How to Speak Money: What the Money People Say — And What It by John Lanchester

By John Lanchester

How finance really works — by way of the author hailed for “explain[ing] complicated stuff in a down-to-earth and witty style” (Economist).

To those that don’t converse it, the language of cash can look impenetrable and its rules too complicated to know. How to talk Money is acclaimed author John Lanchester’s unique and informative try to bridge the space among the money humans and the remainder of us. With attribute wit and candor (“wickedly funny” — Dwight Garner, New York Times), Lanchester indicates how the area of finance and economics relatively works — from the phrases and prerequisites of your own bank account to the evasions of bankers showing in entrance of Congress. How to talk Money finds how the language of cash is usually a instrument to hide and lie to; he explains thousands of universal monetary phrases, from GDP to the IMF, amortization to securitization to collateralized debt legal responsibility; and he argues that all of us have to communicate funds lest those that do write the monetary ideas for themselves.

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