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The Resource Mobs, messiahs, and markets : surviving the public spectacle in finance and politics, William Bonner and Lila Rajiva

Mobs, messiahs, and markets : surviving the public spectacle in finance and politics, William Bonner and Lila Rajiva

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Mobs, messiahs, and markets : surviving the public spectacle in finance and politics
Title
Mobs, messiahs, and markets
Title remainder
surviving the public spectacle in finance and politics
Statement of responsibility
William Bonner and Lila Rajiva
Title variation
Surviving the public spectacle in finance and politics
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Collectively, people think and act in ways very different from how they think and act as individuals. Author Bonner has long been a maverick observer of the financial and political world, sharpening his sardonic wit, in particular, on the vagaries of the investing public. Market booms and busts, tulip manias and dotcom bubbles, venture capitalists and vulture funds, he lets you know, are best explained not by dry statistics and obscure theories but by the metaphors and analogies of literature. Here, Bonner and freelance journalist Rajiva use literary economics to offer broader insights into mass behavior and its devastating effects on society. They end by giving concrete advice on how readers can avoid what the authors call the 'public spectacle' of modern finance, and become, instead, 'private' investors--knowing their own mind and following their own intuitions.--From publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
658.4/73
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HG173
LC item number
.B64 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Mobs, messiahs, and markets : surviving the public spectacle in finance and politics, William Bonner and Lila Rajiva
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 391-412) and index
Control code
ocn104883465
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 424 p.
Isbn
9780470112328
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Lccn
2007012349
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)104883465
Label
Mobs, messiahs, and markets : surviving the public spectacle in finance and politics, William Bonner and Lila Rajiva
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 391-412) and index
Control code
ocn104883465
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 424 p.
Isbn
9780470112328
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Lccn
2007012349
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)104883465

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