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Instincts of the Herd in Peace and War
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Men and Mysteries of Wall Street
Money and the Mechanism of Exchange
Noble Enterprise: The Commonsense Guide to Uplifting People and Profits
One-Way Pockets: The Book of Books on Wall Street Speculation
Other People's Money and How Bankers Use It
The Pecora Investigation: Stock Exchange Practices and the Causes of the 1929 Wall Street Crash
The Pitfalls of Speculation
Plunder: Investigating Our Economic Calamity and Subprime Scandal
The Plunderers
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The Psychology of the Stock Market
Reminiscences of a Stock Operator
The Secret of Wealth
Speculation: Its Sound Principles and Rules for Its Practice
Small Change: How Fifty Dollars Can Change the World
The Stock Market Barometer
Ten Years of Wall Street
Tidal Swings of the Stock Market
Up from Wall Street: The Responsible Investment
Wall Street: Its Mysteries Revealed, Its Secrets Exposed
Wall Street and the Financial Crisis: Anatomy of a Financial Collapse
Wall Street in History
Wall Street Speculation: Its Tricks and Its Tragedies
Money and the Mechanism of Exchange

Money and the Mechanism of Exchange
By W. Stanley Jevons
$26.95 paperback


In preparing this volume, I have attempted to write a descriptive essay on the past and present monetary systems of the world, the materials employed to make money, the regulations under which the coins are struck and issued, the natural laws which govern their circulation, the several modes in which they may be replaced by the use of paper documents, and finally, the method in which the use of money is immensely economized by the cheque and clearing system now being extended and perfected. - from the Preface

As the global economy reels from ongoing threats of terrorism, skyrocketing oil prices, war, and political strife, this classic exploration of the basics of our sophisticated economic environment offers a profound look at what we often take for granted. Jevons, a pioneer of modern economic thought, examines: · the early history of money · the invention of coins · the principles of circulation · the varieties of promissory notes · the fundamental nature of credit · the basis of a national economy · and much more. First published in 1875, this remains a vital foundation for understanding the world monetary situation we face in the 21st century.

English economist and logician W. STANLEY JEVONS (1835-1882) was born in Liverpool. He studied chemistry and botany at University College, London, and was later professor of logic and political economy at Owens College, Manchester. He is also the author of The Theory of Political Economy (1871) and The State in Relation to Labour (1882).