Ahamed Liaquat

  • LORDS OF FINANCE

    Ahamed Liaquat

    • Random house business
    • 19 Mars 2020

    *Many of us take it as a given that the Great Depression - the consequences of which reverberated for decades, crippling the future of an entire generation and setting the stage for WWII - resulted from a confluence of inexorable forces beyond any one person or government's control.

    *In fact, as erudite economist Liaquat Ahamed explains, it was the decisions taken by a small number of central bankers that were the primary cause of the economic meltdown.

    *In Lords of Finance, we meet the neurotic and enigmatic Montagu Norman of the Bank of England; the xenophobic and suspicious emile Moreau of the Banque de France; the arrogant yet brilliant Hjalmar Schacht of the Reichsbank; and the dynamic Benjamin Strong of the New York Federal Reserve Bank. These four men were as prominent in their time as Alan Greenspan, Hank Paulson and Mervyn King are today, but their names were lost to history, their story untold, until now. Harnessing a keen sense of history and the narrative skills of the novelist, Liaquat Ahamed tells their story in vivid and gripping detail.

    *As yet another period of economic turmoil makes headlines today, the Great Depression and the year 1929 remain the benchmark for true financial mayhem. Offering a new understanding of the origins and global nature of financial crises, Lords of Finance a timely and arresting reminder that individuals - their ambitions, limitations and human nature - lie at the very heart of global catastrophe.

  • Les Seigneurs de la Finance retrace l'histoire de quatre personnages emblématiques et pourtant inconnus du grand public : l'Américain Benjamin Strong du Federal Reserve System de New York, énergique mais dépassé par les événements, le dépressif et énigmatique Montagu Norman de la Bank of England, Hjalmar Schacht, brillant et arrogant banquier de la Reichsbank et Émile Moreau, gouverneur xénophobe et paranoïaque de la Banque de France. Après la Première Guerre mondiale, ces hommes très influents entreprirent de reconstruire le monde de la finance internationale. Très vite de nombreuses failles apparurent dans le système qu'ils avaient échafaudé. Le monde entra dans la spirale de la Grande Dépression creusant le lit de la Seconde Guerre mondiale. Aujourd'hui, au coeur d'une nouvelle crise planétaire de l'économie, 1929 reste une référence dans l'histoire de la finance. Liaquat Ahamed souligne ici l'impact énorme de quelques décisions et la fragilité d'un système qui repose sur des êtres humains faillibles. Cette lecture économique de l'Histoire est d'autant plus forte et pertinente aujourd'hui que les responsabilités humaines sont mises en cause à tous les niveaux du monde de la finance.

  • Anglais Lords of Finance ; The Bankers Who Broke the World

    Ahamed Liaquat

    • Penguin books usa
    • 28 Janvier 2009

    THIS HAS HAPPENED BEFORE.

    The current financial crisis has only one parallel: the Wall Street Crash of 1929 and subsequent Great Depression of the 1930s, which crippled the future of an entire generation and set the stage for the horrors of the Second World War. Yet the economic meltdown could have been avoided, had it not been for the decisions taken by a small number of central bankers.

    In Lords of Finance, we meet these men, the four bankers who truly broke the world: the enigmatic Norman Montagu of the bank of England, Benjamin Strong of the NY Federal Reserve, the arrogant yet brilliant Hjalmar Schacht of the Reichsbanlk and the xenophobic Emile Moreau of the Banque de France. Their names were lost to history, their lives and actions forgotten, until now. Liaquat Ahamed tells their story in vivid and gripping detail, in a timely and arresting reminder that individuals - their ambitions, limitations and human nature - lie at the very heart of global catastrophe.

  • Anglais The Lords of Finance ; The Bankers Who Broke the World

    Liaquat Ahamed

    • Penguin books usa
    • 3 Décembre 2009

    Argues that the stock market crash of 1929 and subsequent Depression occurred as a result of poor decisions on the part of four central bankers who jointly attempted to reconstruct international finance by reinstating the gold standard.

  • Tells the story of individuals - their ambitions, limitations and human nature - which lie at the heart of global catastrophe. This book features the four bankers who truly broke the world: Norman Montagu of the bank of England, Benjamin Strong of the NY Federal Reserve, Hjalmar Schacht of the Reichsbanlk and Emile Moreau of the Banque de France.

  • Anglais Lordsd of Finance

    Liaquat Ahamed

    • Heinemann ltd
    • 30 Avril 2009

    Many of us take it as a given that the Great Depression resulted from a confluence of inexorable forces beyond any one person or government's control. This title explains how it was the decisions taken by a small number of central bankers that were the primary cause of the economic meltdown.

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