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The Wisdom of Money

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$27.95 • £22.95 • €25.00

ISBN 9780674972278

Publication Date: 05/02/2017


296 pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches


  • Translator’s Note
  • Introduction: Lenin’s Wishes
  • I. The Worshippers and the Despisers
    • 1. The Devil’s Dung
    • 2. On the Eminent Dignity of the Poor?
    • 3. France, or the Taboo on Money
    • 4. America, or Spiritual Money
  • II. Three Myths about the Golden Calf
    • 5. Money, the Ruler of the World?
    • 6. Does Opulence Make People Unhappy?
    • 7. Has Sordid Calculation Killed Sublime Love?
  • III. Richesse Oblige
    • 8. Should Bourgeois Values Be Rehabilitated?
    • 9. Getting Rich Is Not a Crime (and Falling into Poverty Is Not a Virtue)
    • 10. The Hand That Takes, the Hand That Gives Back
  • Conclusion: An Acknowledged Schizophrenia
  • Notes
  • Index

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