Devil Take the Hindmost

Devil Take the Hindmost

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Examines stock market speculation since the seventeenth century, discussing the range of motivations of investors and the effects on economies throughout history.Here are brokers underwriting risks that included highway robbery and the aquot;assurance of female chastityaquot;; credit notes and lottery tickets circulating as money; wise and unwise investors from Alexander Pope and Benjamin Disraeli to Ivan ...

Title:Devil Take the Hindmost
Author:Edward Chancellor
Publisher:Plume Books - 2000


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