Extraordinary Popular Delusions
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Extraordinary Popular Delusions

ISBN 13:  9780486432236

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Author:  Charles Mackay
Format:  Paperback
No. of Pages:  112
Brand:  Dover Publications

Originally published in England in 1841, this compelling study offers a remarkable survey of human folly. The first of the financial scandals discussed, The Mississippi Scheme, concerns a disasterous eighteenth-century plan for the commercial exploitation of the Mississippi valley. During the same era, thousands of English investors were ruined by the South-Sea Bubble, a stock exchange based on British trade with the islands of the South Seas and South America. The third and final incident covered by this volume involves Holland's seventeenth-century Tulipomania, during which people went into debt in order to collect tulip bulbs, until a sudden depreciation in their value rendered them worthless--except as flowers. These historic events, fired by greed and fed by naivete, remain ever-relevant and continue to enthrall modern readers. Unabridged republication of Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions as published by Richard Bentley, London, 1841.

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ISBN 13: 9780486432236

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