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    • Fragile by Design

    • The Political Origins of Banking Crises and Scarce Credit
    • By: Charles W. Calomiris, Stephen H. Haber
    • Narrated by: Basil Sands
    • Length: 20 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Analyzing the political and banking history of the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Brazil through several centuries, Fragile by Design demonstrates that chronic banking crises and scarce credit are not accidents due to unforeseen circumstances. Rather, these fluctuations result from the complex bargains made between politicians, bankers, bank shareholders, depositors, debtors, and taxpayers.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An all-time favorite in banking, history, politics

    • By Philo on 05-20-14

    Regular price: $34.94