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Freaks of Fortune

The Emerging World of Capitalism and Risk in America

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$19.50 • £15.95 • €17.50

ISBN 9780674736351

Publication: November 2014

Short

432 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

5 tables

World

  • Prologue: Voyage
  • 1. The Assumption of Risk
  • 2. The Perils of the Seas
  • 3. The Actuarial Science of Freedom
  • 4. The Failure of the Freedman’s Bank
  • 5. Betting the Farm
  • 6. Fraternity in the Age of Capital
  • 7. Trading the Future
  • 8. The Trust Question
  • Epilogue: Freaks of Fortune
  • Appendix
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index