The Great Wave

Price Revolutions and the Rhythm of History

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David Hackett Fischer, one of our most prominent historians, has garnered a reputation for making history come alive--even stories as familiar as Paul Revere's ride, or as complicated as the assimilation of British culture in North America. Now, in T ...Continua
Ha scritto il 14/08/08
Reminds us of the beat in life.
The great wave stretches our usual span of attention in finance from decades ( in the case of financial mangers: 2-5 yrs max) to centuries. The author gives us a gripping narration on the way history rhymes.

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This book immediately reminds me of Mao's famous comment on how it's too soon to tell on whether the French revolution is successful.

Thinking in terms of centuries instead of years/decades is indeed the only way for reaping world peace and stability. Despite the libertarian frenzy surrounding us, isn't it silly to allow every atomized urge of ours to disrupt order and tranquility? Isn't it right that most of us would just rather live in peace time and cultivate moral progress? It is thus our responsibility indeed to be heedful of any lobbying for short term gains at the expense of long term stability. ...Continua


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