Book: William Bonner and Lila Rajiva «Mobs, Messiahs, and Markets: Surviving the Public Spectacle in Finance and Politics»

Mobs, Messiahs, and Markets: Surviving the Public Spectacle in Finance and Politics

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Bestselling author Bill 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. Now, in "Mobs, Messiahs, and Markets", Bonner and freelance journalist Lila Rajiva use literary economics to offer broader insights into mass behavior and its devastating effects on society. Why is it, they ask, that perfectly sane and responsible individuals can get together, and by some bizarre alchemy turn into an irrational mob? What makes them trust charlatans and demagogues who manipulate their worst instincts? Why do they abandon good sense, good behavior and good taste when an empty slogan is waved in front of them. Why is the road to hell paved with so many sterling...

Издательство: "John Wiley and Sons, Ltd" (2007)

Формат: 155x230, 432 стр.

ISBN: 978-0-470-11232-8

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  • Mob (Personen) — Der Ausdruck Mob (englisch „mob“ aufgewiegelte Volksmenge; von lateinisch: mobilis = beweglich, wandelbar[1]) bezeichnet – manchmal pejorativ – eine Masse aus Personen des einfachen Volkes bzw. eine sich zusammenrottende Menschenmenge mit… …   Deutsch Wikipedia