Manias, Panics, and Crashes: A History of Financial Crises (Wiley Investment Classics)


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One of Fortune Magazine's best books on investing 2010

'Charles Kindleberger has written, with great polish and style, an analysis of the stages of financial crises over the last two and a half centuries.' - Patrick Minford, Economic Journal'Manias, Panics and Crashes is a scholarly account for the way that mismanagement of money and credit has led to financial explosions over the centuries.' - Richard Lambert, Financial Times'Professor Kindleberger has the welcome gifts of carrying lightly an immense weight of learning and of always using his imagination in deciding how to deploy it. These gifts are as evident as ever in his latest book.' - W.Ashworth, Economic History Review'Underneath the hilarious anecdotes, the elegant epigrams, and the graceful turns of phrase, Kindleberger is deadly serious. The manner in which humans beings earn their livings is no laughing matter to him, especially when they attempt to do so at the expense of one another. As he so effectively demonstrates, manias, panics, and crashes are the consequence of an economic environment that cultivates cupidity, chicanery, and rapaciousness rather than a devout belief in the Golden Rule.' - Peter L. Bernstein'Robert Aliber has produced superb update of the classic book by Charles Kindleberger which remains as relevant as ever.' - Martin Wolf, Financial Times '...if what you're after is a comprehensive guide to financial crises since the dawn of the modern era, buy Charles Kindleberger's Manias, Panics and Crashes...an excellent read.' - Edmund Conway, Telegraph.co.uk

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Finance "Underneath the hilarious anecdotes, the elegant epigrams, and the graceful turns of phrase, Kindleberger is deadly serious. The manner in which human beings earn their livings is no laughing matter to him, especially when they attempt to do so at the expense of one another. As he so effectively demonstrates, manias, panics, and crashes are the consequence of an economic environment that cultivates cupidity, chicanery, and rapaciousness rather than a devout belief in the Golden Rule."

--from the Foreword to the Fourth Edition by Peter L. Bernstein, author of Against the Gods and The Power of Gold Praise for previous editions of Manias, Panics, and Crashes "Classic...Manias, Panics, and Crashes is a durable guide to meditation: wise, witty, and practical. It is a template against which to measure the latest financial crisis--whatever and whenever that happens to be."

--David Warsh, The Boston Globe "Definitive."

--Floyd Norris, The New York Times "[Manias, Panics, and Crashes] is a scholarly account of the way that mismanagement of money and credit has led to financial explosions over the centuries."

--Richard Lambert, Financial Times "What long has been the best history of financial pathologies is now even better. The reader who absorbs Kindleberger's lessons will be prepared to foresee and navigate the financial crises that surely lie ahead. Like a true classic, Manias, Panics, and Crashes is both timely and timeless."

--Richard Sylla, Kaufman Professor of Financial History Stern School of Business, New York University

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