Mobs, Messiahs, and Markets. Surviving the Public Spectacle in Finance and Politics. Agora Series

  • ID: 2325722
  • Book
  • 256 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Praise for

Mobs, Messiahs, and Markets

"This book strikes at the center of conventional wisdom. It is brilliant and fun to read."
Nassim Nicholas Taleb, author of Fooled by Randomness and The Black Swan

"As fun to read as it is thought–provoking and filled with fascinating insights into how the world really works."
John Mauldin, President, Millennium Wave Advisors, LLC and author of Bull′s Eye Investing and Just One Thing

"Learn about Fed bubbles and make Ben Bernanke unhappy: read this book."
Lew Rockwell, President, the Ludwig von Mises Institute

"A cock–eyed, frolicking hell of a read."
Dr. Mark Skousen, Professor of Economics and author of EconoPower

"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."
Steve Sjuggerud, Editor of the investment newsletter True Wealth

"Mobs, Messiahs, and Markets is one of the funniest and most entertaining books I have ever read. If I had to name just one book investors should read, this is the one I would select."
Dr. Marc Faber, contrarian guru, author of Tomorrow′s Gold, and Editor of the Gloom, Boom & Doom Report

"Entertainingly and irreverently investigates the ′do–gooders′ and ′world–improvers′ who stir up mass hysteria, unjustified wars, and financial crises, while at the same time it warns readers how to better protect themselves and their pocketbooks."
Ron Paul, United States Congressman

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Part One: A Critique of Impure Reason.

Chapter 1. Do–Gooders Gone Bad.

Chapter 2. Love in the Time of Viagra.

Chapter 3. The Transit of Venus.

Part Two: Witch Hunts and War Drums.

Chapter 4. The Devil Made Them Do It.

Chapter 5. Words of War.

Part Three: Militant Messiahs.

Chapter 6. War and Remembrance.

Chapter 7. Empire of Delusion.

Chapter 8. Heroes of the Revolution.

Part Four: Flattening the Globe.

Chapter 9. The Number Game.

Chapter 10. The Flat Earth Society.

Chapter 11. What the Yonghy–Bonghy–Bo Didn′t Know.

Part Five: The Bubble Kings.

Chapter 12. Fin de Bubble.

Chapter 13. The Million–Dollar Trailer.

Chapter 14. Central Bank Bamboozle.

Chapter 15. The Mother of the Mother of All Bubbles.

Part Six: Far From the Madding Mob.

Chapter 16. How Not to Be Chumped by Wall Street.

Chapter 17. The Dupe of Hearts.

Notes.

Index.

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William (Bill) Bonner is President and CEO of Agora Financial, one of the world′s largest financial newsletter companies (www.agorafinancial.com). He is the creator of the Daily Reckoning, a contrarian financial newsletter (www.dailyreckoning.com). Bonner is also the author, with Addison Wiggin, of the international bestsellersFinancial Reckoning Day andEmpire of Debt.

Lila Rajiva is a political journalist and the author of The Language of Empire, a groundbreaking study of the media coverage of the Abu Ghraib prison scandal. She is a contributor to Agora Financial (www.agorafinancial.com) and the creator of the blog, The Mind–Body Politic (www.lilarajiva.wordpress.com).

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