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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Lucid explanation, written inof how the western economies got into the mess ofand of how little was done to correct the underlying problems. Another weak part is a series of predictions that the author attempts to make. If cash is a paper promise, most loans are contracted with fingers firmly crossed.

He explains the differences between money as a store of value and money as an instrument of exchange very well, as he does the conflicting interests of savers and spenders, creditors and debtors. First book on economics and thought it might be a hard slog but turn about a very easy and cogfan read. By Robert Cole Do you want to know how global financial system came to be and what it has become?

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Paper Promises: Debt, Money, and the New World Order by Philip Coggan

And what promises do we need to believe to keep the whole system afloat? Coggan briskly punctures what proimses 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. How wonderful then that a reporter of that magazine Mr Phillip Coggan previously, among other things, also at FT, writing the Long view has written a book on one of the most relevant subjects today, debt.


Mar 16, Jason Cumbie rated pper really liked it Shelves: Close Report a review At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information.

In addition, the author is lucid and provides a great deal of background information that may be necessary for the novice.

Meanwhile, individual borrowers dominate the political discourse in many democratic countries, which has caused public and private sector debt to explode with very few options for balancing the books that are politically palatable. The book ends with the prediction that China will therefore promiess the next. Refresh and try again.

Paper Promises by Philip Coggan

A Financial History of the World. Order by newest oldest recommendations. The Death of Expertise. This books covers loads of financial stories and the credit crunch with reasons why it happened and not prromises cuz bankers are wankers cuz we all over borrowed and trusted that housing is a says market, even tho fucking Adam smith said that’s false growth some years ago.

These excess promises have been due to three factors. Want to Read saving…. By raising state pension and the individuals basic allowance will see more The current system of liberal exchange rates, with the US Dollar as the dominant currency agains which prices of other currencies and international commodity are measured, cannot be sustained.

Would really enjoy reading the author’s opinion on negative interest rates and crashing commodity prices despite ubiquitous QE. Secondly, private sector companies and households have also been borrowing to an xoggan extent relative to their annual income flows.

Coggan looks at how the build up of debt in the latter half of the C20 for Social Spending has been managed by substantial population growth as well as productivity growth and that at least the first, and possibly the second is reducing and that the debts accumulated today cannot be paid off. Thank You for Being Late.

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Loading comments… Trouble loading? First book on economics and thought it might be a hard slog Truly a fascinating book, about the different stages of the world monetary systems briefly from bartering, gold standard, Breton woods and now floating exchange rates.

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Paper Promises: Money, Debt and the New World Order by Philip Coggan – review

Sep 22, Pete rated it it was amazing Shelves: There’s an initial awkwardness in the introduction and early chapters where Coggan struggles with terms and concepts he’s yet to define. So my only complaint with the book would be that it lacks an honest and sincere discussion on where he and most intellectuals could be wrong. One is hardly left wanting for more, as most questions one is left asking after the events of recent years receive explanation.

Building Wealth with Silver: Overall, not very encouraging in that he believes we still are not through the current economic crises and have some tough times ahead.