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Mobs, Messiahs, and Markets

Surviving the Public Spectacle in Finance and Politics

Wiley, J,
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An insightful look at how to succeed by going against thecrowd
Collectively, people think and act in ways that are differentfrom how they think and act as individuals. Understanding thesedifferences, says William (Bill) Bonner-a longtime maverickobserver of the financial world and the vagaries of the investingpublic-is vital to preserving your wealth and personal dignity.From the witch-hunts of the early modern world to the war onterror, from dot-com mania to the real estate bubble, people havealways been caught up in frauds, conceits, and wild guesses-oftenwith devastating results. In Mobs, Messiahs, and Markets,Bonner and coauthor Lila Rajiva show groupthink at work in animprobable array of instances throughout history and reveal whyswimming against the current pays.
* Shares the deeper secrets of investing and pushes you toquestion what this means for your financial well-being
* Explains why people so often abandon good sense and goodbehavior to "follow the crowd"
* Offers concrete advice on how you can avoid the "publicspectacle" of modern finance
The authors' cautionary tale of bubble economies reveals how thegush of credit let loose by Alan Greenspan has wreaked havoc on ourlives-but their thoughtful and always entertaining approach alsooffers some sound investing principles for avoiding the pitfalls ofthe public spectacle, thinking for yourself, and protecting yourmoney, your sanity, and your soul.

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Titel: Mobs, Messiahs, and Markets
Autoren/Herausgeber: William Bonner, Lila Rajiva
Aus der Reihe: Agora Series
Ausgabe: 1. Auflage

ISBN/EAN: 9780470177341

Seitenzahl: 304
Produktform: E-Book
Sprache: Englisch

William (Bill) Bonner is President and CEO of AgoraFinancial, one of the world's largest financial newslettercompanies (www.agorafinancial.com). He is the creator of the DailyReckoning, a contrarian financial newsletter(www.dailyreckoning.com). Bonner is also the author, with AddisonWiggin, of the international bestsellers Financial ReckoningDay and Empire of Debt.
Lila Rajiva is a political journalist and the author ofThe Language of Empire, a groundbreaking study of the mediacoverage of the Abu Ghraib prison scandal. She is a contributor toAgora Financial (www.agorafinancial.com) and the creator of theblog, The Mind-Body Politic(www.lilarajiva.wordpress.com).

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