Defending Shylock — Kindle version

defending-shylock-cover-100 My essay, Defending Shylock: Productive Work in Financial Markets, is now available in Kindle format.

In this essay, I discuss the great value that financial markets add to an economy and the nature of the intellectual work that underlays them. In addition, I argue against the critics of financial markets who argue that those who work in them are zero-sum parasites upon the physical laborers who make tangible goods and that they make merely “paper profits.”

shylock-153x100Along the way, I discuss controversial figures such as Martha Stewart, Michael Milken, Aristotle Onassis, Ivan Boesky, Jesus, Augustus, and Shakespeare’s character Shylock from The Merchant of Venice.

Defending Shylock is also available in hard copy pamphlet form at Amazon and as a download at the Social Science Research Network.

One thought on “Defending Shylock — Kindle version

  • May 1, 2011 at 3:03 pm

    Your writing is nauseating and you do a disservice to objectivism. Yes you advocate self interest which is easy to do but like a tragic lot of egocentrists you don’t have a clue what conviction is. I like Ayn Rand because she inspires. You on the other hand are obviously just servile to power. That is all you have to offer.


    Lewis Farrell

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