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The world-renowned economist offers “dourly irreverent analyses of financial debacle from the tulip craze of the seventeenth century to the recent plague. This review of John Kenneth Galbraith’s book “A Short History of Financial Euphoria” documents history’s lessons for financial decision makers. A Short History of Financial Euphoria. John Kenneth Galbraith, Author Viking Books $16 (p) ISBN

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The only thing that helps is the understanding of the mass hysteria that creates them. When Breath Becomes Air.

A Short History of Financial Euphoria : John Kenneth Galbraith :

A Legacy of Spies. Truth is stranger than any fiction. Dec 02, Robert Karl rated it it was amazing. Galbraith’s financial view, but he seems Neo-Keynesian. A welcome reminder of brevity of financial memory and mass folly in finance.

Definitely worth picking up. Among his most famous works was his economics trilogy John Kenneth Galbraith was a Canadian-American economist. My accountant husband urged me to read it after I failed to read another book of Galbraith’s–The Great Crash, I believe it was. He argues that financial memory is exceedingly short, rarely lasting more than 20 years.

I don’t know everything about Mr. Donald Trump will also seem prescient — inMr. Dec 29, Marilyn Pocius rated it it was amazing. Would you like us to take another look at this review? Fourth, when a crash comes, the explanation tends to be located in handy scapegoats e.

Hope is an unbacked asset, and people finacial silly. The In the Canadian-born, Keynesian celebrity economist, serial author, academic enfant terrible and producer of timeless quotations – Ken Galbraith published his now classic The Great Crash of Especially fascinating to have read this against the backdrop of the dramatic rise and fall of rinancial.


If we’re looking for the source of the next financial catastrophe, then look no further than — the public endorsement of bullshit artists, partisanship, a growing national debt, frivolous tax cuts, frivolous tariffs, fiscal easing without end, and an abandonment of science.

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Wonder what this book would have said about the IT bubble And about the Great Recession This is a book to go to everytime prices or emotions become a little heady. He starts around the time of “Tulipomania” in the s and goes right up through the 20th century with examples of euphoric times and their inevitable disasterous endings.

Looking for beautiful books? Also, Galbraith is entirely right to castigate the quest for ‘the’ person to blame after the bust. Why don’t we ever learn? Rich Dad Poor Dad. Galbraith shares his characterization of episodes of speculation, then gives the account of a dozen such episodes, from Holland’s tulip mania to the crash of October No trivia or quizzes yet. In this primer, the renowned economist John Kenneth Galbraith reviews the major speculative joun of the last three centuries – from the 17th century tulip craze to the calamitous junk-bond follies of the s.

The writing is clear, concise and often caustic.

Galbraith was right to predict that 20 years was all it took to forget All economists I’ve read so far have sounded so, so annoyed? The Art of War. Timeless ode to human folly and the madness of crowds in financial markets.


A Short History of Financial Euphoria

His The Great Crash of is an excellent bit of descriptive writing and this short book is another riff on its themes. A particular asset tulips, homes, etc.

But then, on that terrible Nistory morning, realization was thought to have dawned. To Sell Is Human. Galbraith presents a number of factors underlying financial euphoria. At different points in his life he taught at both Harvard and Princeton, and wrote more than forty books on an array of economic topics.

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The world-renowned economist offers “dourly irreverent analyses of financial debacle from the tulip craze of the seventeenth century to the recent plague of junk bonds. The review must be at least 50 characters long. Table of contents The galbraiith episode; the common denominators; the classic cases I – the tulipomania, John Law and the Banque Royale; The classic cases II – the bubble; the American tradition; ; October redux; reprise.

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