Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds [Pdf/E–book]


  • Paperback
  • 144
  • Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds
  • Charles Mackay
  • English
  • 11 October 2019
  • 9780141192925

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    Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds [Pdf/E–book] Extraordinary Popular Delusions and Madness of the CrowdsBy Charles Mackay 1814 1889Charles Mackay was a Scottish poet journalist author anthologist novelist and songwriter remembered mainly for his book 'Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds' The themes of the madness of the crowds are mostly situated in the eighteenth to the nineteenth century The Mississippi scheme Louis XIV died in 1715 The heir to the throne is an

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    Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds [Pdf/E–book] In the weeks before the election as the financial crisis spun ever farther out of control and the pundits' shrieks grew ever shrill I browsed through Popular Delusions and found solace Charles Mackay's extraordinary survey of the various manifestations of mass hysteria throughout history cannot help but offer perspective He reminds us that

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    Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds [Pdf/E–book] It's been too long since I've read this but there's a reason it's been in print since 1841 Among other things it has a classic account of the Dutch tulip mania one of the first but far from the last market bubbles and still instructiveAnd I see it is now available through Project Gutenberg and for free for one's Kindle so will be my next stop tonightTa L

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    Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds [Pdf/E–book] Mark Twain once famously characterized a classic as a book that everyone praises and nobody reads and while there are plenty of classics that absolutely hold up The Iliad Moby Dick hell most anything by Twain himself there are plenty of others that disappoint I waited years to finally read Don uixote first book only only to find that it was pretty boring Figured the movie M starring Peter Lorre was can't miss It missed Gave up on

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    Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds [Pdf/E–book] I am a little disappointed after reading Charles Mackay’s book Extraordinary Popular Delusions and The Madness of Crowds for the title promised to me at least so much I was sure to find an extensive psychological study on the subject of crowds’ psychology but what I found is only a true pretty impressive collection of many follies crowds had been prey of over time accompanied by some candid comments from a bewildered author usually i

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    Free download ì eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ë Charles Mackay Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds [Pdf/E–book] Charles Mackay ë 7 characters I was surprised and somewhat pleased to see that some business book publishers help keep this amusing work in print The most memorable portions of it are about financial scams panics and fads all crazy

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    Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds [Pdf/E–book] I guess the low rating is my fault this book is written in a very victorian styles and it feels like a reference book than one that you actually opens to read it from beginning to end Anyway lost interest after the 78th description of some renaissance alchemist

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Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds

characters Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds ✓ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Free download ì eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ë Charles Mackay Charles Mackay ë 7 characters Ly shows that we are always susceptible to hysteria and bamboozlementGREAT IDEAS Throughout history some books have changed the world They have transformed the way we see ourselves and each other They have inspired debate dissent war and revolutio. This book is uite a riveting book The name of the book describes exactly what you might expect it to contain Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds provides a list of history s ridiculous schemes fantasies prophesies witchcraft faith healers and The author then debunks the delusions by citing the proof that was published at the time of the delusion I will list a few a few of the stories I liked best The first chapter teaches us about a Scottish character named John Law Mr Law canvassed European leaders to accept an economic plan to use paper currency as opposed to the metal coinage used at the time It took him a while but he finally found sympathetic ears in France who was experiencing at the time a chaotic economy Law instituted his scheme and it worked like a charm The economy recovered mostly because the King allowed Law to control it Law kept the currency steady and that revived the French economy Afterwards he became well respected financierWith this respect behind him he unlaunched a devious grand plan He sold paper certificates that proved ownership of a section of the Mississippi River which was under French control in the 17th Century He previously told the public that the banks of the river contained diamonds gold and other precious metals These paper certificates became so popular that a buying frenzy occurred with people bidding higher and higher to own one Unfortunately the truth hit France and the certificates became worthless causing many to go bankrupt With this event Mr Law floundered to just a footnote in historyAnother fascinating tale is the work of the 17th and 18th alchemists The alchemists told of how they discovered the philosopher s stone which gave them the ability to turn base metals into gold Many alchemists used this trick to swindle wealthy ignorant citizens and leaders of much of Europe into funding their alchemist trade in hopes of receiving gold in return One trick of the alchemist was revealed in this book In order to gain the confidence of the alchemist s patrons the alchemist would have a wand The Alchemist filled the wand with gold dust and capped it with wax ends Then he placed the wand into a fire the wax end melt and presto gold dust appeared The amazed patrician would respond with a commitment to the alchemist In all cases cited in the book eventually the alchemist would be exposed of his chicanery and often forced to spree A third one I found fascinating is the story of the Rosicrucian s Again in the 17th Century a band with certain inhumanly characteristics created a sensation in Germany They decried that God covered them in a thick cloud which protected them and they possessed the power to cure all maladies They also possessed all wisdom and never needed to eat or drink They had six rules of conduct 1 They should cure all diseases they come across gratuitously 2 They should dress in conformity to the country to which they were residing3 They should meet once a year4 That every brother should chose a person worthy to succeed him5 The words Rose cross should be the marks used to identify each other6 Their secret should be kept for 26 yearsThey believed that they obtained these rules from a golden book found in the tomb of their creator named Rosencreutz Interesting enough the Rosicrucian group still exists However there is an annual 150 membership feePopular haunted houses of the 17 and 18th centuries which caused fear among the masses are discussed and explained The European witch scare is detailed as well Would you believe the Crusades were ignited by one person who went by the name of Peter the Hermit Peter the Hermit stirred the passions of European Christianity into a war that some historians say lasted 700 yearsExtraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds is an extraordinary tale of some of history s most intriguing multitude arousals

