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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The financial markets suddenly became aware.

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If you believe you can make huge money in markets, you must read this book to temper your optimism. Oct 29, Joyce Zhang rated it liked it. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

A Short History of Financial Euphoria

Dec 29, Marilyn Pocius rated it it was amazing. A simple, concise book on the euphoria of crowds.

The bubble pops once values dip and people are unable to sell their assets. Galbraith would agree with me here, but I think he would. Lists with This Book.

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The Great Crash The first response came from a convocation of former Secretaries of the Treasury, professional public spokesmen, and chief executive officers of major corporations. Ends with a bit shrug of the shoulders. Galbraith was right to predict that 20 years was all it took to forget So based on style and reputation he wins the day, but from a content view you need to couple this with some additional reading More leverage is put on those assets, until leverage levels based on asset value rise to unsustainable levels kenheth.


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If Investor X is making all that money, he must be especially wise. Aug 11, Roger rated it really liked it. Short book, quick read but packed with a lot of wisdom. Oct 29, Will Bell rated it liked it Shelves: Rich Dad Poor Dad.

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Must read for anybody who invests, gambles or cares about history. A quick and informative if not oversimplified essay highlighting key moments of speculation in financial history and their inevitable reoccurance brought on by short term memory and extreme optimism.

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When a financial innovation is new it usually means that a hype machine is forming and that a bubble is inflating. A Short History of Financial Euphoria.

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Valbraith appreciate your feedback. The Making of Behavioral Economics. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. He argues that financial memory is exceedingly short, rarely lasting more than 20 years. I do love JK Galbraiths ephoria writing style, his xhort and timbre make you not want to stop reading.