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Extraordinary Popular Delusions and Madness of Crowds - 08 edition

Extraordinary Popular Delusions and Madness of Crowds (ISBN10: 1604594411; ISBN13: 9781604594416)
ISBN13: 978-1604594416
ISBN10: 1604594411

Summary: Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds is a history of popular folly by Charles Mackay. The book chronicles its targets in three parts: "National Delusions," "Peculiar Follies," and "Philosophical Delusions." Learn why intelligent people do amazingly stupid things when caught up in speculative edevorse. The subjects of Mackay's debunking include alchemy, beards (influence of politics and religion on), witch-hunts, crus
ades and duels. Present day writers on economics, such as Andrew Tobias, laud the three chapters on economic bubbles.
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Summary: Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds is a history of popular folly by Charles Mackay. The book chronicles its targets in three parts: "National Delusions," "Peculiar Follies," and "Philosophical Delusions." Learn why intelligent people do amazingly stupid things when caught up in speculative edevorse. The subjects of Mackay's debunking include alchemy, beards (influence of politics and religion on), witch-hunts, crusades and duels. Present day writers on economics, such as Andrew Tobias, laud the three chapters on economic bubbles. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 08
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Wilder Publications, Llc.
Published: 08/01/2008
International: No



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