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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (38 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Peter L. Bernstein Narrator: Lloyd James, Sean Pratt, Erik Synnestvedt Publisher: Gildan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: Peter Bernstein’s Finance Classics Release Date: December 2008 ISBN: 9781596593220
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One of the foremost financial writers of his generation, Peter Bernstein has the unique ability to synthesize intellectual history and economics with the theory and practice of investment management. Now, with classic titles such as Economist on Wall Street, A Primer on Money, Banking, and Gold, and The Price of Prosperity-which have forewords by financial luminaries and new introductions by the author-you can enjoy some of the best of Bernstein in his earlier Wall Street days.

With the proliferation of financial instruments, new areas of instability, and innovative capital market strategies, many economists and investors have lost sight of the fundamentals of the financial system-its strengths as well as its weaknesses. A Primer on Money, Banking, and Gold takes you back to the beginning and sorts out all the pieces.

Peter Bernstein skillfully addresses how and why commercial banks lend and invest, where money comes from, how it moves from hand to hand, and the critical role of interest rates. He explores the Federal Reserve System and the consequences of the Fed's actions on the overall economy. But this book is not just about the past. Bernstein's novel perspective on gold and the dollar is critical for today's decision makers, as he provides extensive views on the future of money, banking, and gold in the world economy.

This illuminating story about the heart of our economic system is essential reading at a time when developments in finance are more important than ever.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amit | 12/2/2012

    " A bit dated but still an excellent account of the workings of the treasury, fed and the banking system. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kalin | 10/12/2012

    " The best book to understand how money works. Although written 50-60 years ago, it is the best I have read about money. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nathan | 12/14/2010

    " I am truly ignorant when it comes to banking. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nathan | 2/14/2010

    " I am truly ignorant when it comes to banking. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kalin | 12/29/2009

    " The best book to understand how money works. Although written 50-60 years ago, it is the best I have read about money. "

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About the Author
Author Peter L. Bernstein

Peter L. Bernstein, one of the foremost financial writers of his generation, is the author of the bestseller Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk and The Power of Gold: The History of an Obsession. He is president of Peter L. Bernstein, Inc., an investment consulting firm he founded in 1973. He is also the founding editor of the Journal of Investment Management and lectures widely throughout the United States and abroad.

About the Narrators

Lloyd James (a.k.a. Sean Pratt) has been narrating since 1996 and has recorded over six hundred audiobooks. He is a seven-time winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award and has twice been a finalist for the prestigious Audie Award. His critically acclaimed performances include Elvis in the Morning by William F. Buckley Jr. and Searching for Bobby Fischer by Fred Waitzkin, among others.

Sean Pratt, a working actor for over twenty-five years, has performed at numerous regional theaters around the country. He is the author of To Be or Wanna Be, and he has recorded over seven hundred books in just about every genre, earning eight AudioFile Earphones Awards and four Audie Award nominations.

Erik Synnestvedt has recorded nearly two hundred audiobooks for trade publishers as well as for the Library of Congress Talking Books for the Blind program. They include The Day We Found the Universe by Marcia Bartusiak, A Game as Old as Empire edited by Steven Hiatt, and Twitter Power by Joel Comm.