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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Is your investment in that new Edwad stock a sign of stock market savvy or an act of peculiarly American speculative folly? He is a freelance journalist, and lives in London.

Be the first to ask a question about Devil Take the Hindmost. Please provide an email address. The author largely succeeds in being fair to the variety of interpretations given to speculation, including opposing calls for looser and stricter controls.

Is your investment in that new Internet stock a sign of stock market savvy or an act of peculiarly American speculative folly?

Author identifies key causes – bubbles formed by financial or tech innovation, over extension of credit, belief that “it’s a different world” Great piece of financial history. This book will not hte you a history lesson about speculation that you can use in your own pursuits or as a basis for an intelligent conversation with friends or colleagues. Such as on page Saying that we need a fundamental uprooting of the System would make one run the risk of being dubbed a ‘communist’!


As I read this chabcellor great recession, I can see the looming derivatives bubble coming. There is a ton of history about the stock markets going back to Tulip Mania in the 17th century.

Devil Take the Hindmost: A History of Financial Speculation – Edward Chancellor – Google Books

Be the first to discover new talent! Check copyright status Cite this Title Devil hijdmost the hindmost: This book was written before the bursting of the dot-com and housing market bubbles, but they followed the same pattern: Stay in Touch Sign up. This single edwadr in All: View online Borrow Buy Freely available Show 0 more links Overall a very interesting read. In order to set up a list of libraries that you have access to, you must first login or sign up. Now I am called a banker.

Devil Take the Hindmost (Summary)

I picked up this book because I’m interested in everything that concerns investing and erward. About Devil Take the Hindmost Is your investment in that new Internet stock a sign of stock market savvy or an act of peculiarly American speculative folly?

To read it as a book on Speculation alone would be missing the point to some extent.


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The book also covers a wide range of manias, spanning from ancient Rome to the Japanese 80’s. Language English View all editions Prev Next edition 4 of 4.

The stories could have been good if not written so poorly. The times and technology may change, but people sure don’t. My only complaint is that the descriptions of the events can be a bit repetitive, even if they are well written.

Even better, Chancellor makes sure to get his facts right, and I’m quite impressed at the work he has gone through to find all the stories and facts. LitFlash The eBooks you want at the lowest prices. The Railway Mania of 6.

Very poorly written and designed book. The bubble stories remain interesting as he dishes on the ship of fools that fuel and participate in each. I love the subject matter. Jan 16, Samuel Gruen rated it liked it Shelves: