Extraordinary Popular Delusions And The Madness Of Crowds

Extraordinary Popular Delusions And The Madness Of Crowds

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by Charles Mackay
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1604594411

ISBN-13: 9781604594416

Pub. Date: 08/01/2008

Publisher: Wilder Publications

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

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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.

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ISBN-13:
9781604594416
Publisher:
Wilder Publications
Publication date:
08/01/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
440
Sales rank:
481,239
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.98(d)

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Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds (Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading) 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 38 reviews.
Ferguson More than 1 year ago
What an excellent read. I first became interested in this book when Sam Harris referenced it in his book, End of Faith. The book gives horrific descriptions of the inexplicable madness of people throughout the ages, and I enjoyed it very much.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
All to be repeated in our time. Witch hunts, fads and financial meltdowns.
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