Category Archives: Elias Canetti

Theodore Forstmann: The Last Great American Financier

American financiers are unloved these days, but with the death of Theodore Forstmann on Sunday, November 20, 2011 at the young age of 71 much is to be remembered. Theodore Forstmann made his financial mark in the early 1980’s as … Continue reading

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Marshall McLuhan: The Perils Of Paper Currency

No one has the ingenuity of understanding the complex topic of money better than Marshall McLuhan.  He surpasses even Allan Greenspan and most certainly Niall Fergson’s boring historical book on the history of money.  Neither person has grasped the dynamics … Continue reading

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Manias & The Madness Of Crowds

It was Charles Mackay’s “Memoirs Of Extraordinary Popular Delusions & The Madness Of Crowds” published in 1841 which provided an intellectual earnest to meaningfully reflect on local and international manias, their lethal destructive capacity in destroying both individual lives and … Continue reading

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