Bagehot: The Life and Times of the Greatest Victorian

(W. W. Norton & Company, 2019)

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September 18, 2019
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2019-09-18 16:30:00 2019-09-18 18:00:00 America/New_York Bagehot: The Life and Times of the Greatest Victorian James Grant’s new book, Bagehot: The Life and Times of the Greatest Victorian, tells the story of Walter Bagehot — a 19th century banker, an essayist, and a former editor of The Economist. Born in a small town in late-Georgian England, Bagehot became one of the most influential figures in Victorian-era finance and politics. Indeed, thanks to his celebrated 1873 treatise, Lombard Street: A Description of the Money Market, Bagehot remains influential today, not just in England but in financial centers everywhere. Lombard Street is a work to which all modern central bankers pay homage, even if they often fail to heed its advice. Please join us for an evening with the author of this delightful biography of one of financial history’s most brilliant and fascinating figures. .live-online-now-video {max-width: ; clear: both;} .live-online-now-text {margin-top: 16px; clear: both; float: left;} .streaming-event .live-online-now-video, .streaming-event .live-online-now-text {display: none;} p#event-register-button {float: left; margin-right: 16px;} Cato Book Forums are free of charge. To register to attend this event, click the button below and then submit the secure web form by 4:30PM EDT on Tuesdat, September 17, 2019. If you have any questions pertaining to registration, you may e-mail events@cato.org. (Reception to follow) Attend in Person Live Webcast If you can't make it to the event, you can watch it live online and join the conversation on Twitter using #CatoEvents. Follow @CatoEvents on Twitter to get future event updates, live streams, and videos from the Cato Institute. - https://www.cato.org/events/bagehot-the-life-and-times-of-the-greatest-victorian Hayek Auditorium, Cato Institute
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James Grant’s new book, Bagehot: The Life and Times of the Greatest Victorian, tells the story of Walter Bagehot — a 19th century banker, an essayist, and a former editor of The Economist. Born in a small town in late-Georgian England, Bagehot became one of the most influential figures in Victorian-era finance and politics. Indeed, thanks to his celebrated 1873 treatise, Lombard Street: A Description of the Money Market, Bagehot remains influential today, not just in England but in financial centers everywhere. Lombard Street is a work to which all modern central bankers pay homage, even if they often fail to heed its advice.

Please join us for an evening with the author of this delightful biography of one of financial history’s most brilliant and fascinating figures.

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