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This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. Summary: 1. From religion to risk management what do you do when facing uncertainty?; 2. Anything wrong with gambling as a pastime?; 3. Are you rich? Risk-taking, gambling, and the leapfrogging instinct; 4. Betting on futures; 5. Gambling as banking: poker, junk bonds and central banks; 6. 'Lottery is a taxation, and Heav'n be prais'd, it is easily rais'd'; 7. Politics and prohibitions, or, what's a good tax anyway?; 8. How gamblers and risk-takers correct the future; Appendix 1. Gambling and risk-taking: the leapfrogging instinct; Appendix 2. Human nature and the 'civilizing' process; Appendix 3. A statistical profile of gamblers. Bookseller Inventory #

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Synopsis: Although financial markets often try to distance themselves from gambling, the two factors have far more in common than usually thought. When, historically there were no financial institutions such as banks, lotteries constituted the ways by which expensive items were disposed of, and governments raised money quickly. Gambling tables fulfilled roles that venture capital and banking do today. "Gamblers" created clearinghouses and sustained liquidity. When those gamblers bet on price distributions in futures markets, they were redefined as "speculators." Today they are called "hedge fund managers" or "bankers." Though the names have changed, the actions undertaken have essentially stayed the same. This book shows how discussion on "chance," "risk," "gambling," "insurance," and "speculation" illuminates where societies stood, where we are today, and where we may be heading.

Book Description: A World of Chance shows how some societies created more chances for their members than others and, as a result, prospered. The book looks at events through the prism of risk-taking, games of chance, futures, and financial markets, and how religion, politics, and finance interacted to bring about the situation societies find themselves in today.

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