Fat Tony goes to the movies : language and the professions, a guide to the roots of financial crises

Brady, C 2018, Fat Tony goes to the movies : language and the professions, a guide to the roots of financial crises , Working Paper, Salford Business School, Salford, UK. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

This paper challenges the finance profession’s self-proclaimed expertise through an avowedly polemical examination of the most recent financial crisis. It argues that the financial industry projects itself as a profession and, as with all professions, unnecessarily complicates the language and operations of the industry. It contends that by looking closely at the basic concepts of confidence and trust in games, particularly in gambling, through one of the most effective learning mediums available (the movies) it is possible to penetrate the linguistic fog generated by the finance industry. Only by using such a populist medium is it possible to make the industry more transparent and understandable to the financial laity which will, in turn, enable that laity to game the financial industry more effectively.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Schools: Schools > Salford Business School
Publisher: Salford Business School
Series Name: SBS working paper
Depositing User: C Brady
Date Deposited: 05 Mar 2018 13:51
Last Modified: 05 Mar 2018 15:03
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/46167

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