Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds

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Barnes & Noble, 2002 - Common fallacies - 724 pages
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Whenever struck by campaigns, fads, cults and fashions, the reader may take some comfort that Charles Mackay can demonstrate historical parallels for almost every neurosis of our times. The South Sea Bubble, Witch Mania, Alchemy, the Crusades, Fortune-telling, Haunted Houses, and even 'Tulipomania' are only some of the subjects covered in this book, which is given a contemporary perspective through Professor Norman Stone's lively new Introduction.

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User Review  - RussellBittner - LibraryThing

“This is the most important book ever written about crowd psychology and, by extension, about financial markets. A serious student of the markets and even anyone interested in the extremes of human ... Read full review

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User Review  - Ben Sutter - Goodreads

This book is really just a collection of notes and stories with varying levels of substantiation. Like most, I was first drawn this book because of its classic first three chapters on market ... Read full review

Contents

John Law his birth and youthful careerDuel between Law
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THE SOUTHSEA BUBBLE
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Lonrad GesnerTulips brought from Vienna to EnglandRage
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