"In a fascinating tour of post-war global economic and technological development, Farrell and
Newman walk the reader through how global banking infrastructure evolved from “a clattering
steampunk engine of rusting pistons and gutta-percha-covered cables, with a few incongruously
modern parts bolted on,” to the complex financial instruments, near-instantaneous cross-border
transactions, and standard-setting institutions we know today."
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