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. Edward Chancellor examines the nature of speculation–from medieval Rodham Clinton, Devil Take the Hindmost is part history, part social science, and . Devil Take the Hindmost by Edward Chancellor, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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Devil Take the Hindmost

Farrar, Straus and Giroux. This edwadr, therefore, a relatively straightforward history, but it’s an entertaining one, filling in details that I’d not previously been aware of. The Railway Mania of 6.

One of the finest is Devil Take the Hindmost. Oct 13, Allen rated it really liked it. Found at these bookshops Searching – please wait May not be open to the public ; There is no point in blaming the Regulating authorities.

Once I realized the poor writing style was too blame efward my headaches after 20 minutes of reading, I started self-editing the passages. Jul 04, Ryan rated tae it was amazing.


Review: Devil Take the Hindmost by Edward Chancellor

Jun 01, Pages. Jan 25, Aharon rated it liked it. Mar 02, Maximus rated it really liked it Shelves: There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

The author is exceptionally clear and concise in his explanation of sometimes difficult to understand transactions and economic concepts. This book details various financial disasters brought about by the human propensity to think “This time it’s different!

Devil Take the Hindmost : A History of Financial Speculation

That markets are beneficial and usually clear, sure, but Chancellor, an ex-banker, gives many examples of ways in which irrationality, chanecllor madness, and outright mani It is difficult for me to imagine someone reading this book and remaining a true believer in the “efficient market hypothesis” the notion that the price of a security at any given time reflects all the available information and only responds to new information rather than the “mood” of the market or manipulations of speculators.

Dec 27, Andy M rated it it was amazing Shelves: He seems to view financial speculation as a necessary evil that regulation can do little to stop. Looking for Chancellorr Great Reads? Lists What are lists? The story repeats in history following the same pattern. These online bookshops told us they have this item: Although many volumes have already appeared on both financial speculation in general and individual historic events in particular, even well-informed readers will find new material and interpretation here.


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On top of that, he name Very poorly written and designed book. He isn’t opposed to financial regulation, merely resigned to the fact that it will be an ongoing game of whack-a-mole. For someone who doesn’t like reading fiction, this is the kind of book that still can provide a truly enjoyable read. Is your investment in that new Internet stock a sign of stock market savvy or an act of peculiarly American speculative folly?

In the early s he worked for the investment bank Lazard Brothers. Yet there are more kinds of bubbles than merely the pumping and dumping of common stock.

Chancellor is exclusively focused on private markets, usually stock markets, and apart from the chapter on Japan Western markets, mostly in the US and the Hidmost. Or the speculative mania takes an unexpected new form. I enjoyed this book.