds and economic policies of the United States complicated matters further. In this scholarly book, author Dr. Susmit Kumar examines how financial blunders have led to political upheavals in Islamic countries, as well as exploring the history of Islam and Islamic empires; the modernization of Islam; the state of the world economy, and where it’s headed; and the present situation in Islamic countries. The immediate future promises bloodshed and grandstanding, but in the end, the majority of Islamic countries will become secular and democratic. As with the two World Wars, a cataclysmic turn of events will ultimately unify the world as Islamic countries deal with the fallout from Casino Capitalism.
Category: Business & Economics

The Labor Of Luck

Author : Jeff Sallaz
ISBN : 9780520944657
Genre : Social Science
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In this gripping ethnography, Jeffrey J. Sallaz goes behind the scenes of the global casino industry to investigate the radically different worlds of work and leisure he found in identically designed casinos in the United States and South Africa. Seamlessly weaving political and economic history with his own personal experience, Sallaz provides a riveting account of two years spent working among both countries' casino dealers, pit bosses, and politicians. While the popular imagination sees the Nevada casino as a hedonistic world of consumption, The Labor of Luck shows that the "Vegas experience" is made possible only through a variety of systems regulating labor, capital, and consumers, and that because of these complex dynamics, the Vegas casino cannot be seamlessly picked up and replicated elsewhere. Sallaz's fresh and path-breaking approach reveals how neo-liberal versus post-colonial forms of governance produce divergent worlds at the tables, and how politics, profits, and pleasure have come together to shape everyday life in the new economy.
Category: Social Science

Internet Gambling Offshore

Author : A. Cooper
ISBN : 9780230307766
Genre : Political Science
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In the aftermath of the financial crisis, Cooper locates the WTO-focused struggle between the US and the very small island state of Antigua on Internet gambling in the wider International Political Economy. He draws connections between gambling and offshore and/or enclave cultures and points out the stigmatization of 'Casino Capitalism'.
Category: Political Science

From Steel To Slots

Author : Chloe E. Taft
ISBN : 9780674970243
Genre : History
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Bethlehem PA was synonymous with steel. But after the factories closed, the city bet its future on casino gambling. Chloe Taft describes a city struggling to make sense of the ways global capitalism transforms jobs, landscapes, and identities. While residents often have few cards to play, the shape economic progress takes is not inevitable.
Category: History

Casino Moscow

Author : Matthew Brzezinski
ISBN : 9780684869773
Genre : Business & Economics
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After awakening from its long communist slumber, Russia in the 1990s was a place where everything and everyone was for sale, and fortunes could be made and lost overnight. Into this free-market maelstrom stepped rookie Wall Street Journal reporter Matthew Brzezinski, who was immediately pulled into the mad world of Russian capitalism -- where corrupt bankers and fast-talking American carpetbaggers presided over the biggest boom and bust in financial history. Brzezinski's adventures take him from the solid-gold bathroom fixtures of Moscow's elite, to the last stop on the Trans-Siberian railway, where poverty-stricken citizens must buy water by the pail from the local crime lord, and back to civilization, to stumble into a drunken birthday bash for an ultra-nationalist politico. It's an irreverent, lurid, and hilarious account of one man's tumultuous trek through a capitalist market gone haywire -- and a nation whose uncertain future is marked by boundless hope and foreboding despair.
Category: Business & Economics

Casino Capitalism

Author : Roman Tomasic
ISBN : STANFORD:36105044556384
Genre : Business & Economics
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Provides insights into insider trading and examines the findings of the Griffiths Committee of 1989 and the federal government's new insider trading legislation. Case law is discussed and comparisons are drawn with the securities industry and securities legislation in the UK and the USA. Includes a bibliography and an index. One of the TAustralian Studies in Law, Crime and Justice' series.
Category: Business & Economics

The Map And The Territory 2 0

Author : Alan Greenspan
ISBN : 9780143125914
Genre : Business & Economics
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Revised edition of the author's The map and the territory: risk, human nature, and the future of forecasting, published in 2013.
Category: Business & Economics