History of Crisis and the Quest for Security

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GERALD SCHÖPFER

Contents

Capitalism and Rational Risk Management

The Origins of Assurances

Development of Modern Social Security

Poverty in an Affluent Society

Progress and Speculation Provoke Radical Changes and Uncertainties

Short Remarks about the Very Long History of Speculation

Additional Reasons for Economic Crises

Types of Risks

Conclusions

References

Security in the ancient world was an undreamed of and unachievable utopia. The nascence of religions and legislation was a fundamental step ...

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