The Code of Capital: How the Law Creates Wealth and Inequality
The Code of Capital: How the Law Creates Wealth and Inequality3.75 4 5 Author: Katharina Pistor Narrator: Laural Merlington
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.
More information about the audiobook:Publisher: Tantor Audio
Length: 11H 23Min
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