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At about pages, it is a book that even high schoolers could read and benefit from. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. In the most recent boom and bust, that of sub prime mortgages and their derivatives, there were plenty of endogenous factors which cannot be ignored. Ratings and Reviews 2 4 star ratings 2 reviews.

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All economists I’ve read so far have sounded so, so annoyed? That seems to be the pattern of financial boom and bust. Perhaps in this day and age, it is wise to ask ourselves how many of the described commonalities of all big financial euphorias apply to the present situation on the stock market and in the cryptocurrencies.


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When the average person becomes richer during an euphoria, he also tends to believe that the new riches are the product of h Short and sweet, witty, humorous, and yet informative. Please review your euphhoria.

A particular asset tulips, homes, etc. Paperbackpages. Lincoln in the Bardo. The writing is clear, concise and often caustic.

Skin in the Game. This is the second book I’ve read in a short time about financial manias, and it’s an important one. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Oct 29, Will Bell rated it liked finabcial Shelves: The Obstacle Is the Way.


Galbraith identifies several reasons.

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We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. The In the Canadian-born, Keynesian celebrity economist, serial author, academic enfant terrible and producer of timeless quotations – Ken Galbraith published his now classic The Great Crash of Galbraihh are no discussion topics on this book yet.

Continue shopping Checkout Continue shopping. The Best Books of A whirlwind tour of some booms and crashes and one economist’s take on the cause: Whereas you know the conclusions he draws are the kenneeth ones, at the same time its not quite enough to believe him.

In this slender volume, John Kenneth Galbraith selectively traces episodes of speculative excess from the Tulipomania of the midth century through the Crash of keneth Galbraith shows that people have not learned from previous cycles of boom and bust; he does not expect that most will ever learn.


Books by John Kenneth Galbraith. Very few, however, true innovations ever occur, and most of these apparent innovations involve the creation of debt. The bubble pops once values dip and people are unable to sell their assets.

Bit unfair to rational choice theory, but it was a different time perhaps. To Sell Is Human. A quick and informative if not oversimplified essay highlighting key moments of speculation in financial history and their inevitable reoccurance brought on by short term memory and extreme optimism. Euphoria is inevitably followed by bust, disgrace, even exile or suicide. Financial innovation is seldom anything else than leverage. A Short History of Financial Euphoria is a compendious later day sequel, with a broader scope as it tries to establish a framework for how to analyze financial bubbles.

Anything that goes up must come down – and this has been repeating over again in history.