Money Makes the World Go Around by Barbara Garson
One Investor Tracks Her Cash Through the Global Economy, from Brooklyn to Bangkok and Back

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With the same fresh and fearless inquisitiveness that characterized her classic workplace history, All the Livelong Day, Barbara Garson takes on the marketplace of money. Her quest: to find out who wins and who loses in a world united by the free flow of capital. In a hilarious and instructive tour of the global economy Garson deposits her Viking book advance in a one-branch, small-town bank and in an aggressive mutual fund. From those points of departure, she tracks her money's every stop, talking to the people who touch, use, or are touched by it. Her conversations with Wall Street bankers, Chinese labor contractors and Texas oil company treasurers-all of whom get a piece of her investment-transform our understanding of money. Money Makes the World Go Around is a classic-headed for the same shelf as the new economy works of Michael Moore and Michael Lewis.
 

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Garson is a journalist and playwright.
 
Published February 12, 2001 by Viking Adult. 342 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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Unreconstructed liberal as capitalist and investor, the author takes a proprietary, personal approach to her refinery, her lawn-furniture factory, and her prawn farm.

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In this high-concept book, Garson (The Livelong Day) puts her publisher's advance against royalties into a local bank account and a mutual fund, then sets out to trace a few representative uses of

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In this high-concept book, Garson (The Livelong Day) puts her publisher's advance against royalties into a local bank account and a mutual fund, then sets out to trace ""a few representative uses"" of the money around the world as it flows into large financial centers and out to developing countr...

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