Money

1st Edition

Eric Lonergan

Routledge
Published March 31, 2014
Reference - 192 Pages
ISBN 9781844658237 - CAT# Y175096
Series: The Art of Living

For Instructors Request Inspection Copy

was $34.95

USD$27.96

SAVE ~$6.99

Add to Wish List
FREE Standard Shipping!

Summary

Eric Lonergan explores our complex relationship with money. In a provocative and insightful analysis, he argues that few things seem to matter more to us, but few things are as poorly understood. Economists have long worked with the theory that our relationship to money is rational, but not all our reactions to it make sense. Lonergan shows that many of our views about money, credit and saving are little better than prejudices. The same social and emotional forces that affect quant traders in the world’s financial markets can be seen in the mania of Pokémon card trading in the school playground.

This fascinating book reveals the tension between money’s capacity to assist us in our lives and its propensity to cause instability and to distort our values. We are limited in our ability to control money’s power, says Lonergan, but only by understanding money better, and thinking about it less, may we get on with enjoying what we have.

Instructors

We provide complimentary e-inspection copies of primary textbooks to instructors considering our books for course adoption.

Request an
e-inspection copy

Share this Title