Capital of Capital: Money, Banking, and Power in New York by Steven H. Jaffe, Jessica Lautin

By Steven H. Jaffe, Jessica Lautin

From innovative period financial institution notes to the 2008 monetary cave in, Capital of Capital explores how long island urban gave upward push to a banking that during flip made the yank and international economies. Capital of Capital additionally examines the often contentious evolution of the banking enterprise, its position in making long island urban a world financial middle, and its impact on America’s politics, society, and culture.

Based on a massive exhibition on the Museum of the town of recent York, Capital of Capital good points the main leaders of banking, together with Alexander Hamilton and J. P. Morgan, in addition to its critics, reminiscent of Louis Brandeis and the Occupy Wall highway protesters. The booklet additionally covers the key occasions and controversies that experience formed the heritage of banking and incorporates a attention-grabbing array of basic fabrics starting from antebellum financial institution notes and ledgers to early charge cards and ads.

Lavishly illustrated, Capital of Capital offers a multifaceted, unique figuring out of the profound effect of banking at the lifetime of ny urban and the world’s financial system.

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Both positions are designed to maintain the absolute sway of the bureaucracy and both recognize the necessity for barricades to be erected against class struggles that threaten to upset that dominance. In any case, the urgent and essential nature of this choice was so obvious to all that both sides felt it necessary, by reason of the disorder created by this division, to risk immedi­ ately compromising the very conditions of their existence. It may very well be that the fierce deter­ mination of both sides is justified in the sense that the problems of the Chinese bureaucracy are, in fact, insurmountable and, that while the two con­ tending strategies were thus equally inapplicable, it was still necessary to choose between them.

The level reached by the technology of the most privileged becomes an insult-and one more easily denounced than the most basic insult, which is reification. The Los Angeles rebellion is the first in history to justify itself on the grounds that there was no air conditioning during a heatwave. 21 Integration-into what? 22 THE ' SPECTACULAR ' COMMODITY-ECONOMY American blacks have their own spectacle, complete with its press, magazines and coloured film stars and, if blacks realize this, if they spew out this spectacle as phoney, as an expression of their humiliation, it is because they see it to be a minority phenomenon-nothing but an appendage of the spectacle in general.

The ruling class must, therefore, have known that it could not go on governing as before. We can be sure that the present conflict concerns the management of the economy; and that the collapse of the bureaucracy's successive economic policies is what has made this conflict so critical. The failure of the so-called Great Leap Forward (chiefly due to resistance 48 THE EXPLOSION POINT OF IDEOLOGY from the peasantry) not only put paid to the prospect of an ultra-voluntaristic surge in indus­ trial production but also, disastrously, created a chaos that lasted for several years.

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