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Money mania : booms, panics, and busts from Ancient Rome to the Great Meltdown

Author: Bob Swarup
Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury Press, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : First U.S. editionView all editions and formats
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bob Swarup
ISBN: 9781608198412 1608198413
OCLC Number: 862149157
Description: 310 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: I. Déjà vu all over again --
Of men, money, and mania --
Deconstructing the Gruffalo: a Roman parable --
All things being unequal: redefining economics --
Ego and Euphoria: a Japanese interlude --
II. Man: the furnace within --
The road to Newnham: the bounds of rationality --
The Temple of Janus: time, memory, and uncertainty --
The greater fools: a personal interlude --
The madding crowd: crowds, confirmation, and confidence --
III. Money: the catalyst without --
Man, meet money: the bank run --
Life after debt: credit and currency --
All that glitters: tulipmania --
IV. Complexity: the alchemy of crisis --
A universal truth: an aside on paradigms --
Birds of a feather: the ecology of capitalism --
A tragedy of small decisions: the great depression --
V. Lifting the veil --
Greeks bearing gifts: a tragicomedy --
Alpha and Omega: two millennia of crises --
In the land of the blind: searching for answers.
Responsibility: Bob Swarup.
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