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Saving Capitalism from the Capitalists


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Preface ix Introduction 1 PART I:THE BENEFITS OF FREE FINANCIAL MARKETS CHAPTER 1: Does Finance Benefit Only the Rich? 25 CHAPTER 2: Shylock Transformed 44 CHAPTER 3: The Financial Revolution and Individual Economic Freedom 68 CHAPTER 4: The Dark Side of Finance 93 CHAPTER 5: The Bottom Line on Financial Development 108 PART II: WHEN DO FINANCIAL MARKETS EMERGE? CHAPTER 6: The Taming of the Government 129 CHAPTER 7: The Impediments to Financial Development 157 CHAPTER 8: When Does Finance Develop? 172 PART III: THE GREAT REVERSAL CHAPTER 9: The Great Reversal between Wars 201 CHAPTER 10: Why Was the Market Suppressed? 226 CHAPTER 11: The Decline and Fall of Relationship Capitalism 247 PART IV: HOW CAN MARKETS BE MADE MORE VIABLE POLITICALLY? CHAPTER 12: The Challenges Ahead 275 CHAPTER 13: Saving Capitalism from the Capitalists 293 Conclusion 311 Notes 315 Bibliography 342 Index 359

About the Author

Raghuram G. Rajan is currently Economic Counselor and Director of Research at the International Monetary Fund. He is on leave from the University of Chicago, where he is the Joseph Gidwitz Professor of Finance. In 2003, Rajan was awarded the inaugural Fischer Black Prize for the most significant contributions to the field of finance by a person under 40. Luigi Zingales is the Robert C. McCormack Professor of Entrepreneurship and Finance at the University of Chicago's Graduate School of Business. Zingales is one of the foremost academic experts on corporate governance and is an inaugural fellow of the recently instituted European Corporate Governance Panel. He is a faculty research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and a research fellow at the Center for Economic Policy Research. In 2003 he won the Bernacer Award for the best European young financial economist.


Raghuram Rajan, Winner of the Deutsche Bank Prize in Financial Economics 2013, The Center for Financial Studies "Raghuram G. Rajan and Luigi Zingales ... argue persuasively that free markets 'cannot flourish without the very visible hand of government.'"--Alan Murray, Wall Street Journal "Saving Capitalism from the Capitalists will dismay both titans of industry and their foes across the barricades... It's written for the rest of us."--Peter Coy, Business Week "[O]ne of the most powerful defenses of the free market ever written."--Bruce Bartlett, National Review Online

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