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Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds [Complete Version Includes All Three Volumes, Illustrated and active TOC]
     

Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds [Complete Version Includes All Three Volumes, Illustrated and active TOC]

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by Charles Mackay
 

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The book chronicles its subjects in three parts: "National Delusions", "Peculiar Follies", and "Philosophical Delusions". Despite its journalistic and rather sensational style, the book has gathered a body of academic support as a work of considerable importance in the history of social psychology and psychopathology.

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The book chronicles its subjects in three parts: "National Delusions", "Peculiar Follies", and "Philosophical Delusions". Despite its journalistic and rather sensational style, the book has gathered a body of academic support as a work of considerable importance in the history of social psychology and psychopathology.

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BN ID:
2940015889178
Publisher:
Unforgotten Classics
Publication date:
10/27/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
1,167,208
File size:
5 MB

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Extraordinary Popular Delusions And The Madness Of Crowds 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Buchepalus More than 1 year ago
This short version of Charles MacKay's book, Estraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds, which was first publilshed in 1841, should be on the reading list for anyone looking to make a fast buck, in the stock market or elsewhere. Change the names, places and time frame, and you would swear that it was just written. Amazing!! Popular delusions affect many investors - just ask Madoff, and other swindlers. The urge to "get rich quick" is mostly delussional. Once in ten thousand investments does one "hit the jackpot". The "Hula-hoop" back in the 50's is a classical example of hitting it big. President Obama should take the time to read this, but then again, he may not be invested in the market, or anywhere else. Americans are easily swayed by the "Rainmaker". This book, if read and compared to today's current affairs in the United States, and around the world, will reveal that human beings are gullable, as well as greedy, otherwise, they would be more cautious with whom they place their trust with their hard earned funds.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago