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Making Sense of Financial Failure

Stuart Vyse

in Going Broke: Why Americans Can't Hold On To Their Money

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195306996
eISBN:
9780199847099
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195306996.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

The current trend toward the medicalization of every human problem is introduced in this chapter, and it examines the debate on the notion that thinking over the debt does not mean there is a ... More


The Open Drain

Stuart Vyse

in Going Broke: Why Americans Can't Hold On To Their Money

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195306996
eISBN:
9780199847099
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195306996.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter discusses expenses that may lead to financial problems. The combination of high levels of debt, no savings, and a strained household budget is a formula for disaster. The United States ... More


Failures of Regulation and Governance

Sue Jaffer, Susana Knaudt, and Nicholas Morris

in Capital Failure: Rebuilding Trust in Financial Services

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780198712220
eISBN:
9780191780752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198712220.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics, Economic Systems

This chapter looks at the evolution of regulation over time and how reliance on trust and relationships has changed. It also examines the nature of the failures which occurred. In some cases these ... More


Victorian Insolvency: Bankruptcy, Imprisonment for Debt, and Company Winding-up in Nineteenth-Century England

V. Markham Lester

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205180
eISBN:
9780191676536
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205180.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Economic History

This is the first legal and financial history of bankruptcy in 19th-century England. This book offers a full statistical analysis and detailed account of bankruptcy, imprisonment for debt, and ... More


Aftermath and Summary of Conclusions

V. Markham Lester

in Victorian Insolvency: Bankruptcy, Imprisonment for Debt, and Company Winding-up in Nineteenth-Century England

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205180
eISBN:
9780191676536
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205180.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Economic History

This chapter sums up the key findings of this study on insolvency law reform in England during the 19th century and provides some observations about the legacy of the Bankruptcy Act of 1883. It ... More


The Story of Bankruptcy

Stuart Vyse

in Going Broke: Why Americans Can't Hold On To Their Money

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195306996
eISBN:
9780199847099
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195306996.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Financial failure has been rising at a dizzying rate, but the explanations for this so far offered could not be more different. The chapter outlines another story of bankruptcy. Caroline's debt was ... More


New Ways of Wanting

Stuart Vyse

in Going Broke: Why Americans Can't Hold On To Their Money

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195306996
eISBN:
9780199847099
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195306996.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter looks at advertising and especially examines the information view of advertising. The effect of affective, cognitive, and behavioral reactions to advertisements on people are discussed. ... More


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