Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 March 2018

288 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190691127

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Necessary Evil

How to Fix Finance by Saving Human Rights

David Kinley

  • Authored by a world-renowned scholar of human rights law
  • Marshals a wealth of material from bankers, economists, lawyers and politicians, as well as human rights activists, philosophers, historians, and anthropologists, alongside the author's own experiences working in the field
  • Powerfully demonstrates that finance has always had a social function above and beyond the profit motive
  • Argues that finance's wealth-creating capacity has improved standards of living over time, but that the current allocation of finance industry wealth is deeply problematic
  • Outlines a way forward for cooperation between government and finance that can promote human rights and social justice

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