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Assets of the Dead: Wealth, Investment, and Modernity in Nineteenth- and Early Twentieth-Century England and Wales

David R. Green, Alastair Owens, Claire Swan, and Carry van Lieshout

in Men, Women, and Money: Perspectives on Gender, Wealth, and Investment 1850-1930

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199593767
eISBN:
9780191728815
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199593767.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

At the start of the twentieth century the sociologist, Georg Simmel, suggested that the emergence of the money economy was one of the key transformations to have taken place in modern society. In the ... More


Wealth in the UK: Distribution, Accumulation, and Policy

John Hills, Francesca Bastagli, Frank Cowell, Howard Glennerster, Eleni Karagiannaki, and Abigail McKnight

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199678303
eISBN:
9780191757594
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199678303.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics, Public and Welfare

This book examines the key issues connected with the distribution of personal wealth in the UK and why wealth is now such an important factor in social differences and in public policy. Personal ... More


The Lawyer's Myth: Reviving Ideals in the Legal Profession

Walter Bennett

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226042558
eISBN:
9780226042565
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226042565.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal Profession and Ethics

Lawyers today are in a moral crisis. The popular perception of the lawyer, both within the legal community and beyond, is no longer the Abe Lincoln of American mythology, but is often a greedy, ... More


Transactions and Value: Gide, L'Immoraliste

in Consumer Chronicles: Cultures of Consumption in Modern French Literature

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846314872
eISBN:
9781846317156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317156.005
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

In France, the increasing productive capacity of industry began to raise concerns about whether consumers could absorb the goods produced. This is expressed by Emile Zola in his 1876 novel Son ... More


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