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Extraordinary Popular Delusions and The Madness of Crowds, Volume 1 (Extraordinary Popular Delusions and The Madness of Crowds #1)

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The object of the author in the following pages has been to collect the most remarkable instances of those moral epidemics which have been excited, and to show how easily the masses have been led astray. Contents: the Mississippi scheme, the south-sea bubble, the tulipomania, the alchemists, modern prophecies, fortunetelling, the magnetizers, influence of politics and reli ...more
Paperback, 744 pages
Published January 22nd 2003 by Kessinger Publishing (first published 1841)
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Buku ini terbahagi kepada 3 Jilid dari Extraordinary Popular Delusions & the Madness of Crowds dan ini merupakan reviu bagi yang pertama.
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An interesting book that is made of many distinct segments. I wish he'd drawn a few general conclusions from the examples (what does it take to set a popular delusion off, and what sustains it?). But the particular examples were mostly of interest in their own right--though I'll admit I got bogged down once during the Crusades, and then again in the Witch Hunt.
Tom Schulte
May 06, 2016 Tom Schulte rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Volume I of Charles Mackay's epic work of pop psychology from the early 19th Century features most saliently economic bubbles and financial manias such as the South Sea Company bubble of 1711–1720, the Mississippi Company bubble of 1719–1720, and (famously) the Dutch tulip mania of the early seventeenth century. According to Mackay, during this bubble, speculators from all walks of life bought and sold tulip bulbs and even futures contracts on them. Allegedly, some tulip bulb varieties briefly b ...more
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