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The Code of Capital - How the Law Creates Wealth and Inequality

Englisch · Taschenbuch

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Katharina Pistor explains how, behind closed doors in the offices of private attorneys, capital is created--and why this little-known activity is one of the biggest reasons for the widening wealth gap between the holders of capital and everybody else. A powerful new way of thinking about one of the most pernicious problems of our time, The Code of Capital explores the various ways that debt, complex financial products, and other assets are selectively coded to protect and reproduce private wealth. This provocative book paints a troubling portrait of the pervasive global nature of the code, the people who shape it, and the governments that enforce it.

Über den Autor / die Autorin

Katharina Pistor is the Edwin B. Parker Professor of Comparative Law and director of the Center on Global Legal Transformation at Columbia Law School. Her books include Law and Capitalism: What Corporate Crises Reveal about Legal Systems and Economic Development around the World. Twitter @KatharinaPistor

Zusammenfassung

A compelling explanation of how the law shapes the distribution of wealth

What is it that transforms a simple object, an idea, or a promise to pay into an asset that creates wealth? Katharina Pistor explains how, behind closed doors in the offices of private attorneys, capital is created—and why this little-known activity is one of the biggest reasons for the widening wealth gap between the holders of capital and everybody else. A powerful new way of thinking about one of the most pernicious problems of our time, The Code of Capital explores the various ways that debt, complex financial products, and other assets are selectively coded to protect and reproduce private wealth. This provocative book paints a troubling portrait of the pervasive global nature of the code, the people who shape it, and the governments that enforce it.

Zusatztext

"A Project Syndicate Best Read in 2019"

Produktdetails

Autoren Katharina Pistor
Verlag Princeton University Press
 
Sprache Englisch
Produktform Taschenbuch
Erschienen 30.09.2020
 
EAN 9780691208602
ISBN 978-0-691-20860-2
Seiten 320
Abmessung 158 mm x 235 mm x 18 mm
Thema Sozialwissenschaften, Recht,Wirtschaft > Politikwissenschaft > Politische Wissenschaft und Politische Bildung

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