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The Resource The code of capital : how the law creates wealth and inequality, Katharina Pistor

The code of capital : how the law creates wealth and inequality, Katharina Pistor

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The code of capital : how the law creates wealth and inequality
Title
The code of capital
Title remainder
how the law creates wealth and inequality
Statement of responsibility
Katharina Pistor
Title variation
How the law creates wealth and inequality
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Capital is the defining feature of modern economies, yet most people have no idea where it actually comes from. What is it, exactly, that transforms mere wealth into an asset that automatically creates more wealth? The Code of Capital explains how capital is created behind closed doors in the offices of private attorneys, and why this little-known fact is one of the biggest reasons for the widening wealth gap between the holders of capital and everybody else. In this revealing book, Katharina Pistor argues that the law selectively "codes" certain assets, endowing them with the capacity to protect and produce private wealth. With the right legal coding, any object, claim, or idea can be turned into capital - and lawyers are the keepers of the code. Pistor describes how they pick and choose among different legal systems and legal devices for the ones that best serve their clients' needs, and how techniques that were first perfected centuries ago to code landholdings as capital are being used today to code stocks, bonds, ideas, and even expectations--assets that exist only in law. A powerful new way of thinking about one of the most pernicious problems of our time, The Code of Capital explores the different ways that debt, complex financial products, and other assets are coded to give financial advantage to their holders. This provocative book paints a troubling portrait of the pervasive global nature of the code, the people who shape it, and the governments that enforce it
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Pistor, Katharina
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Capital
  • Profit
  • Income distribution
  • Law
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The code of capital : how the law creates wealth and inequality, Katharina Pistor
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiii, 297 pages
Isbn
9780691178974
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
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GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
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(OCoLC)1059253097
Label
The code of capital : how the law creates wealth and inequality, Katharina Pistor
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiii, 297 pages
Isbn
9780691178974
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
System control number
(OCoLC)1059253097

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