The Great Crash 1929

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Of Galbraith's classic examination of the 1929 financial collapse, the Atlantic Monthly said:"Economic writings are seldom notable for their entertainment value, but this book is. Galbraith's prose has grace and wit, and he distills a good deal of sardonic fun from the whopping errors of the nation's oracles and the wondrous antics of the financial community." Now, with the stock market riding historic highs, the celebrated economist returns with new insights on the legacy of our past and the consequences of ...
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Of Galbraith's classic examination of the 1929 financial collapse, the Atlantic Monthly said:"Economic writings are seldom notable for their entertainment value, but this book is. Galbraith's prose has grace and wit, and he distills a good deal of sardonic fun from the whopping errors of the nation's oracles and the wondrous antics of the financial community." Now, with the stock market riding historic highs, the celebrated economist returns with new insights on the legacy of our past and the consequences of blind optimism and power plays within the financial community.

Widely and admiringly reviewed as a bestseller in 1955, John Galbraith's "skilled chronicle and analysis of the causes of that most memorable year in our economic history, 1929, " (St. Louis Post-Dispatch) put the past in perspective. Now with a new introduction, it has become even more timely in the aftermath of the 1987 stock market crash.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780395284209
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 9/19/1979
  • Edition number: 50

Meet the Author

John Kenneth Galbraith (1908-2006) was a critically acclaimed author and one of America's foremost economists. His most famous works include The Affluent Society, The Good Society, and The Great Crash. Galbraith was the receipient of the Order of Canada and the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award for Lifetime Achievement, and he was twice awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

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Table of Contents

Introduction
A Note on Sources
I "Vision and Boundless Hope and Optimism" 1
II Something Should Be Done? 24
III In Goldman, Sachs We Trust 43
IV The Twilight of Illusion 66
V The Crash 88
VI Things Become More Serious 108
VII Aftermath I 128
VIII Aftermath II 144
IX Cause and Consequence 168
Index 197
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    Lots of folks think Wall Street swindling and the looting of wor

    Lots of folks think Wall Street swindling and the looting of worker's pension funds was the invention of Mitt Romney and Bain Capital. This witty and enjoyable book shows that Wall Street has always been run by crooks, and working Americans have always been the gullible rubes who make it possible for a Romney to exist. Read this book, then hide your retirement funds under your mattress.

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    Great crash of 1929

    Excellent study of wall street crash reads even after three readings over rhe years nook edition

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