The Myth of the Rational Market: A History of Risk, Reward, and Delusion on Wall Street

Kobo eBook available

read instantly on your Kobo or tablet.

buy the ebook now

The Myth of the Rational Market: A History of Risk, Reward, and Delusion on Wall Street

by Justin Fox

HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS | January 31, 2011 | Trade Paperback

5 out of 5 rating. 1 Reviews

The financial crisis of 2008 and subsequent Great Recession demolished many cherished beliefs-most significantly, the theory that financial markets always get things right. Justin Fox''s The Myth of the Rational Market explains where that idea came from, and where it went wrong. As much an intellectual whodunit as a cultural history of the perils and possibilities of risk, it also brings to life the people and ideas that forged modern finance and investing-from the formative days of Wall Street through the Great Depression and into the financial calamities of today. It''s a tale featuring professors who made and lost fortunes, battled fiercely over ideas, beat the house at blackjack, wrote bestselling books, and played major roles on the world stage. It''s also a story of free-market capitalism''s war with itself.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 320 Pages, 5.12 × 7.87 × 0.79 in

Published: January 31, 2011

Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0060599030

ISBN - 13: 9780060599034

Found in: Finance and Investing

save
28%

In Stock

$14.43

Online Price

$18.99 List Price

or, Used from $7.29

eGift this item

Give this item in the form of an eGift Card.

+ what is this?

This item is eligible for FREE SHIPPING on orders over $25.
See details

Easy, FREE returns. See details

All available formats:

Check store inventory (prices may vary)

Reviews

– More About This Product –

The Myth of the Rational Market: A History of Risk, Reward, and Delusion on Wall Street

The Myth of the Rational Market: A History of Risk, Reward, and Delusion on Wall Street

by Justin Fox

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 320 Pages, 5.12 × 7.87 × 0.79 in

Published: January 31, 2011

Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0060599030

ISBN - 13: 9780060599034

From the Publisher

The financial crisis of 2008 and subsequent Great Recession demolished many cherished beliefs-most significantly, the theory that financial markets always get things right. Justin Fox''s The Myth of the Rational Market explains where that idea came from, and where it went wrong. As much an intellectual whodunit as a cultural history of the perils and possibilities of risk, it also brings to life the people and ideas that forged modern finance and investing-from the formative days of Wall Street through the Great Depression and into the financial calamities of today. It''s a tale featuring professors who made and lost fortunes, battled fiercely over ideas, beat the house at blackjack, wrote bestselling books, and played major roles on the world stage. It''s also a story of free-market capitalism''s war with itself.

About the Author

Justin Fox is editorial director of the Harvard Business Review Group, and a contributor to Time magazine and PBS's Nightly Business Report. Previously, he was a columnist at Time and an editor and writer at Fortune. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, with his wife and son.

Editorial Reviews

"...a rich history of the world''s most seductive investing idea...the book chronicles the rise of rational market theory over the decades and captures the sizzle and pop of the intellectual debate ..." (Bloomberg)
Item not added

This item is not available to order at this time.

See used copies from 00.00
  • My Gift List
  • My Wish List
  • Shopping Cart