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The Resource A world of chance : betting on religion, games, Wall Street, Reuven Brenner, Gabrielle A. Brenner, Aaron Brown, (electronic resource)

A world of chance : betting on religion, games, Wall Street, Reuven Brenner, Gabrielle A. Brenner, Aaron Brown, (electronic resource)

Label
A world of chance : betting on religion, games, Wall Street
Title
A world of chance
Title remainder
betting on religion, games, Wall Street
Statement of responsibility
Reuven Brenner, Gabrielle A. Brenner, Aaron Brown
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Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Although financial markets often try to distance themselves from gambling, the two factors have far more in common than usually thought. When, historically, there were no financial institutions such as banks, lotteries constituted the ways by which expensive items were disposed of, and governments raised money quickly. Gambling tables fulfilled roles that venture capital and banking do today. 'Gamblers' created clearinghouses and sustained liquidity. When those gamblers bet on price distributions in futures markets, they were redefined as 'speculators'. Today they are called 'hedge fund managers' or 'bankers'. Though the names have changed, the actions undertaken have essentially stayed the same. This book shows how discussion on 'chance', 'risk', 'gambling', 'insurance', and 'speculation' illuminates where societies stood, where we are today, and where we may be heading.--
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Brenner, Reuven
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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1956-
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  • Brenner, Gabrielle A.
  • Brown, Aaron
Series statement
Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
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  • Risk
  • Competition
  • Decision making
  • Wealth
  • Social history
  • Gambling
  • Chance
Label
A world of chance : betting on religion, games, Wall Street, Reuven Brenner, Gabrielle A. Brenner, Aaron Brown, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511753671
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Publication
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online resource
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cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
From religion to risk management: what to do when facing uncertainty? / Reaven Brenner, Gabrielle A. Brenner -- Anything wrong with gambling as a pastime? / Reuven Brenner, Gabrielle A. Brenner -- Are you rich? Risk-taking and gambling, or the leapfrogging instinct / Reuven Brenner, Gabrielle A. Brenner -- Betting on futures and creating prices / Reuven Brenner -- Gambling as banking: poker, junk bonds, and central banks / Reuven Brenner, Aaron Brown -- Lottery is a taxation, and heav'n be prais'd, it is easily rais'd / Reuven Brenner, Gabrielle A. Brenner -- Politics and prohibitions; or, what's a good tax anyway? / Reuven Brenner -- How gamblers and risk-takers correct the future / Reuven Brenner, Gabrielle A. Brenner -- Gambling and risk-taking: the leapfrogging instinct / Reuven Brenner -- Human nature and the civilizing process / Reuven Brenner -- A statistical profile of gamblers / Reuven Brenner, Gabrielle A. Brenner, Claude Montmarquette
Control code
CR9780511753671
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 339 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780511753671
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)289117368
Label
A world of chance : betting on religion, games, Wall Street, Reuven Brenner, Gabrielle A. Brenner, Aaron Brown, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511753671
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
From religion to risk management: what to do when facing uncertainty? / Reaven Brenner, Gabrielle A. Brenner -- Anything wrong with gambling as a pastime? / Reuven Brenner, Gabrielle A. Brenner -- Are you rich? Risk-taking and gambling, or the leapfrogging instinct / Reuven Brenner, Gabrielle A. Brenner -- Betting on futures and creating prices / Reuven Brenner -- Gambling as banking: poker, junk bonds, and central banks / Reuven Brenner, Aaron Brown -- Lottery is a taxation, and heav'n be prais'd, it is easily rais'd / Reuven Brenner, Gabrielle A. Brenner -- Politics and prohibitions; or, what's a good tax anyway? / Reuven Brenner -- How gamblers and risk-takers correct the future / Reuven Brenner, Gabrielle A. Brenner -- Gambling and risk-taking: the leapfrogging instinct / Reuven Brenner -- Human nature and the civilizing process / Reuven Brenner -- A statistical profile of gamblers / Reuven Brenner, Gabrielle A. Brenner, Claude Montmarquette
Control code
CR9780511753671
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 339 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780511753671
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)289117368

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