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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Chancellor opens his financial adventure story with a rational and articulate description of speculation, then along the way introduces ever-more- convoluted investment strategies and practices, accompanied by articulate descriptions of terms. In fact, I’ve listened to multiple Grant William’s podcasts where he has described episodes from the book e. Speculation, as presented here, is more akin to a force of nature than, as seen in most other books on the topic, a phenomenon of greed that should be limited or prevented.

The arguments in the book are only bolstered by the fact that it was written in and he mentions credit default swaps and mortgage-backed securities as the possible instruments of a future bubble and crisis. None of your libraries hold this item.

Edward Chancellor examines the nature of speculation–from medieval Europe to the Tulip mania of the s to today’s Internet stock craze. Overall, the content is really, really in-depth. There are voluminous footnotes which distract the reader.


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While there’s always a plethora of writings on current events and the latest thing, very few stand the test of time, and so I like reading from an historic perspective. Devil Take the Hindmost 1. By mile 13, I was shaking slightly and decided it was time to eat a granola bar. Lists with This Book.

Speculation in the Gilded Age 7. We are a species of gamblers, and speculating in the stock market allows us to gamble while fooling ourselves into thinking that we are contributing something to the economy.

May 07, George Jankovic rated it it was amazing.

The story repeats in history following the same pattern. The first significant bubble described is, of course, the notorious tulip speculation in Holland, but Chancellor is more thorough than any previous history I’ve read.

Written inseems like not too many people have read it before technology bubble or crash Knew about this but was astonished by the scale and mass of those manipulations! What makes this book so good is the wa I picked up this book because I’m interested in chwncellor that concerns investing and speculation.

Holy moly this book has a lot of information.

Instead, we have to just learn to overcome our twin traits of Greed and ‘follow the leader’ mentality. Account Options Sign in. The author largely succeeds in being fair to the variety of interpretations given to speculation, including opposing calls for looser and stricter controls.


Edward Chancellor examines the edcard of speculation–from medieval Europe to the Tulip mania of the s to today’s Internet stock craze. Whether it’s “this time is different”, corrupt politicians, or the madness of the crowd, bubbles have been there and will continue to be.

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Mar 02, Maximus rated it really liked it Shelves: A scheming small group of investors starts a bubble, and later less knowledgable investors are lured in after them. Oct 08, Alex rated it liked it. Chancellor tye bubbles from the Tulip to the Tech boom of the 90’s. With that being said, this is a financial speculation history book.

Devil Take the Hindmost

I read this book after listening to an episode of Jesse Hkndmost podcast where he interviewed Grant Williams. LitFlash The eBooks you want at the lowest prices.

Refresh and try again. Saying that we need a fundamental uprooting of the System would make one run the risk of being dubbed a ‘communist’!

So, Speculation is here to stay and we better learn to jindmost with it. Edward Chancellor examines the nature of speculation–from medieval Europe to Media reporter, reviewer, producer, guest booker, blogger.

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