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Dice have no memory : Big bets and bad economics from Paris to the Pampas

Author: William Bonner
Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A look back at the modern financial markets through the eyes of Bill Bonner Since first publishing Hulbert's Financial Digest in 1979, Bill Bonner has taken an honest look at the challenges facing the U.S. economy. Ultimately, whether or not he was proven right or wrong, he always wrote with clarity and conviction. And, in doing so, he developed a following of 250,000 loyal readers. Dice Have No Memory:  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Bonner
ISBN: 9780470640043 0470640049
OCLC Number: 694080451
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xiii, 330 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Chapter 1. The incompetence of economists. Fight The Fed? The 17 year itch --
From funeral to funeral --
The whacky world of modern economists --
Disappearing on the Pampas --
Inevitable and disgraceful, but still unpredictable --
Gonoism! --
100 years of mismanagement --
Baltimore, Maryland --
Three out of four economists are wrong --
The Patsy Revolt of 2010 --
Junk Science. Chapter 2. The maestro's last helipad: the conspiracy of Greenspan and Bernanke. Greenspan's put Is shot --
God, nan, and Alan Greenspan --
Houses without moats --
Can do money --
The world he lives in --
Poor house II: the miracle of no-sweat equity ... --
Take it away, maestro --
Incredible threat --
Plumbers crack. Chapter 3. No clairvoyants need apply. More perfect unions --
Bad bets --
Misleading knowledge, part I --
Little big bubbles --
The best kind of wealth --
Our new trade of the decade! --
The great correction ... still pending. Chapter 4. War and waste. All quiet on the western front --
In praise of group thinking --
The dark years --
Tsar of Arabie --
Pearl Harbor --
Too big to succeed --
Imperial over-stretch marks --
The stain of democracy --
The good war. Chapter 5. Borrowing against the American dream. Honor insolvency --
Playing the game --
Even more unexplanatory --
Land of the free --
Fantasies --
Lost in space --
Hoorah for capitalism! --
Ready for the shovels --
Aughts ruined by Wall Street --
U.S. economy in a self-made vise --
Why debt does matter. Chapter 6. The zombie state: when goverment fails. Wealth, poverty, and blithering idiots --
Said the joker to the thief --
In Gono we trust --
Welcome to Zombieland --
--
When zombies attack --
Central planning and the parasites it creates --
Government growth does not equal economic growth --
The zombie economy --
Zombieland --
Economic zombies shuffle toward bankruptcy --
Tony Hayward before Congress: no sympathy for the oil man. Chapter 7. Back it with bullion. The Dow in gold terms ... where to from here ... --
Under the big top, part deux --
The revenge of gold. --
A goldbug's life --
Faith in faith --
Gold says "I told you so" --
A look forward at the final stage of the gold bull market. Chapter 8. The gaucho's guide to investing In Argentina. Earth's bright side --
The Gauchos Union --
Hot water --
Sowing the wind, we reap the whirlwind --
The happiest day in a man's life. Chapter 9. The expatriate's experiment abroad. The accidental investor --
Planting trees --
The Episcopalian's guide to airport security --
Reformation --
All Saints' Day --
The money pit --
Exiles eternal. Chapter 10. The one appointment we must all keep. --
Momento mori --
Thom Hickling, R.I.P. --
Requiem for an economist --
Frank Laarman, R.I.P. --
Remembrance of Fanny --
Life goes on.
Responsibility: William Bonner.

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