The Resource Finance and the economy : Occupy Wall Street in historical perspective, Mark Jickling, Sean M. Hoskins

Finance and the economy : Occupy Wall Street in historical perspective, Mark Jickling, Sean M. Hoskins

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Finance and the economy : Occupy Wall Street in historical perspective
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Finance and the economy
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Occupy Wall Street in historical perspective
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Mark Jickling, Sean M. Hoskins
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eng
Summary
For all their lack of a unified, coherent program, the Occupy Wall Street protestors can be seen as the latest in a long series of anti-financial sector critiques. This report presents examples of political statements about the fundamental costs and benefits of finance and recent economic research that points to aspects of financial activity that may not be advantageous to the real economy. The report does not attempt a comprehensive survey of either literature, but provides a reminder of the breadth of the historical debates that have shaped congressional oversight of financial institutions and markets. Some of the political remarks excerpted here strike the theme of conflict between the real economy and the paper profits derived from financial speculation, and include claims that the temptations of the latter draw resources away from the former, or that speculators misappropriate the rewards that would otherwise accrue to hardworking businessmen, farmers, and wage earners. Apart from the normative judgments of political and populist outcry, economists have expanded on prior research that focused on finance's contribution to economic development to study whether an excessively large and complex financial system could be a drag on a country's economic growth. The research summarized in this report may represent the beginning of a revaluation of the role of finance in the economy, but much difficult work remains to be done before general statements can be formulated
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Jickling, Mark
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federal national government publication
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illustrations
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no index present
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non fiction
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  • Hoskins, Sean M
  • Library of Congress
Series statement
CRS report for Congress
Series volume
R42081
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  • Occupy Wall Street (Movement)
  • Occupy Wall Street (Movement)
  • Income distribution
  • Financial services industry
  • Protest movements
  • Financial services industry
  • Income distribution
  • Protest movements
  • United States
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Finance and the economy : Occupy Wall Street in historical perspective, Mark Jickling, Sean M. Hoskins
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Publication
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November 14, 2011
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Why occupy Wall Street?
  • Views of finance in U.S. history
  • Recent economic research : Size of the financial industry
  • Compensation.
  • Income inequality.
  • Less stable financial system.
  • Costs of financial crises
  • Conclusion
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767524606
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unknown
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1 online resource (11 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
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remote
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(OCoLC)767524606
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  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
  • System requirements: Adobe Acrobat Reader
Label
Finance and the economy : Occupy Wall Street in historical perspective, Mark Jickling, Sean M. Hoskins
Publication
Note
November 14, 2011
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Why occupy Wall Street?
  • Views of finance in U.S. history
  • Recent economic research : Size of the financial industry
  • Compensation.
  • Income inequality.
  • Less stable financial system.
  • Costs of financial crises
  • Conclusion
Control code
767524606
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (11 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)767524606
System details
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
  • System requirements: Adobe Acrobat Reader

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