George Bragues, Business program head at University of Guelph-Humber, launched his first book, Money, Markets and Democracy: Politically skewed Financial Markets and how to fix them, last week at the school’s Art Gallery.
“In understanding of the financial market, we need to take the political factor into account, as politics matter a lot, more than what people think,” said Dr. Bragues, who is also assistant vice-provost at Guelph-Humber.
Addressing millennials, he said, those in the generation who are “going to have to invest in the stock market, need to understand everything that affects it, for them to be able to plan their financial goal, be it education, family planning or their retirement.”
Bragues addressed the issues covered in the book to the audience at length during the March 30 launch.
“He talks a lot on different aspects of democracy, politics and how they correlate together in his book,” said Ashely Tagala, event coordinator and faculty support officer in Academic Services. “Anyone can value learning more about the financial markets and how it works for their personal growth,” she further added.
“One of the courses that I was looking forward to take this year was money and marketing, this is a very good read for an interest in economics, marketing and politics,” said Daniel Bielak, a first-year student of Business at Guelph-Humber.
“A person can spend 20 to 30 years in learning, and Dr. Bragues has compressed his knowledge of all those years in a book,” said Bielak. “If you can read what he learnt through his experiences in a week or two, is a great inspiration.”
Dr. Bragues exhorted the student audience, saying, “Become more financially literate, know your money, it’s really important.”