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Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds

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Author: Charles Mackay

Publisher: Harriman House

Year Printed: 2003

Edition: First

Printing: Third

Condition: Good

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Pages: 114

Height: 7.5 inches

Width: 4.75 inches

Notes: 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. The subjects of Mackay's debunking include alchemy, beards (influence of politics and religion on), witch-hunts, crusades and duels. Present day writers on economics, such as Andrew Tobias, laud the three chapters on economic bubbles.

See article published by IFA: Charles Mackay's Extraordinary Popular Delusions: Some Second Thoughts


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