Devil Take the Hindmost: A History of Financial Speculation. Edward Chancellor. Read March-April This is a history of speculatory bubbles over the past. Is your investment in that new Internet stock a sign of stock market savvy or an act of peculiarly American speculative folly? How has the. In “Devil Take the Hindmost: A History of Financial Speculation” by Edward Chancellor, Chancellor provides such a framework and more.

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This book will not give you a history lesson about speculation that you can use in your chancello pursuits or as a basis for an intelligent conversation with friends or colleagues. Galbraith had written perceptively about it decades ago in his book on ‘Money’. Non-financial types like myself rejoice! Was predicting the collapse of China. Eight Centuries of Financial Folly.

Please try again later. Such as on page There is a ton of history about the stock markets going back to Tulip Mania in the 17th century.

Devil Take the Hindmost: A History of Financial Speculation

Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. The Railway Mania of 6. This is a history of speculatory bubbles over the past four hundred years, mostly covering Western nations. The bubble stories remain interesting as he dishes on the ship of fools that fuel and participate in each.

Please provide an email address. The small original group eventually sells out, leaving the ignorant and over-optimistic latecomers holding an investment now worth far less than the price that they paid for it. Still, people throw their money, or better yet, borrow someone else’s money to throw at every bubble that comes along.


While Japan had its trade surpluses, America faced growing trade deficits. Many books have referred to it. Great mix on history of financial markets, psychology of speculation and biggest bubbles of all times. Many books have referred to it.

And we know what came soon after for the Land of the Rising Sun – a toppling weight of speculative mania collapse, coupled with a truly spectacular misallocation of resources and the dead weight of “zombie banks,” that hobbled Japan’s economy for decades running. If they act after the crash, they will be blamed for ‘sleeping on their jobs’ and not takr sufficiently in time. Jan 25, Aharon rated it liked it. Showing of reviews. Written inseems like not too many people have read it before technology bubble or crash Customers who viewed this item also viewed.

He isn’t opposed to financial regulation, merely resigned to the fact that it will be an ongoing game of whack-a-mole. A pompous fellow, who like to hear himself talk. Tame a customer review. The author links the madness of financial speculation to Bakhtin’s notion of the carnivalesque, pointing out that in the middle ages, it was during fairs and carnivals that laws barring financial speculation were suspended.

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One of the finest is Devil Takke the Hindmost. Check copyright status Cite this Title Devil take the hindmost: I also appreciated his attention to detail. Nov 22, Alexandre Magno hinvmost it it was amazing. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

What makes this book so good is the wa I picked up this book because I’m interested in everything that concerns investing and speculation.

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It’s a good blend of stories, some data, and reflection and analysis cited from contemporaneous sources as cancellor as the author’s own ones.