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Extraordinary Popular Delusions

Selections from Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds

Charles MacKay

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,...
Publish Date
2017
February 16
First Published in 1841
Goodreads rating
3.87
ISBN
9781420961010
Recommendations
2
Recommendations
Jan 10, 2021
Every few years there is occasion to get this book out      source
Jan 31, 2021
@mims There’s a really great book called “Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds” from the late 1800s that goes into a bunch of case studies. Tulip mania but also witch hunts. Human psychology remains the same, the speed and scale have changed.      source