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Author Yuran, Noam, author.

Title What money wants : an economy of desire / Noam Yuran.

Publication Info. Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, 2014.


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Description 1 online resource
Note Print version record.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents The specter of greed : ontology -- Fantasies of a capitalist : history -- The materiality of symbols : mystery -- Weber's Midas : revelation -- The fantastic colors of money.
Summary One thing all mainstream economists agree upon is that money has nothing whatsoever to do with desire. This strange blindness of the profession to what is otherwise considered to be a basic feature of economic life serves as the starting point for this provocative new theory of money. Through the works of Karl Marx, Thorstein Veblen, and Max Weber, What Money Wants argues that money is first and foremost an object of desire. In contrast to the common notion that money is but an ordinary object that people believe to be money, this book explores the theoretical consequences of the pages.
Subject Money -- Philosophy.
Desire -- Economic aspects.
Economics -- Philosophy.
Consumption (Economics) -- Juvenile literature.
Income -- Juvenile literature.
Wages -- Juvenile literature.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Economics -- General.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Yuran, Noam. What Money Wants : An Economy of Desire. Palo Alto : Stanford University Press, ©2014 9780804785921
Standard No. 40023428092
ISBN 9780804788892 (electronic bk.)
0804788898 (electronic bk.)
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