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Book review: portfolio society: on the capitalist modes of prediction by Ivan Ascher

McArthur, Jenny (2018) Book review: portfolio society: on the capitalist modes of prediction by Ivan Ascher. LSE Review of Books (16 Oct 2018). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

In Portfolio Society: On the Capitalist Modes of Prediction, Ivan Ascher explores how the abstraction and securitisation of risk in financial markets have had a profound influence on economic and social relations, with a particular focus on the aftermath of the global financial crisis. The book underscores the extent to which much of the ‘value’ generated by the contemporary economy results from financial engineering or extractive practices, writes Jenny McArthur.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/lsereviewofbooks/
Additional Information: © 2018 The Author(s)
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General)
Date Deposited: 19 Apr 2021 15:48
Last Modified: 19 Apr 2021 23:29
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/109910

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