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Great Book for the Times,
This review is from: Irrational Exuberance (Paperback)
This book tries to get at the heart of what causes bubbles. Schiller is honest that there is no one cause that can be purely attributed the to building of a financial bubble nor does he contend that the bursting of a bubble can be predictable. He uses examples from all the major stock market crashes from the past century. Part of focus is on the media and its influence on the generals public attitude towards various asset classes, mostly stocks and housing. Its a great reference to have if you think another bubble is on the verge of building as the book cites repeated themes that can be seen in the media that occurred in other bubble creation.
Great read. Won't get your rich (at least now) because we just missed one of the largest bubbles ever to be seen in housing. However, if humans are still running the world for the next 50 years be assured we'll have some more bubbles to come.