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3.59  ·  Rating details ·  68 ratings  ·  9 reviews
Eric Lonergan explores our complex relationship with money. In a provocative and insightful analysis, Lonergan argues that few things seem to matter more to us, but few things are as poorly understood. Economists have long worked with the theory that our relationship to money is rational, but not all our reactions to it make sense. Lonergan shows that many of our views abo ...more
Paperback, 191 pages
Published June 30th 2014 by Routledge (first published October 31st 2009)
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John Russon
May 10, 2010 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This is a book written by a banker who fancies himself a philosopher. In fact, he's a banker. No insight. No explanation. A lot of self-important posturing. The book promises to explain the workings of finance, but it does not--it simply repeats the uninterpreted slogans one regularly hears. ...more
Apr 16, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
یا متن اصلی کتاب متمرکز نبود یا ترجمه بدی بود. از دید من این کتاب در مجموعه فلسفه ی زندگی جایی ندارد و بیشتر به قفسه علم اقتصاد متعلق است
Satar Mahmoudi
اردیبهشت ۱۴۰۰ برای بار دوم خواندمش و یک امتیاز کم کردم هم بخاطر ترجمه هم متن آنقدر جامع نبود. جا داره بخصوص بحث های پولی فریدمن و تفاوتش با سیاست های کینز بیشتر و واضح تر توضیح داده می‌شد، دیدگاه نویسنده ظاهرا به پولگراها( مانیتریست ها) نزدیک است. بحث ارزهای رمزنگاری شده جدید را بخوبی میشد روی بستر بحث ارز خصوصی که هایک میگفته توضیح داد.
Jan 09, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a short and very compact book, which aims to cover a huge scope.

Despite the light-hearted tone, it is a book that requires concentration and holding on tight, as the author overturns “conventional” modern economics by going back to the seminal thinkers: Smith, Keynes, and Marx.

These fathers of economic theory did not overlook the moral philosophy of money, which has become forgotten in model-based modern economics. Despite its focus on mechanistic formulae, the human element of money cau
Dmitry Gorochovsky
Didn't finish. Poorly written. No explanations whatsoever, just philosophical insights... ...more
Dec 19, 2014 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I would not recommend this book and agree with the negative reviews it received. It is more of a read for the commuter to the city. There is very little insight the author brings from his experience of the workplace, and this could have been his strength. Instead, he is mainly moralising about an industry and its perception in society. He has clearly taken time out to understand, philosophically so to speak, the sector he works in and its effects on society, and good for him. It must have been i ...more
Brian Romanchuk
Feb 27, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
(I wrote a review at ).

In summary, this book provides a informal discussion of money and the economy. It is an eclectic approach, mixing a number lof economic schools of thought.
Aug 09, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: gave-up
ترجمعه بسیار ضعیف احد علیقلیان خواندن کتاب رو بسیار سخت و یا حتی ناممکن می‌کرد. اگه کل متن کتاب رو به گوگل ترنسلیت میدادن خروجی بهتر از این میشد.
Mar 31, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very slow and dense for a not very long book. Good insights, but had a hard time staying with it and therefore took months to get through.
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Eric Lonergan is a macro hedge-fund manager at M&G Investments in London. He studied PPE at the University of Oxford and has an MSc in economics and philosophy from the London School of Economics.

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