Saturday, January 26, 2019
Kindleberger and Aliber often discuss the notion of "euphoria" and "irrational exuberance" as an important aspect of financial bubbles. Discuss what do they mean by these terms and how do they see these influencing speculative bubbles?
How do Lewis and Einhorn discuss the systemic problems in our institutions of finance and regulation that led to the Madoff ponzi scheme and the World financial crisis of 2008? How can we compare these observations with Kindleberger and Aliber's analysis of bubbles in relation to other systemic economic factors?
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