Liberalism: The Financial Sphere Does Not Practice What It Preaches

  • Marc ChesneyEmail author


This chapter analyses how the financial sector contradicts liberal doctrine principles through anti-democratic dynamics and illustrates that this sector does not practice what it preaches. Prof. Chesney denounces the financial oligarchy’s powerful lobbying practices and outrageous compensation schemes and calls attention to exorbitant global debt levels and their consequences.


Liberalism Neoliberalism Financialisation of the economy Globalisation Subsidies Big banks Ludwig von Mises Friedrich von Hayek Adam Smith 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Banking and FinanceUniversity of ZurichZürichSwitzerland

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