Paper Promises. Debt, Money, and the New World Order. by Philip Coggan. Longlisted for the Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the. Paper Promises is a shining must-read amongst the vast literature Philip Coggan’s thesis is that one can view economic history as a. Paper Promises has ratings and 38 reviews. Abi said: On all Paper Promises () by Phillip Coggan is a masterful study of money and debt. Coggan.

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Just as Britain set the terms of the international system in the nineteenth century, and America in the twentieth century, a new system will be set by today’s creditors in China and pronises Middle East.

Customers who viewed this item also viewed. The first part of the book is a financial and monetary history in every sense worthy of Niall Ferguson’s Ascent of Money, coupled with a monetary analysis every bit as astute as Philip Coggan promiees compiled a page book with enough knowledge and analysis to make it feel like an page book, without seeming at all like a long and demanding read. However, Coggan explains how this time, because of the global nature and abuse of modern money, the fallout will spare no one.

He also shows how after major crisis, especially since the early 20th century, the dominating financial paradigm has drastically changed. Excellent analysis of the proises financial system.

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Philip Coggan has compiled a page book with enough knowledge and analysis to make it feel like an page book, without seeming at all like a long and demanding read. As with the crises in the s and s, governments will fall, currencies will lose their value, and new systems will emerge. Rather than just been a simple chronological sweep of finance, phenomena such as bubbles, inflation, and monetary practices such as quantitative easing are all explained.


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First book on economics and thought it might be a hard slog but turn about a very easy and enjoyable read. O ur parents thought debt was new and shameful. Coggan briskly punctures what a predecessor called the “myth of lost economic virtue”, the idea that in a golden past books were always balanced and nobody — individuals, families or nations — spent a penny more than they legitimately earned.

One of the book’s key insights is seeing the world as a power struggle between creditors and debtors. I have come to understand the economic system it is today and the challenges ahead for the global economy.

Previous post Next post. The author describes debt as basically a struggle between creditor and debtor and, if seen this way, how it clarifies debt struggles throughout the ages. Crucifying a few bankers won’t solve it. It is impossible to forecast who will win each of these battles but one thing seems certain: If everyone read Coggan’s book we might just be a little more circumspect if and when the next burst of irrational exuberance overtakes the economy Management Today A masterful history of financial crises Independent By far the best analysis of the “new normal” David Stevenson Financial Times An excellent book Trivia About Paper Promises: Building Wealth with Silver: If cash is a paper promise, most loans are contracted with fingers firmly crossed.

Especially is analyzed. In eighteen-century Europe an experiment with paper money was begun by John Law, a Scottish mathematician and gambler, who moved to France toward the end of the reign of Louis XIV.


January 17, Imprint: Review Bold and confident Sep 22, Pete rated it it was amazing Shelves: Looking to papee future, Coggan says that global economy is changing and suggests that a new world order will emerge. The global problems are sufficiently large and intertwined that it will take a new Bretton Woods and an honesty from politicians that any solution will endure way beyond the electoral cycle.

Money embodies a promise that others will accept it as a claim over goods and services to be produced sometime in the future. He flips some coggann shibboleths: Recommend to everyone and if I could I’d give 6 stars!

Paper Promises by Philip Coggan

When the current debt situation is dissected Coggan is refreshingly technical and bias-free. The Strange Death of Europe. He explains why today we cannot possibly expect all these promises to be honoured in full. Well done; very perceptive and clearly put. His conclusion is sobering: In addition, the author is lucid and provides a great deal of background information that may be necessary for the novice.

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Paper Promises: Debt, Money, and the New World Order

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