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  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 03 March 2016
  • ISBN : 9781408706121
  • Page : 448 pages
  • Rating : 4.5/5 from 103 voters

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'A fearless and important book . . . The End of Alchemy isn't just an elegant guide to the history of economic ideas. It also gives a genuine insider's account' Telegraph The past twenty years saw unprecedented growth and stability followed by the worst financial crisis the industrialised world has ever witnessed. In the space of little more than a year what had been seen as the age of wisdom was viewed as the age of foolishness. Almost overnight, belief turned into incredulity. Most accounts of the recent crisis focus on the symptoms and not the underlying causes of what went wrong. But those events, vivid though they remain in our memories, comprised only the latest in a long series of financial crises since our present system of commerce became the cornerstone of modern capitalism. Alchemy explains why, ultimately, this was and remains a crisis not of banking - even if we need to reform the banking system - nor of policy-making - even if mistakes were made - but of ideas. In this refreshing and vitally important book, former governor of the Bank of England Mervyn King - an actor in this drama - proposes revolutionary new concepts to answer the central question: are money and banking a form of Alchemy or are they the Achilles heel of a modern capitalist economy?

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The End of Alchemy

The End of Alchemy
  • Author : Mervyn King
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2016-03-03
  • ISBN : 9781408706121
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'A fearless and important book . . . The End of Alchemy isn't just an elegant guide to the history of economic ideas. It also gives a genuine insider's account' Telegraph The past twenty years saw unprecedented growth and stability followed by the worst financial crisis the industrialised world has ever witnessed. In the space of little more than a year what had been seen as the age of wisdom was viewed as the age of foolishness. Almost overnight, belief turned into incredulity.

The End of Alchemy

The End of Alchemy
  • Author : Mervyn King
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2016-03-21
  • ISBN : 0393247023
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Mervyn King was governor of the Bank of England from 2003 to 2013, guiding the country through the Great Recession and into the start of the recovery. Taking the long view, King shows that the crisis he faced was only the latest in a long series of financial crises since our money and banking systems became the cornerstone of modern capitalism. True, the transformation of precious metals into paper money, and the invention of banking institutions that could spin out long-term loans

Review of Mervyn King's The End of Alchemy

Review of Mervyn King's The End of Alchemy
  • Author : M. A. H. Dempster
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2018
  • ISBN : OCLC:1304335085
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At odds with leading UK newspapers and with a wide ranging host of eminent people including Niall Ferguson, Larry Summers, Paul Volcker, Henry Kissinger, Alan Greenspan and Michael Lewis, this reviewer begs to disagree, not simply with the arguments, but with the whole premise of the book. This is not to say that the book is uninteresting; quite the contrary, I agree with Professor Summers that the book deserves to be widely read, but perhaps not quite for the reasons

Prophecy, Alchemy, and the End of Time

Prophecy, Alchemy, and the End of Time
  • Author : Leah DeVun
  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Release Date : 2013-12-01
  • ISBN : 9780231145398
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In the middle of the fourteenth century, the Franciscan friar John of Rupescissa sent a dramatic warning to his followers: the end times were coming; the apocalypse was near. Rupescissa's teachings were unique in his era. He claimed that knowledge of the natural world, and alchemy in particular, could act as a defense against the calamity of the last days. He treated alchemy as medicine (his work was the conceptual forerunner of pharmacology), and reflected emerging technologies and views that

The End of Alchemy

The End of Alchemy
  • Author : Peter Forrest
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Release Date : 2017-03-28
  • ISBN : 1979810354
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The Industrial Revolution built the foundation of our modern capitalist age. Yet the flowering of technological innovations during that dynamic period relied on the widespread adoption of two much older ideas: the creation of paper money and the invention of banks that issued credit. We take these systems for granted today, yet at their core both ideas were revolutionary and almost magical. Common paper became as precious as gold, and risky long-term loans were transformed into safe short-term bank deposits.

The End of Management Alchemy: Some Fun with the Findings of Elliott Jaques and How Requisite Organization Began

The End of Management Alchemy: Some Fun with the Findings of Elliott Jaques and How Requisite Organization Began
  • Author : Darwin Mott
  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release Date : 2015-12-23
  • ISBN : 9780994942807
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The liberation of our workplaces through humor, reality, and the findings of scientific research are central themes running through these stories. Before modern medicine came blood-letting, leaches, and witch-doctoring. Before physics, the philosopher's stone and a world that was flat. Currently, the management of our employment systems is stuck in an alchemy-to-science transitional and nonsensical state (like the image on the front cover). Alchemy is evident in the management fads that keep coming back around with different names, like unicorns

The Secrets of Alchemy

The Secrets of Alchemy
  • Author : Lawrence M. Principe
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release Date : 2012-12-10
  • ISBN : 9780226923789
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"This ele­gant, readable book…covers the history of alchemy from its shadowy origins in Hellenistic Egypt to its scholarly recovery in the 20th century” (Anthony Grafton, Science). In The Secrets of Alchemy, science historian and practicing chemist Lawrence M. Principe dispels commonly held misconceptions about alchemy and sheds light on what it was, how it began, and how it influenced a range of other ideas and pursuits. Principe demonstrates the importance of alchemy during its heyday in early modern

