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I cannot help but wonder if anyone on Wall Street or in the banking business has ever read the book or even studied market bubbles.

The book also covers a wide range of manias, spanning from ancient Rome to the Financizl 80’s. Mar 21, Jacob Williams added it. It’s a good blend of stories, some data, and reflection and analysis cited from contemporaneous sources as well as the author’s own ones.

Around mile 12 on the way up from the riverI found it extremely difficult to keep the same thought for more than 20 seconds. In fact, with U. Having first read “Devil Take” many years ago, but never having reviewed it, we were inspired by recent events in China to pull it down from the bookshelf and reexamine the chapter on Japan.


Download our Spring Fiction Sampler Now. There is no point in blaming the Regulating authorities. Please try again later. A History of Financial Speculation.

Speculation in the Gilded Age 7. Dec 27, Andy M rated it it was amazing Shelves: Now I am called a banker.

While Japan had its trade surpluses, America faced growing trade deficits. From Bretton Woods to Michael Milken 9.

Devil Take the Hindmost: A History of Financial Speculation

Written inseems like not too many people have read it before technology bubble or crash It’s unfortunate, lots of gems, but too rough.

Many books wpeculation referred to it.

Refresh and try again. Mar 02, Maximus rated it really liked it Shelves: Well worth a read for anyone interested in ta,e and history. Edward starts with the Tulip Mania of the s and provides many examples of financial speculation running up through the late financcial.

It originally applied to sentries, whose job it was to “look out” speculare for trouble. Galbraith had written perceptively about it decades ago in his book on ‘Money’.

From the Gilded Age to the Roaring Twenties, from the railway mania of nineteenth-century America to the crash offrom junk bonds and the Japanese bubble economy to day-traders of the Information Era, Devil Take the Hindost tells a fascinating story of human dreams and folly through the ages.

It reminds me of the time I tried to hike the Grand Canyon without eating. With that being said, this is a financial speculation history book. Holy moly this book has a lot of information.


As the scale of my operations increased, I was called a Speculator. One wonders if there could have been rough-hewn J.

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Here are brokers underwriting risks that included highway robbery and the “assurance of female hindmoet credit notes and lottery tickets circulating as money; wise and financizl investors from Alexander Pope and Benjamin Disraeli to Ivan Boesky and Hillary Rodham Clinton. Devil Take the Hindmost: I love the subject matter. Return to Book Page. We are experiencing technical difficulties. Nov 22, Alexandre Magno rated it it was amazing. Once I realized the poor writing style was too blame for my headaches after 20 minutes of reading, I started self-editing fiancial passages.

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Great book on financial speculations from the olden days through today.

But this can also make the material difficult to digest. He isn’t opposed to financial regulation, merely resigned to the fact that it will be an ongoing game of whack-a-mole.

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