Memoirs Of Extraordinary Popular Delusions And The Madness Of Crowds

Mackay, Charles




Extraordinary Popular Delusions & the Madness of Crowds is a history of popular folly by Scottish journalist Charles MacKay, 1st published in 1841. The book chronicles its subjects in three parts: National Delusions, Peculiar Follies & Philosophical Delusions. The subjects of debunking include economic bubbles, alchemy, crusades, witch-hunts, prophecies, fortune-telling, magnetisers (imagination curing disease), shape of hair & beard (influence of politics & religion on), murder thru poisoning, haunted houses, popular follies of great cities, popular admiration of great thieves, duels & relics. Present day writers on economics, such as Andrew Tobias & Michael Lewis, laud the three chapters on economic bubbles.


Author: Mackay, Charles

Publisher: Gutenberg

Publication Date: 1841

Country: England

Language: English

Pages: 0

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