Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds

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Templeton Foundation Press, 2000 - History - 724 pages
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This work studies the psychology of crowds and mass mania throughout history, including accounts of classic scams, grand-scale madness and deceptions. Some of these include the Mississippi scheme that swept France in 1720 and the South Sea Bubble that ruined thousands in England at the same time.

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Review: Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds

User Review  - Ben Sutter - Goodreads

This book is really just a collection of notes and stories with varying levels of substantiation. Like most, I was first drawn this book because of its classic first three chapters on market ... Read full review

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User Review  - Al Maki - Goodreads

Today, July 29, 2014, Amazon has a market capitalization of $147,380,000,000 and a price/earnings ratio of 569. That is, people have one hundred forty seven billion dollars invested in Amazon and at ... Read full review

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Templeton is chairman of the Templeton Foundations and president of the First Trust Bank, Nassau, Bahamas.

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