A Short History of Financial Euphoria

A Short History of Financial Euphoria


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The world-renowned economist offers "dourly irreverent analyses of financial debacle from the tulip craze of the seventeenth century to the recent plague of junk bonds."—The Atlantic.

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ISBN-13: 9780140238563
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 07/01/1994
Series: Whittle Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 441,543
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.75(h) x 0.33(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

John Kenneth Galbraith was born in 1908 in Ontario, Canada. He earned a PhD at the University of California in 1934 and later took a fellowship at Cambridge, where he first encountered Keynesian economics. At different points in his life he taught at both Harvard and Princeton, and wrote more than forty books on an array of economic topics. During World War II he served as deputy head of the Office of Price Administration, charged with preventing inflation from crippling the war efforts, and also served as the US Ambassador to India during the Kennedy administration. He passed away in 2006.

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A Short History of Financial Euphoria 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
jusi on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
humanity's perdition: not learning lessons for long enough
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RolfDobelli More than 1 year ago
John Kenneth Galbraith's short, literary book on financial speculation and the inevitability of subsequent economic catastrophe contends that devastating financial collapse is built into the free-enterprise system - an idea as intriguing today as it was when this book debuted in the mid-1990s. The late famous economist ended this treatise with a chilling question: "When will come the next great speculative episode and in what venue will it recur?" Everyone now knows the answer to that question all too well. Alarmingly, according to Galbraith, the travails that capitalist economies are now grimly experiencing will recur over and over. getAbstract suggests that anyone who wants to understand the kinks in the system - and human nature - that will continue to lead to hugely devastating, economic train wrecks should read Galbraith's book.
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