February New Finance books
Development on Loan: Microcredit and Marginalisation in Rural China
Development on Loan: Microcredit and Marginalisation in Rural China: HG178.33.C6 L68 2019
Author(s): Nicholas Loubere
Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press 
Key to China's plans to promote rural development is the de-marginalisation of the countryside through the incorporation of rural areas into the urban-based market-oriented financial system. For this reason, Chinese development planners have turned to microcredit-i.e. the provision of small-scale loans to 'financially excluded' rural households-as a means of increasing 'financial consciousness' and facilitating rural de-marginalisation. Drawing on years of in-depth fieldwork in rural China, this book examines the formulation, implementation and outcomes of government-run microcredit programmes in China-illuminating the diverse roles that microcredit plays in local processes of socioeconomic development and the livelihoods of local actors. It details how microcredit facilitates de-marginalisation for some, while simultaneously exacerbating the marginalisation of others; and exposes the ways in which microcredit and other top-down development strategies reflect and reinforce the contradictions and paradoxes implicit in rural China's contemporary development landscape.
From the Sea to the C-Suite: Lessons Learned from the Bridge to the Corner Office
From the Sea to the C-Suite: Lessons Learned from the Bridge to the Corner Office: HG2463.D39 A3 2019
Author(s): Vadm Cutler Dawson Usn (Ret)
Annapolis, Maryland : Naval Institute Press 
With Cutler Dawson at the helm for the last fourteen years, Navy Federal Credit Union, the world's largest credit union, has quadrupled the size of the organization and made it an industry leader in customer service. It is now one of the most fiercely trusted and smoothly run financial institutions in the world ranked by Fortune magazine as a Best Place to Work for eight years. This book reveals an honest and straightforward look at Dawson's leadership philosophy and guiding principles, offering tangible and practical insights for readers who want to learn how to chart a similar course of success--one of exponential growth without compromising a company's bedrock principles.
The Finance Curse: How Global Finance is Making Us All Poorer
The Finance Curse: How Global Finance is Making Us All Poorer: HG3881 .S116 2019
Author(s): Nicholas Shaxson
New York : Grove Press 2019.
A searing indictment of global finance, exploring how the banking sector grew from a supporter of business to the biggest business in the world, and showing how societies might fight against financial hegemony Financial journalist Nicholas Shaxson first made his reputation studying the “resource curse,” seeing first-hand the disastrous economic and societal effects of the discovery of oil in Angola. He then gained prominence as an expert on tax havens, revealing the dark corners of that world long before the scandals of the Panama and Paradise Papers. Now, in The Finance Curse, revised with chapters exclusive to this American edition, he takes us on a terrifying journey through the world economy, exposing tax havens, monopolists, megabanks, private equity firms, Eurobond traders, lobbyists, and a menagerie of scoundrels quietly financializing our entire society, hurting both business and individuals. Shaxson shows we got here, telling the story of how finance re-engineered the global economic order in the last half-century, with the aim not of creating wealth but extracting it from the underlying economy. Under the twin gospels of “national competitiveness” and “shareholder value,” megabanks and financialized corporations have provoked a race to the bottom between states to provide the most subsidized environment for big business, have encouraged a brain drain into finance, and have fostered instability, inequality, and turned a blind eye to the spoils of organized crime. From Ireland to Iowa, Shaxson shows the insidious effects of financialization on our politics and on communities who were promised paradise but got poverty wages instead. We need a strong financial system—but when it grows too big it becomes a monster. The Finance Curse is the explosive story of how finance got a stranglehold on society, and reveals how we might release ourselves from its grasp.
Day Trading For Dummies
Day Trading For Dummies: HG4515.95 .L64 2019
Author(s): Ann C. Logue
Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley & Sons Inc 
Understand how day trading works—and get an action plan Due to the fluctuating economy, trade wars, and new tax laws, the risks and opportunities for day traders are changing. Now, more than ever, trading can be intimidating due to the different methods and strategies of traders on Wall Street. Day Trading For Dummies provides anyone interested in this quick-action trading with the information they need to get started and maintain their assets. From classic and renegade strategies to the nitty-gritty of daily trading practices, this book gives you the knowledge and confidence you'll need to keep a cool head, manage risk, and make decisions instantly as you buy and sell your positions. New trading products such as cryptocurrencies Updated information on SEC rules and regulations and tax laws Using options to manage risk and make money Expanded information on programming If you’re someone who needs to know a lot about day trading in a short amount of time, this is your place to start.
Exposed: Why Our Health Insurance Is Incomplete and What Can Be Done about It
Exposed: Why Our Health Insurance Is Incomplete and What Can Be Done about It: HG9396 .R63 2019
Author(s): Christopher T. Robertson
Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press 2019.
Democrats and Republicans fight endlessly over health care, but neither side disputes one of the system’s most basic flaws: the foisting on patients of substantial costs through deductibles, copayments, and coinsurance. Marshalling a decade of research, Christopher Robertson shows why this model is dysfunctional and offers ideas for improvement.