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Title:
How to speak money : what the money people say - and what they really mean
Author:
Lanchester, John, author.
ISBN:
9780571309849

9780393243376
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Paperback first edition.
Physical Description:
xv, 286 pages ; 20 cm
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Originally published: 2014.

Formerly CIP.
Contents:
The language of money -- A lexicon of money.
Abstract:
Discusses how the world of finance and economics really works, from the terms and conditions of personal checking accounts to the deliberate concealments of bankers, and explains hundreds of common economic terms.
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Money is our global language. Yet so few of us can speak it. The language of the economic elite can be complex, jargon-filled and completely baffling. Above all, the language of money is the language of power - power in the hands of the same economic elite.
Now John Lanchester, bestselling author of Capital and Whoops! sets out to decode the world of finance for all of us, explaining everything from high-frequency trading and the World Bank to the difference between bullshit and nonsense.

As funny as it is devastating, How To Speak Money is a primer and a polemic. It's a reference book you'll find yourself reading in one sitting. And it gives you everything you need to demystify the world of high finance - the world that dominates how we all live now.