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"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 crisiswhatever and whenever that happens to be."
David Warsh, The Boston Globe
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
Fantastic book on the stupid things people have done with money over the years. apparently the same stuff is happening again today. Dr. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Lakiri Holman
Needed to buy it for college. Good as far as a college textbook goes!Published 4 months ago by Leah Samara Cullen
Like Samuelson says on the cover, I read it and re-read it and thus had no need to kick myself during the Great Recession. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Jim
Having a solid education in the pedagogical practices of history, Kindleberger does for finance what most economists don't usually do (he sites specific examples and references... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Boston suburban dweller
Having an academic and professional background in finance enjoyed reading the book.
The book gives a good perspective of the booms, busts, and financial follies that... Read more
I bought this three years ago and it has shaped my investing greatly. My goal in investing is always to buy low and sell high. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Ben Around&Back