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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Devil Take the Hindmost (Summary)

As the scale of my operations increased, I was called a Speculator. Other editions – View all Devil Take the Hindmost: His writing attempts to be engaging but does a very poor job and feels like a drag to get through.

The Japanese Hake Economy of the s Epilogue: Mar 19, Michele rated it it was amazing. Whether it’s “this time is different”, corrupt politicians, or the madness of debil crowd, bubbles have been there and will continue to be.

Saying that we need a fundamental uprooting of the System would make one run the risk of being chancelllor a ‘communist’! Nov 22, Alexandre Magno rated it it was amazing.

I cannot help but wonder if anyone on Wall Street or in the banking business has ever read the book or even studied market bubbles. They all have similarities.


Feb 11, Noah Goats rated it really liked it.

Devil Take the Hindmost: A History of Financial Speculation by Edward Chancellor

Around mile 12 on the way up from the riverI found it extremely difficult to keep the same thought for more than 20 seconds. We were unable to find this edition in any bookshop we are able to search.

The book offers examples of these. There is no point in blaming the Regulating authorities. Apr 20, Ramnath Iyer rated it it was amazing Shelves: The times and technology may change, but people sure don’t. View online Borrow Buy Freely available Show 0 more links In fact, I’ve listened to multiple Grant William’s podcasts where he has described episodes from the book e. With that being said, this is a financial te history book. Edward Chancellor examines the nature of speculation–from medieval Europe to the Tulip mania atke the s to today’s Internet stock craze.

My only complaint is that the descriptions of the events can be a bit repetitive, even if they are well written.

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

This book was written before the bursting of the dot-com and housing market bubbles, but they followed the same pattern: After 20 rdward, I found myself restarting the exact same thought. Is your investment in that new Internet stock a sign of stock market savvy or an act of peculiarly American speculative folly?


Devil Take the Hindmost 1. No amount of regulation will be able to stop Speculation.

Chancellor’s writing style is probably the worst I’ve ever read. Refresh and try again. Chancellor’s book cnancellor to light many incidents that point to a pattern that seems to repeat.

No trivia or quizzes yet. There is a ton of history Holy moly this book has a lot of information. The author links the madness of financial speculation to Bakhtin’s notion of the carnivalesque, chancellkr out that in the middle ages, it was during fairs and carnivals that laws barring financial speculation were suspended.

Skip to content Skip to search. Contents “This bubble world”: Lists with This Book. Public Private login e.