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.,."extremely timely...irreverent but thought-provoking examination of the goings on in international finance today... packs a serious punch." ("The Independent") "To say that this book is skeptical or contrarian is like saying Warren Buffett has money....entertaining criticism of anything and everything...I read the full 400 pages in just a few days.."-Rob May at "Business Pundit (Top 10 business site) http: //www.businesspundit.com/50226711/mobs_messiahs_and_markets.php"(Nov. 2007) .,."the recent market instability stemming out of subprime woes makes this book extremely timely." ("Gulf Business," February 2008) ""Mobs, Messiahs, and Markets" by William Bonner and Lila Rajiva is a fascinating work....downright hilarious...a serious look at an important phenomenon in the human condition."- Dr. Jonathan Dolhenty of the highly rated philosophy site, Radical Academy (Oct. 2007) "a sharp-witted jaunt through the mass hysteria that's defined markets and people through the ages" -Money Week (Sept. 2007) "William Bonner and Lila Rajiva provide the answers in this exhilarating -- if somewhat depressing -- book. Although their insights will often make readers laugh out loud, they will also find themselves wriggling uncomfortably at the manifold idiocies of human behaviour." -The National Post, Canada (Nov. 07) "Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles MacKay would be a better choice to begin. Without that context for this book, you'll find yourself gobbling caviar without knowing what it is." - Donald Mitchell, author of The 2000 Percent Solution, December 18, 2007 "A fascinating book," - Alan Caruba in Book Views, December, 2007 "Mobs, Messiahs, and Markets is a tragi-comedy, full of sharp observations, delivered with equally sharp wit. This book's dark and disturbing revelations could leave one depressed and disillusioned, were it not so damn funny." -- Adam Bergen at Blog Critics, December 31, 2007
Comments in advance:
"The book strikes at the center of conventional wisdom. It is brilliant, deep, and fun to read."
-- Nassim Nicholas Taleb, author of the legendary international best-seller, "Fooled By Randomness" and "The Black Swan."
"Learn about Fed bubbles, and make Ben Bernanke unhappy: Read this book."
-- Lew Rockwell, President of The Ludwig von Mises Institute.
"Entertainingly and irreverently investigates the "do-gooders" and "world-improvers" who stir up mass hysterias, unjustified wars and financial crises, while at the same time it warns readers how to better protect themselves and their pocketbooks."
-- Congressman Ron Paul, Presidential Candidate.
"A classic for the student of the current period in history...If I had to name just one book investors should read, this is the one I would select."
--Dr. Marc Faber, editor of the maverick "Gloom Boom and Doom Report" and author of the Amazon best seller, "Tomorrow's Gold- Asia's Age of Discovery.
"As fun to read as it is thought-provoking," -- John Mauldin, author of the New York Times best seller, Bull's Eye Investing and editor of "Thoughts from the Frontline.
"A cock-eyed, frolicking hell of a read."
-- Dr. Mark Skousen, Professor of Economics and editor of The Worldly Philosophers.
"I laughed aloud, I learned, and I was even offended. Behind the crafty writing, the authors share the deeper secrets of investing and push us to question what we believe. "Think for yourself!" this book screams.
-- Steve Sjuggerud, editor of True Wealth, one of the world's most widely read investment letters.
--This text refers to the Hardcover edition.See all Editorial Reviews
Some chapters are quite boring and then other chapters I found quite interesting.Published 6 months ago by Andrewn2192
If you are looking for perspective on mankind and the markets, this delivers big time. Excellent read that will drop little bits of knowledge and incite couched in history. Read morePublished 8 months ago by John A Dole IV
A zero-hedge styled rant for the conspiracy theory minded and other assorted libertarian nut jobs.Published 8 months ago by Marc
Well written, interesting and thought provoking - but ultimately depressing to read! It is more fun and more profitable to be an optimist.Published 21 months ago by Nathan Johnson
This book is very interesting to read. It really wasn't what I thought I was ordering but it was quite entertaining.Published 24 months ago by No Name
Well written. bit of rambling in some sections but it was not my ideal book for reading about markets and financial history.Published on August 4, 2013 by Jackaranda
Bill Bonner does not disappoint; If you like Bonner, it's a refreshing look at his understanding of economics from another vantage point.Published on June 13, 2013 by David W Twyman