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arcticbull · 2022-06-17 · Original thread
Investment fraud is not a new paradigm. Selling bags of nothing is not a new paradigm. Goes all the way back to the South Sea Company in 1711 [1].

I recommend reading Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds published originally in 1841 [2].



uuilly · 2008-04-16 · Original thread
I think the tulip bubble was the Dutch, not the Ottomans.

Either way, great book on the subject:

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