1. Money Before Liberal Democracy2. Money In Liberal Democracy3. The Bond Market4. The Stock Market5. The Derivatives Market6. The Currency MarketsConclusion: The Fix Is Mostly About the Money
"This is a must-read book for all who wish to understand Western history of the past two hundred years, at the heart of which is the intimate relationship between finance and politics. In this sweeping and well-written book, Bragues explains that financial markets relate to democratic regimes in about the same way as heroin relates to drug addicts, and he advocates cold turkey." (Guido Hulsmann, Professor, Universite d'Angers, France) "George Bragues' investigation into the uneasy partnership between money and democracy is as timely as it is important, and as winning as it is learned. Here is a book that not only diagnoses the problem-- deranged markets, distorted values, immense debts-- but also prescribes the solution. Bravo!" (James Grant, Editor, Grant's Interest Rate Observer)
George Bragues is the Assistant Vice-Provost and Program Head of Business at the University of Guelph-Humber, Canada. His writings have spanned the disciplines of economics, politics, and philosophy. He has published op-ed pieces in Canada's Financial Post. He has also published a wide variety of scholarly articles and reviews in journals such as The Journal of Business Ethics, Qualitative Research in Financial Markets, The Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics, The Independent Review, History of Philosophy Quarterly, Episteme, and Business Ethics Quarterly.