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BOOK DISCUSSION-The World for Sale: Money, Power, and the Traders Who Barter the Earth’s Resources by Javier Bias and Jack Farchy
January 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EST
The Camden Conference and Merrill Memorial Library in Yarmouth will host a book discussion on The World for Sale: Money, Power, and the Traders Who Barter the Earth’s Resources by Javier Bias and Jack Farchy. The event is open to all and will take place at 7pm on January 10. Please email Elsa Rowe, firstname.lastname@example.org, for more information. Copies of the book are available through the library.
The book is shortlisted for the Financial Times & McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award and an Economist Book of the Year.
- “The modern world is built on commodities – from the oil that fuels our cars to the metals that power our smartphones. We rarely stop to consider where they have come from. But we should. The World for Sale lifts the lid on one of the least scrutinized corners of the world economy: the billionaire commodity traders who buy, hoard, and sell the earth’s resources. It is the story of how a handful of swashbuckling businessmen became indispensable cogs in global markets, enabling an enormous expansion in international trade and connecting resource-rich countries – no matter how corrupt or war-torn – with the world’s financial centers. The result is an eye-opening tour through the wildest frontiers of the global economy, as well as a revelatory guide to how capitalism really works.”