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Extraordinary popular delusions and the madness of crowds, Charles Mackay

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Extraordinary popular delusions and the madness of crowds
Title
Extraordinary popular delusions and the madness of crowds
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Charles Mackay
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Language
eng
Summary
First published in 1841, Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds is often cited as the best book ever written about market psychology. This Harriman House edition includes Charles Mackay's account of the three infamous financial manias - John Law's Mississipi Scheme, the South Sea Bubble, and Tulipomania. Between the three of them, these historic episodes confirm that greed and fear have always been the driving forces of financial markets, and, furthermore, that being sensible and clever is no defence against the mesmeric allure of a popular craze with the wind behind it. In writing the history of the great financial manias, Charles Mackay proved himself a master chronicler of social as well as financial history. Blessed with a cast of characters that covered all the vices, gifted a passage of events which was inevitably heading for disaster, and with the benefit of hindsight, he produced a record that is at once a riveting thriller and absorbing historical document. A century and a half later, it is as vibrant and lurid as the day it was written. For modern-day investors, still reeling from the dotcom crash, the moral of the popular manias scarcely needs spelling out. When the next stock market bubble comes along, as it surely will, you are advised to recall the plight of some of the unfortunates on these pages, and avoid getting dragged under the wheels of the careering bandwagon yourself
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1814-1889
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Mackay, Charles
Dewey number
001.9/6
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illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Common fallacies
  • Impostors and imposture
  • Swindlers and swindling
  • Occultism
  • Delusions
  • Social psychology
  • Investments
  • Stock exchanges
Target audience
adult
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Extraordinary popular delusions and the madness of crowds, Charles Mackay
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Originally published: Memoirs of extraordinary popular delusions. London : Richard Bentley, 1841
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier.
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  • text
  • still image
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  • txt
  • sti
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  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xi, 115 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780857193179
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(paperback)
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780857193179
  • 17168876
Label
Extraordinary popular delusions and the madness of crowds, Charles Mackay
Publication
Manufacture
Note
Originally published: Memoirs of extraordinary popular delusions. London : Richard Bentley, 1841
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xi, 115 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780857193179
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780857193179
  • 17168876

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