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Devil take the hindmost : a history of financial speculation

Author: Edward Chancellor
Publisher: New York : Plume, 2000. ©1999
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Examines stock market speculation since the seventeenth century, discussing the range of motivations of investors and the effects on economies throughout history.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edward Chancellor
ISBN: 0452281806 9780452281806
OCLC Number: 44448859
Description: xiv, 386 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: "This bubble world": the origins of financial speculation --
Stockjobbing in 'Change Alley: the projecting age of the 1690s --
"The never-to-be-forgot or forgiven South-Sea Scheme" --
Fool's gold: the emerging markets of the 1820s --
"A ready communication": the railway mania of 1845 --
"Befooled, bewitched and bedeviled": speculation in the gilded age --
The end of a new era: the crash of 1929 and its aftermath --
Cowboy capitalism: from Bretton Woods to Michael Milken --
Kamikaze capitalism: the Japanese bubble economy of the 1980s.
Responsibility: Edward Chancellor.

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Examines stock market speculation since the seventeenth century, discussing the range of motivations of investors and the effects on economies throughout history.

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