A Pocket Essential Short History of Alchemy & Alchemists

A Pocket Essential Short History of Alchemy & Alchemists
  • Author : Sean Martin
  • Publisher : Oldcastle Books
  • Release Date : 2011-10-20
  • ISBN : 9781842435380
GET THIS BOOKA Pocket Essential Short History of Alchemy & Alchemists

Often alchemy is seen as an example of medieval gullibility and the alchemists as a collection of eccentrics and superstitious fools. In this Pocket Essential Sean Martin shows that nothing could be further from the truth. It is important to see the search for the philosopher's stone and the attempts to turn base metal into gold as metaphors for the relation of man to nature and man to God as much as seriously held beliefs. Alchemy had a self-consistent outlook

The End of Alchemy

The End of Alchemy
  • Author : Roger E. A. Farmer
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2017
  • ISBN : OCLC:972481847
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I review The End of Alchemy by Mervyn King, published by W.W. Norton and Company in 2016. I discuss King's proposed regulatory reform, the ‘Pawn Broker for All Seasons’ (PFAS) and I compare it to an alternative solution developed in my own work. I argue that unregulated trade in the financial markets will not, in general, lead to Pareto optimal allocations. As a consequence, solutions like the PFAS that correct problems with existing institutions are likely to be circumvented by

The Alchemist

The Alchemist
  • Author : Erin Julian,Helen Ostovich
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Release Date : 2013-05-23
  • ISBN : 9781780938295
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The eponymous alchemist of Ben Jonson's quick-fire comedy is a fraud: he cannot make gold, but he does make brilliant theatre. The Alchemist is a masterpiece of wit and form about the self-delusions of greed and the theatricality of deception. This guide will be useful to a diverse assembly of students and scholars, offering fresh new ways into this challenging and fascinating play.

The Rise of Alchemy in Fourteenth-Century England

The Rise of Alchemy in Fourteenth-Century England
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Release Date : 2012-01-19
  • ISBN : 9781441181831
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Alchemy

Alchemy
  • Author : Marie-Luise von Franz
  • Publisher : Inner City Books
  • Release Date : 1980
  • ISBN : 091912304X
GET THIS BOOKAlchemy

"It was the genius of C.G. Jung to discover in the 'holy technique' of alchemy a parallel to the psychological individuation process. This book, by Jung's long-time friend and co-worker, completely demystifies the subject. Designed as an introduction to Jung's more detailed studies, and profusely illustrated, here is a lucid and practical account of what the alchemists were really looking for--emotional balance and wholeness"--back cover.

The Paradigm Sways

The Paradigm Sways
  • Author : David A. Westbrook
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2017
  • ISBN : OCLC:1305165664
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In the Euro and the Battle of Ideas, Markus Brunnermeier, Harold James, and Jean-Pierre Landau show how the Eurozone Crisis reveals deep-seated and sometimes incompatible European traditions in economic policy. In The Shifts and the Shocks, Martin Wolf uses the history of the GFC to analyze the global economy and highlight its vulnerabilities. In The End of Alchemy, Mervyn King argues that the GFC challenged basic understandings of money and finance, and proposes fundamental banking reforms. Historian of science Thomas

The Business of Alchemy

The Business of Alchemy
  • Author : Pamela H. Smith
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2016-09-20
  • ISBN : 9781400883578
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In The Business of Alchemy, Pamela Smith explores the relationships among alchemy, the court, and commerce in order to illuminate the cultural history of the Holy Roman Empire in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. In showing how an overriding concern with religious salvation was transformed into a concentration on material increase and economic policies, Smith depicts the rise of modern science and early capitalism. In pursuing this narrative, she focuses on that ideal prey of the cultural historian, an intellectual

Science and Civilisation in China: Volume 5, Chemistry and Chemical Technology, Part 4, Spagyrical Discovery and Invention: Apparatus, Theories and Gifts

Science and Civilisation in China: Volume 5, Chemistry and Chemical Technology, Part 4, Spagyrical Discovery and Invention: Apparatus, Theories and Gifts
  • Author : Joseph Needham,Ho Ping-Yu,Lu Gwei-Djen,Nathan Sivin
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 1980-09-25
  • ISBN : 052108573X
GET THIS BOOKScience and Civilisation in China: Volume 5, Chemistry and Chemical Technology, Part 4, Spagyrical Discovery and Invention: Apparatus, Theories and Gifts

The fifth volume of Dr Needham's immense undertaking, like the fourth, is subdivided into parts for ease of assimilation and presentation, each part bound and published separately. The volume as a whole covers the subjects of alchemy, early chemistry, and chemical technology (which includes military invention, especially gunpowder and rockets; paper and printing; textiles; mining and metallurgy; the salt industry; and ceramics).