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Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds (Illustrated)

Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds (Illustrated) [Kindle Edition]

Charles Mackay
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"This classic and still relevant study contains important messages that apply to investor's behavior today."

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The frequently quoted classic exposition of the madness and folly of "popular opinion". Extensive discussion about history's most infamous speculative investment bubbles - the Tulipmania, the South Sea Bubble, and more. Additional coverage and debunking of delusions including alchemy, witch-hunts, The Crusades and duels. Present day writers on economics, such as Andrew Tobias, laud the chapters on economic bubbles.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1454 KB
  • Print Length: 114 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0486432238
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S. r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B003I84MBO
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #87,674 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3.0 out of 5 stars Nice formatting but no illustrations. 10 Nov 2010
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You may as well go to Project Gutenberg and download the full text as a .mobi for free, the formatting of that is almost as good as this, and there are no illustrations in either edition.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Not the easiest read but intereseting 15 Sep 2013
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This book chronicles some the silliest things that men have done as result of faith in religion and superstition, most of it quite interesting because it is so ridiculous. While most of the information is interesting the writing style sometimes gets tedious and I found it a bit of a slog at times.
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4.0 out of 5 stars It has all happened before. 13 July 2013
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It looks as though we do not learn from history,and do repeat it.
An entertaining book illustrating the "herd mentality",which produces historical "bubbles"and the like.
Plenty to interest anyone with an interest in general history.
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Most history book focus on the key people of the time, but this book covers the acts and thoughts of the general population, a perspective I've never come across before, and I found this brought the periods alive in a fascinating way.
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4.0 out of 5 stars well worth a look 11 Jun 2013
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published in 1841 this book covers a range of delusions that had become fashionable against all reason or common sense. There is for instance The South Sea Bubble-end of the world prophets and things like belief in relics and sections on poisoners and haunted houses and much much more. If you like to pick up a book and open it at random and read a few pages for a bit of entertainment then this is for you. The latter part of the book is concerned with the search for turning base metal into gold. Although at this point it becomes rather more detailed in its subject it is still a good read. The language and idiom is surprisingly modern and easy to read.Finally who could resist a book that t tells you on the title page of volume one, that it is published by Richard Bentley - Publisher in Ordinary To Her Majesty!!!! Recommended.
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Men, it has been well said, think in herds; it will be seen that they go mad in herds, while they only recover their senses slowly, and one by one. &quote;
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confidence, like mistrust, could be increased, almost ad infinitum, and that hope was as extravagant as fear. &quote;
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Money, again, has often been a cause of the delusion of multitudes. Sober nations have all at once become desperate gamblers, and risked almost their existence upon the turn of a piece of paper. &quote;
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