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    • Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds and Confusion

    • By: Joseph de la Vega, Charles Mackay, Martin S. Fridon
    • Narrated by: Victor Bevine
    • Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Charles Mackay covers many types of delusions, among them financial manias like the South Sea Company bubble of 1711-1720, the Mississippi Company bubble of 1719-1720, and the Dutch tulip mania of the early 17th century. According to Mackay, during this bubble, speculators from all walks of life bought and sold tulip bulbs and even futures contracts on them.

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    • plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose

    • By Darwin8u on 02-13-18

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