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June 2, 2022

Spring Issue Available

Financial History, Issue 141Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Check out the latest issue of Financial History, now available for FREE as a full-color digital edition! Highlights include:

Religion and the Rise of Capitalism

Ways and Means: Trading with the Enemy

Forging the US Mint from the Words of Alexander Hamilton

In Pursuit of the Perfect Portfolio

Treasury Truisms: America's First Experience with a Steeply Progressive Income Tax

Postcards and the Post Office Surplus of 1911

When WPPSS Went Whoops

Book Review: "The Revolution that Wasn't"

Video Now Available

Credit: Scott Lane
Mary Childs on "The Bond King: How One Man Made a Market, Built an Empire, and Lost It All"
Tuesday, May 24, 2022 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Mary Childs, the host of NPR’s Planet Money, uncovers the deeply-investigated story of how one visionary, dogged investor changed American finance forever. The Bond King is the story of how Bill Gross turned the sleepy bond market into a destabilized game of high risk, high reward; founded Pimco, one of today’s most powerful, secretive and cutthroat investment firms; helped to reshape our financial system in the aftermath of the Great Recession—to his own advantage; and gained legions of admirers, and enemies, along the way. To understand the winners and losers of today’s money game, Childs argues, is to understand the bond market—and to understand the bond market is to understand the Bond King. Watch event video.

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FT Editor Gillian Tett on "Anthro-Vision: A New Way to See In Business and Life"
Tuesday, May 17, 2022 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Award-winning financial journalist and anthropology PhD Gillian Tett discusses her latest book, Anthro-Vision: A New Way to See In Business and Life. While today’s business world is dominated by technology and data analysis, Tett advocates thinking like an anthropologist to better understand consumer behavior, markets and organizations to address some of society’s most urgent challenges. Watch event video.

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Roger Lowenstein on "Ways and Means: Lincoln and His Cabinet and the Financing of the Civil War"
Wednesday, April 27, 2022 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Renowned journalist and master storyteller Roger Lowenstein discusses his new book, Ways and Means: Lincoln and His Cabinet and the Financing of the Civil War, and his revelatory financial investigation into how Lincoln and his administration used the funding of the Civil War as the catalyst to centralize the government and accomplish the most far-reaching reform in the country’s history. Watch event video.

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