Chancellor condenses more than three centuries of financial history into pages; in case you would rather watch paint dry than read that. 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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No amount of regulation will be able to stop Speculation. Unfortunately, I decided to read this book after such a recommendation.

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Author Chancellor, Edward, Edition 1st ed. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Separate different tags with a comma. Rdward to Book Page. Jan 27, Nicholas Stocks rated it really liked it.

This single location in New South Wales: Chancellor shows how we seem to be unable to stop or even recognize reckless speculation for what it is despite the clear pattern established by history: Overall a very interesting read. This book turned out to fit well into the history category – if you’re looking for advanced financial analysis you won’t find it here, although the author clearly knows what he’s talking tthe.

Devil Take the Hindmost

Maybe, during the time period sregulation or deregulation didn’t matter as much as greed Contents “This bubble world”: The book also covers a wide range of manias, spanning from ancient Rome to the Japanese 80’s. Mar 19, Michele rated it it was amazing.


One of the finest is Devil Take the Hindmost. Feb 29, Alex Hood rated it really liked it Shelves: From Bretton Woods to Michael Milken 9. We are experiencing technical difficulties. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Holy moly this book has a lot of information. Well worth a read for anyone interested in investing and history. Devil Take the Hindmost 1. Similarly, I found myself trying to get into what Chancellor was writing, only to find myself skimming as fast as I could 20 seconds later.

Feb 18, Matt rated it really liked it. Trivia About Devil Take the Hi Devil take the hindmost: No eBook available Amazon.

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

That markets are beneficial and usually clear, sure, but Chancellor, an ex-banker, gives many examples of ways in which irrationality, group madness, and outright manipulation undermine the price mechanism and lead to financial bubbles, often with disastrous consequences.

Devil Take the Hindmost (Summary)

There are some who will refuse to read this book after finding the first favorable quotation of Keynes, but they’re depriving themselves of some interesting history. Whether it’s “this time is different”, corrupt politicians, or the madness of the crowd, bubbles have been there and will continue to be.


The Origins of Financial Speculation 2. Edward Chancellor examines the edwwrd of speculation–from medieval Europe to the Tulip mania of the s to today’s Internet stock craze. Rea Chancellor explores bubbles from the Tulip to the Tech boom of the 90’s. Is your investment in that new Internet stock a sign of stock market savvy or an act of peculiarly American speculative folly?

For someone who doesn’t like reading fiction, this is the kind of book that still can provide a truly enjoyable read.

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Dall’indice dei nomi in ordine di tempo: Feb 11, Noah Goats rated it really liked it. Public Private login e. Then set up a personal list of libraries from your profile page by clicking on your user name at the top right of any screen.

The most clever part of the book is the introduction. Interesting and informative; I’d seen many of these situations alluded to in various investment books but this provides much more detail.