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The Unwritten Laws of Finance and Investment by Robert Cole

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INTRODUCTION

In 2008 and 2009, as this book was being written, a financial crisis was consuming the world. A monetary disaster, the like of which had not been seen since the Great Depression of the 1930s, had struck. Banks, the institutions which create, distribute and collect most of the world’s money, failed. Cornerstones of the financial system, such as mortgage lenders and insurance companies, crumpled and stock markets tumbled in the wake. Economic growth, the fire which warms standards of living across the globe, died away. Bankers, company executives, professional advisers and investors of all sorts were exposed as high-class fools, steeped in a payand-bonus culture that was flawed, thoughtless, arrogant and doomed. Capitalism faced testing ...

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