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Art of Contrary Thinking

Art of Contrary Thinking

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By (author) Humphrey B Neill

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  • Publisher: Caxton Press
  • Format: Paperback | 201 pages
  • Dimensions: 140mm x 203mm x 13mm | 227g
  • Publication date: 1 June 1985
  • ISBN 10: 087004110X
  • ISBN 13: 9780870041105
  • Edition: 5, Enlarged
  • Edition statement: Enlarged
  • Sales rank: 65,455

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"Distributed by the University of Nebraska Press for Caxton Press" "When everybody thinks alike, everyone is likely to be wrong." The ten words quoted above are, according to Humphrey B. Neill, a potent factor behind the economic booms and busts that blight our civilization. The "Mississippi Bubble," Holland's incredible "Tulipmania" and the New York stock market crash of 1929 are historic examples of disasters magnified and hastened by the pressure of mass opinion. Neill describes these occurrences in detail and tells the reader how to avoid and recognize the dangers that "following the pack" can pose to the discerning investor.

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Humphrey B. Neill (1977) spent his life observing and writing about the folly of group thinking that is all too prevalent throughout our society.