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Bill Dunn

Introduction This chapter builds on the basic arguments of the two previous chapters. Money is an inherently imperfect and shifting measure of value. It is endogenous to capitalism but this is not equivalent to seeing it as ‘non-state’, because the state itself needs to be conceived as within, not without, the capitalist system as a whole. Institutional forms change how money works, and the actions of these institutions, particularly of states, matter in the sense of making a real difference not only to monetary forms but to accumulation. The next section

in Keynes and Marx
Financialisation as a product of virtual fictitious financial capital
Aleksander Buzgalin and Andrey Kolganov

Shifts in productive forces have imparted a qualitatively new character to the capitalist economy in the twenty-first century. 1 The changes in the nature of commodities and the market have been discussed above; in this chapter, we will focus on the changes in the monetary and financial spheres. We will discuss the problem of transformation of the money under capitalism, from the form of credit money, serving the circulation of commodity capital, to money reflecting the prevalence of virtual

in Twenty-first-century capital
Satadru Sen

Those seeking to relocate themselves across contested borders of class, race-caste, gender and nation require means of transportation, i.e., moral languages that are mutually comprehensible to the migrant, his adversaries and “neutral” observers. These languages must describe at least three spaces: the migrant’s origin, the destination and the migrant himself. In the process, a set of techniques must be developed and deployed that will show how morally successful the movement has been. Money is a critical part of

in Migrant races
Theodore M. Porter

of the institution and partly to suggest ways to improve mental health in the population at large. Asylum numbers were understood to show the decisive role of certain causes of insanity, notably vicious or unwise behaviour in the form of alcohol consumption, masturbation, and heredity. Statistics and accounts Asylum reports distinguished between medical and administrative numbers. The former were denominated in numbers of persons, the latter most often in money terms. The alienists endeavoured to maintain a distinction

in Accounting for health
Telling stories from the Cavendish financial accounts
Alison Wiggins

2 Money, marriage and remembrance: telling stories from the Cavendish financial accounts Alison Wiggins ‘Account books form a narrative as engaging as any tale of sea monsters or cannibals,’ so Sir Thomas Cromwell tells himself in Hilary Mantel’s fictionalised depiction.1 Mantel compellingly dramatises for us how Tudor financial accounts were sources of hidden stories, and we regularly find Mantel’s Cromwell turning to them to access alternative versions of events. This chapter performs, as it were, the inverse process to Mantel: it begins with a book of

in Bess of Hardwick
Jack Mosse

doors to all these foreign people, they're given houses, they're given furniture, they're given this that and the other. And then you've got someone that was born and bred here, I worked until I became ill, and now I have to basically beg for my little bit of money. They know exactly what they're doing! My mum's one of them pensioners that's looking at cuts. My mum is 77, she started working from the age of 10. I think she's entitled to her money, and I think if they took some of their own pay cuts they wouldn't have to tax us so much. Because, trust me, they could

in The pound and the fury
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Myth in the political sphere
Jack Mosse

It would be hard to overstate how important economic narratives have become to governments and political parties. These narratives, and the myths that they are founded upon, can justify key policy shifts and win or lose elections. Consider the ‘magic money tree’ rhetoric, which was used to great effect in the 2017 and 2019 general elections. The population was relentlessly told, first by Theresa May and then by Boris Johnson, that if elected, Labour's reckless policies would bankrupt the nation; that there is no magic money

in The pound and the fury
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Baker and Berman, and Tempean Films
Brian Mcfarlane

picture called A Date with a Dream (1948). That was our first break, as it were, into the movie business. We were pretty green at that time, so we used our own money, which we probably would have been forced to do, because, coming out of the army, we had no reputation to fall back on. So we financed it ourselves; I think the film cost about just under £10

in British cinema of the 1950s
Susan Strange

Chapter 8 Managing mad money – national systems There are two reasons for regulating the behaviour of international financial dealers and the conduct of international financial markets. One is to moderate and restrain greed. The other is to moderate and restrain fear. Greed and fear are the two human emotions most evident in the day-to-day behaviour of the international financial system today. Mad money is the result. Either dealers are drawn by greed to take too big risks with their own or, more often, with other people’s money; or they are overcome by fear

in Mad Money
Dirk Luyten and David Guilardian

years later, the new specialised Cancer Institute Jules Bordet combined four floors for the poor with three floors for paying patients (who occupied one-third of the beds). 78 Despite these changes the public healthcare system kept losing money. By 1933, the CAP hospitals of the capital suffered a deficit of 9.5 million F. 79 Notwithstanding the hardships of public healthcare

in Medical histories of Belgium