Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds

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FormatPaperback
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Open LibraryOL8012645M
ISBN 100760712662
ISBN 109780760712665
OCLC/WorldCa49231769

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Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds is a history of popular folly by Charles Mackay. The book chronicles its targets in three parts: "National Delusions," "Peculiar Follies," and "Philosophical Delusions." Learn why intelligent people do amazingly stupid things when caught up in speculative edevorse/5().

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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.

vol i. -- national delusions the mississippi scheme the south sea bubble the tulipomania. relics. modern prophecies. popular admiration for great thieves. influence of politics and religion on the hair and beard.

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