Title Making Money: The Philosophy of Crisis Capitalism
Book Condition New
Publisher New Delhi, India Cambridge University Press 2015
Seller ID 101416
What is money? Where does it come from? Who makes it? And how can we understand the current state of our economy as a crisis of money itself? This book turns these questions into a matter of philosophical analysis rather than an economic one. Applying the thought of Slavoj Zizek and other scholars to mainstream economic literature Bjerg provides a radical new way of looking at the mysterious stuff we use to buy things. It is a theory unfolded in reflections on the nature of monetary phenomena such as financial markets banks debt credit derivatives gold risk value price interests and arbitrage. The analysis of money is put into a historical context suggesting that the current financial turbulence and debt crisis are evidence that we live in the age of post-credit capitalism. By bridging the fields of economics and contemporary philosophy Bjerg’s work engages in a compelling form of intellectual arbitrage.Printed Pages: 304.
Making Money: The Philosophy of Crisis Capitalism Ole Bjerg