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In the weeks before the election as the financial crisis spun ever farther out of control and the pundits shrieks grew ever shrill I browsed through Popular Delusions and found solace Charles Mackay s extraordinary survey of the various manifestations of mass hysteria throughout history cannot help but offer perspective He reminds us that no matter how batshit crazy a particular fad might seem it s already been done by our ancestors There is truly nothing new under the sun the catalog of human daftness though entertainingly long and varied is nonetheless finiteIt s all here in Mackay s book laid out with a kind of detached amusement that leaves no doubt as to where the author stands Market craziness got you down It may cheer you up to read about the Mississippi scheme that wrought such havoc on the French treasury in the 18th century while the South Sea Bubble engulfed the English or to refresh your memory on Holland s infamous Tulipomanic excesses Three of the longer sections of the book are devoted to alchemy the crusades and witch hunting By the accumulation of examples and anecdotes across the geographical and historical spectrum ie from different times and places Mackay demonstrates that human folly remains a constant down the ages He doesn t beat us over the head with this message he simply assembles the data with no overt analysis and leaves us to draw the inevitable conclusion Most of your favorite targets are discussed in the book eschatological prophets fortune tellers spiritualists mediums and the good Dr Mesmer and his imitators The anecdotes are often hilarious even so because of Mackay s tone of dry amusement But he knows when to administer the coup de grace as for example when he shows how easy it is to attribute post hoc meaning to the notoriously vague uatrains of Nostradamus One can only wish that the folks at The History Channel would read these sections and take them to heartShorter chapters are interspersed on topics as diverse as the wave of 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characters Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds ✓ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Free download ì eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ë Charles Mackay Charles Mackay ë 7 characters N They have enlightened outraged provoked and comforted They have enriched lives and destroyed them Now Penguin brings you the works of the great thinkers pioneers radicals and visionaries whose ideas shook civilization and helped make us who we a. I am a little disappointed after reading Charles Mackay s book Extraordinary Popular Delusions and The Madness of Crowds for the title promised to me at least so much I was sure to find an extensive psychological study on the subject of crowds psychology but what I found is only a true pretty impressive collection of many follies crowds had been prey of over time accompanied by some candid comments from a bewildered author usually in the spirit of the followingWhen the world begins to believe extraordinary things of an individual there is no telling where its extravagance will stop People when once they have taken the start vie with each other who shall believe mostThe three volumes try to organize popular delusions in three categories national peculiar and philosophical but the criteria are rather lax The first one begins with a detailed description of the Mississippi scheme in France copied in England by what was called the South Sea bubble and ends with a description of a peculiar kind of murderers in India the thugs In between some amusing stories about the tulipomania that haunted the 17th century Europe the laws concerning long hair culminating with a beard tax in Russia the power of the prophecies and relics over both rich and poor educated and ignorant and other things that reveal the constant love of the marvellous and disbelief of the truth Half of the second book is dedicated to the crusades and the rest looks over the witch hunt trials of the inuisition presents some famous slow poisoners and enumerates some haunted housesThe last one consists mainly of short biographies of famous alchemists like Avicenna Paracelsius Roger Bacon or Cornelius Agrippa and fortune tellers and magnetisers like Anthony Mesmer Cagliostro or NostradamusIn conclusion the book is a delightful collection of strange stories for the amateurs of the genre but it is also a rich source of information for anyone who would want to write a scientific study psychological social historical take your pick about the crowd behaviour