This review of John Kenneth Galbraith’s book “A Short History of Financial Euphoria” documents history’s lessons for financial decision makers. A Short History of Financial Euphoria by John Kenneth Galbraith, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. A Short History of Financial Euphoria. John Kenneth Galbraith, Author Viking Books $16 (p) ISBN

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Finally, all financial bubbles include the creation of debt in some form. Seven Brief Lessons on Physics. At about pages, it is a book that even high schoolers could read and benefit from. Ends with a bit shrug of the shoulders. On a separate but related note.

A Short History of Financial Euphoria

The President Is Missing. The analysis of the crash seldom places any gwlbraith on the stupidity and greed and gullibility of the people who drove the bubble, for two reasons. If you believe you can make huge money in markets, you must read this book to temper your optimism.

Could have been written in July Skin in the Game. Galbraith, where is your simple, coherent wisdom when we need it most? He earned a PhD at the University of California in and later took a fellowship at Cambridge, where he first encountered Menneth economics.

Sep 09, Ravi Abhyankar rated it really liked it. Although there have been correlating events of up-and-down in modern financial history, we tend to forget the results and consequences within 20 years. In the most recent boom and bust, that of sub prime mortgages and their derivatives, there were plenty of endogenous factors which cannot be ignored.

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It doubtless won’t prevent the next economic downturn, just as it failed to prevent the last one, but we can’t say that no warnings have been available. We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. Description With all the financial know-how and experience of the wizards on Wall Street and elsewhere, how is it that the market still goes boom and bust? Galbraith’s essay pales in comparison with the exhaustiveness of, for instance, Kindleberger’s history of panics, and it’s not a substitute for those more extensive books.

Episodes of financial euphoria and their harsh consequences are a so-far inescapable consequence of capitalism. Ego Is the Enemy. His The Great Crash of is an excellent bit of descriptive writing and this short book is another riff on its themes. Hope is an unbacked asset, and people get silly.

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This deficit had already persisted in what was considered by fiscal conservatives an alarming magnitude for the preceding six years of the Reagan administration.

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In this slender volume, John Kenneth Galbraith selectively traces episodes of speculative excess from the Tulipomania of the midth century through the Crash shorh ‘ As ever, Galbraith is clear, concise and persuasive: Open Preview See a Problem? This book was referenced several times in “Juggling Dynamite” so I thought I’d check it out. Refresh and try again.

Euphoria is inevitably followed by bust, disgrace, even exile or suicide. A welcome reminder of brevity of financial memory and mass folly in finance.

We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your sohrt favourite book. I don’t know everything about Mr. Galbraith reviews the aspects of human nature and the economy that allow us to constantly go into boom and bust cycles. C To C 20th Century History: Definitely worth picking up.