The book under review presents a valuable, timely and gripping analysis by Gerald F. Davis. The author purports that finance has shaped the transition from industrial to post-industrial society in the United States [U.S.] over the past three decades. He claims that the U.S. society that orbited around large corporations is increasingly shaped today by financial markets. Due to a Copernican revolution, finance became the new American religion with many adherents willing to accept it on faith. The author quotes Shakespeare who wrote: â€œall the worldâ€™s a stage, and all the men and women merely players.â€ He explains that the world today seems like a stock market, and all people are merely day traders, buying and selling various species of â€œcapitalâ€ and hoping for the big score (p. vii). Davisâ€™s book should be required reading for anyone, whether academic, practitioner, or policy maker, who needs to think critically about finance which, rather than a mechanistic set of transactions, is presented in the book as a social phenomenon that is invading our lives.