Devil's Dictionary of Economics & Finance

Author(s): KOHOUT, Pavel
ISBN13/Barcode: 9780993122606
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With wit, satire and tongue in cheek it explains money, debt and taxation, banks and investments funds, and (because they have certain financial implications) love, marriage and sex workers.


The hardback book of 256 pages is richly illustrated with more than 300 drawings. It is recommended for anyone with an appreciation of satire, as well as for bankers, insurance agents, financial advisers, and central bankers, whom will be given the opportunity to learn, finally, why monetary policy has never really worked.


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The Devil's Dictionary of Economics and Finance is an independent sequel to the well-known Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce. With wit, satire and tongue in cheek it explains money, debt and taxation, banks and investments funds, and (because they have certain financial implications) love, marriage and sex workers.

The Dictionary covers topics from the Austrian economic school to Arnold Schwarzenegger's opinion about Austria. Politics does not go ignored either. Topics of interest here include bureaucrats, the common good, the European Union, democracy, the Parliament, and the welfare state, among others. Last but not least, the book explains what it is that drives stock prices (and it's not what they told you at business school). The definitions are interspersed with a sprinkling of surprising and curious facts ranging from the question Queen Elizabeth II asked professors of the famous London School of Economics, to the bubble in grave prices in New York.

There are two addenda to the Dictionary. The first -A Xenophobe's Concise Atlas of the World-will extend your range of prejudice just in case you felt a certain lack in that area. And the other-A Panoptic of Luminaries and their Famous Failures & Fiascos-explains how to identify a really important person by the number of truly whopping mistakes they have made. Clement Attlee meets Margaret Thatcher, John Maynard Keynes meets Milton Friedman, Mahatma Gandhi meets Henry Ford as yes, each of these great men and women made at least one highly memorable blunder in their glittering professional careers.

The hardback book of 256 pages is richly illustrated with more than 300 drawings. It is recommended for anyone with an appreciation of satire, as well as for bankers, insurance agents, financial advisers, and central bankers, whom will be given the opportunity to learn, finally, why monetary policy has never really worked.

Author biography: Pavel Kohout (born 1967) is a Czech economist, investor and financial writer based in London and Prague.

Being formed by two decades in finance, Pavel Kohout enjoys sarcastic humour. The Devil’s Dictionary of Economics & Finance is a richly illustrated book which allows City bankers to laugh at academic economists, academics to laugh at bankers and the general public to laugh at finance across the board. Plus, as a bonus, the reader learns useful things such us how to prevent wars, how to profit from inflation and what to do about fat cats.

He originally wanted to be a game developer; however, when he wrote a stock market speculation game in 1992, he was inadvertently drawn into the world of finance. He worked for corporations such as ING or PPF. In 2007 he co-founded Partners Financial Services. In 2009 he was appointed to the National Economic Advisory Board to the Government where he served until 2013.

Product details • Hardcover: 256 pages, paper is suitable for colouring • Publisher: Hyde Park Arts & Publishing Ltd; 1st edition (Nov. 2014) • Language: English • ISBN-10: 0993122604 • ISBN-13: 978-0993122606 • Product Dimensions: 13.9 x 2.6 x 19 cm

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ISBN13/Barcode 9780993122606
ISBN10 0993122604
Author KOHOUT, Pavel
Binding Hardback
Date Published 1 Apr 2017
Frequency No
Report Date 2017/04/01
Pages 250
Publisher Hyde Park Arts & Publishing Ltd.

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