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Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds Volume 1

Charles Mackay

Narrator LibriVox Community

Publisher: LibriVox

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Summary

The book chronicles and vilifies its targets in three parts: "National Delusions", "Peculiar Follies", and "Philosophical Delusions".  
The subjects of Mackay's debunking include alchemy, beards (influence of politics and religion on), witch-hunts, crusades and duels. Present day writers on economics, such as Andrew Tobias, laud the three chapters on economic bubbles. (summary from wikipedia)
Duration: about 14 hours (14:19:16)
Publishing date: 2014-08-25; Copyright Year: 1852. Copyright Statment: —