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    • A Macat analysis of Karen Z. Ho's Liquidated: An Ethnography of Wall Street

    • By: Rodolfo Maggio
    • Narrated by: Macat.com
    • Length: 1 hr and 57 mins
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    In 2009's Liquidated, anthropologist Karen Z. Ho takes the tools of ethnographic research, which are traditionally used to study distant societies, and instead uses them to dissect the culture of high finance on New York's famous Wall Street. Through close observation of the daily lives of the bankers working there, and the beliefs, rituals, and timeframes that define them, Ho uncovers a distinct culture in which she finds the ultimate causes of the financial crises of recent times.

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    • A Macat Analysis of Jared M. Diamond's Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Survive

    • By: Rodolfo Maggio
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    • Length: 2 hrs and 8 mins
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    In his 2005 book Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed (also subtitled How Societies Choose to Fail or Survive), author and multifaceted US scholar Jared M. Diamond clearly identifies five major factors that he says determine the success or failure of all human societies in all periods of history. Having first asked why societies collapse, Diamond explores various examples of failed societies, from the Norsemen of Scandinavia, who colonized Greenland in the early 10th century, to the 18th-century inhabitants of Easter Island.

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