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1976. The Flow of Funds in Britain: An Introduction to Financial Markets by Sandra Mason
1988. The Great Depression of 1990: Has it already started coming true? by Dr. Ravi Batra



Mason, Sandra 'The Flow of Funds In Britain: An Introduction to Financial Markets', first published in 1976 in Great Britain by Paul Elek, 245pp, ISBN 0236400169. Condition: Very good condition with very good dustjacket (not price-clipped). Internal pages slightly tanned. Price: £4.85, not including p&p, which is Amazon's standard charge (currently £2.75 for UK buyers, more for overseas customers)
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About this book/synopsis: This is a book about money, or rahter about the process by which those who have more money than they need lend to those who want to spend more than they have. This process-of money flowing from persons and organizations-is the key to our financial system. To understand the process fully, information on actual money flows is essential. So, this book is an introduction to the use of financial statistics as well as to the British Financial System.

The first chapter looks at the various elements integral to the financial system - individuals, private industry, banks, building societies, insurance companies, the public sector, overseas people and organizations, etc.; explains the methods by which financial transactions may be carried out; and introduces the statistics which will support the analysis in chapters 2-7.

Chapters 2-7 form the core of the book - here the author analyses the financial system to show how the institutions and the flow of funds actually work. Chapter 7 compares the structure of the UK financial market to a number of foreign financial markets, notably the USA, Canada, France, Germany, the Netherlands and Japan. Finally chapters 8 and 9 look more critically at the UK financial system examining the reason for its present structure and asking whether it operates in the most efficient manner.

Chapters:
Figures
Tables
Acknowledgements
Introduction
Glossary
Notes on figures and tables
1. Analysing the financial system
2. The users of the financial system
3. The role of the financial system
4. What the financial institutions do: (a) the banks
5. What the financial institutions do: (b) the others
6. The complete picture
7. Some overseas alternatives
8. What determines financial structure
9. An effective financial system
Appendix: the statistical data used
Bibliography
Index

 

Batra, Ravi. 'The Great Depression of 1990', published in 1988 in the United States by Dell, in paperback, 276pp, ISBN 0440201683. Condition: good with some light tanning to internal pages. Price: £1.99, not including p&p, which is Amazon's standard charge (currently £2.75 for UK buyers, more for overseas customers)
1988, Dell, pbk
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About this book/synopsis: Black Monday may be just the start! If Ravi Batra, one of the world's top trade theorists, is right, we are ripe for economic disaster. It could last as long as six years. If you're single, married, or head of a household, you can protect yourself and survive.

Find out:
1. When to exit the stock market
2. Why real estate is a bad bet
3. How much to save and how best to save it
4. What to do about IRAs, Keogh plans, bonds, money market accounts, gold, silver, and stock options
5. All the right moves to make now to safeguard your assets and carry you through the economic storm!

Chapters:
Foreword by Lester C. Thurow
Preface; Introduction
1. Can It Happen Again?
2. The Law of Social Cycles: the four social classes; the law of social cycles; the era of labourers; the era of warriors; the era of intellectuals; the era of acquisitors; the process of social change and western society
3. The Long-Run Cycle of Money Growth in the United States: Western Society and the United States; Theories Underlying Capitalism; Monetarism and the Social Cycle; The Cycle of Money Growth; Historical Determinism
4. The Long-Run Cycle of Inflation in the United States: Developing the Long-Run Cycle of Inflation; Inflation and Money Supply
5. The Long-Run Cycle of Regulation in the United States: Regulation, Inflation and Money
6. Concentration of Wealth and Depressions: the Pattern of Depressions; the depression of the 1780s; the Great Depression of the 1840s; the Great Depression of the 1870s; the Great Depression of the 1930s; Conventional Wisdom on Depression; Concentration of Wealth and Depressions; Perverse Fiscal Policy of the 1920s
7. The Great Depression of 1990-1996: Relationship among cycles; the depression of the 1990s; the 1920s vs. the 1980s; U.S. Foreign Debt; International Aspects
8. Strategy for Investment: Inflationary Depression; How Much Should I Save? Social Security and Private Pensions; Keogh Plans and IRAs; How Should I invest my savings?: Real Estate, Stocks, Bonds, Money Market Accounts, Gold Coins, Stocks, Silver Coins, Stock Options; Your Best Investment Strategy; Advice for Businessmen; Summary
9. How Can We Prevent Another Depression? Logic of Reforms; Immediate Measures; Fundamental Economic Reforms. Appendices; Author's Note; Index

 



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