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The Resource The code of capital : how the law creates wealth and inequality, Katharina Pistor

The code of capital : how the law creates wealth and inequality, Katharina Pistor

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The code of capital : how the law creates wealth and inequality
Title
The code of capital
Title remainder
how the law creates wealth and inequality
Statement of responsibility
Katharina Pistor
Title variation
How the law creates wealth and inequality
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Capital is the defining feature of modern economies, yet most people have no idea where it actually comes from. What is it, exactly, that transforms mere wealth into an asset that automatically creates more wealth? The Code of Capital explains how capital is created behind closed doors in the offices of private attorneys, and why this little-known fact is one of the biggest reasons for the widening wealth gap between the holders of capital and everybody else. In this ... 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."--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
YDX
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Pistor, Katharina
Dewey number
332/.041
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Capital
  • Profit
  • Income distribution
  • Law
  • Lawyers
  • Law and globalization
  • Law
  • Capital
  • Income distribution
  • Profit
Label
The code of capital : how the law creates wealth and inequality, Katharina Pistor
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-277) and index
Contents
  • Capital rules by law
  • Empire of law
  • Coding land
  • Cloning legal persons
  • Minting debt
  • Enclosing nature's code
  • A code for the globe
  • The masters of the code
  • A new code?
Control code
BK0024041086
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiii, 297 pages
Isbn
9780691178974
Lccn
2018965763
Label
The code of capital : how the law creates wealth and inequality, Katharina Pistor
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-277) and index
Contents
  • Capital rules by law
  • Empire of law
  • Coding land
  • Cloning legal persons
  • Minting debt
  • Enclosing nature's code
  • A code for the globe
  • The masters of the code
  • A new code?
Control code
BK0024041086
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiii, 297 pages
Isbn
9780691178974
Lccn
2018965763

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