The Birth of Homo-Financiarius and the Subservience of the Elite

  • Marc ChesneyEmail author


In Chapter 5, the current crisis of values associated with the financialized economy, i.e. a rogue religion, is analysed. The mutation of homo-economics into homo-financiarius, the subservience of the elite and the moral bankruptcy linked to it are depicted and highlighted.


Homo-economics Homo-financiarius Subservience of the elite Chicago school Rogue religion Max Weber Francis Fukuyama 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Banking and FinanceUniversity of ZurichZürichSwitzerland

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