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Freaks of Fortune
by Jonathan Levy
Harvard University Press, 2012
eISBN: 978-0-674-06720-2 | Cloth: 978-0-674-04748-8
Library of Congress Classification HC105.L48 2012
Dewey Decimal Classification 330.122097309034

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
Until the nineteenth century, “risk” was a specialized term: it was the commodity exchanged in a marine insurance contract. Freaks of Fortune tells how the modern concept of risk emerged in the United States. Born on the high seas, risk migrated inland and became essential to the financial management of an inherently uncertain capitalist future.

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