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On the Dark Side of the Market

Alex Preda

in Framing Finance: The Boundaries of Markets and Modern Capitalism

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226679310
eISBN:
9780226679334
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226679334.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This chapter examines the double game of relentless increases in efficiency. The notion that financial speculation is endowed with a special force, which justifies its economic functions, is echoed ... More


Food Commodity Speculation

Anna Chadwick

in Law and the Political Economy of Hunger

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780198823940
eISBN:
9780191862656
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198823940.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Human Rights and Immigration

Chapter 3 explores the significance of practices of ‘food commodity speculation’ in the causation of the global food crisis. After introducing some of the main instruments and actors involved in ... More


Man-Made Apocalypse: The Public Emergence of Self-Organization

Jonathan Sheehan and Dror Wahrman

in Invisible Hands: Self-Organization in the Eighteenth Century

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226752051
eISBN:
9780226233741
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226233741.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History

In 1720, unrestrained financial speculations in a newly commercialized scene across much of Europe (especially John Law's System in France and the South Sea Bubble in Britain) led to the first major ... More


Making the Grade: Managed Competition and Schooling

Joseph F. Kett

in Merit: The History of a Founding Ideal from the American Revolution to the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451225
eISBN:
9780801467677
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451225.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter considers the Founders' ideal of a hierarchical society in which American abundance would permit the multitude to achieve a “competency.” It first takes up the challenges to this ... More


Maternal Duty

Joel Lobenthal

in Alla Osipenko: Beauty and Subversion in Soviet Ballet

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780190253707
eISBN:
9780190253745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190253707.003.0030
Subject:
Music, Dance

Osipenko’ s son Ivan Voropayev was arrested for financial speculation after he and two friends were apprehended buying and selling dollars in Leningrad. This chapter details Osipenko’s attempts to ... More


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