Other People’s Money: Swindles, Manias, Bubbles and Crashes

Wednesday 24 January 2018, 7.00PM to 9.00pm

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When investors speculate with their own money and fail, it is a personal loss. When they speculate with other people’s money, the speculation often leads to a crisis borne by the central bank. This course takes a historical look at financial panics since the Dutch tulip mania of 1634, and considers the human factors making swindles possible. As Charles Ponzi, of the infamous scheme, said: ‘When a man’s vision is fixed on one thing, he might as well be blind’.

Martin Fecitt BA MA PGCE

  • Term: Spring
  • Day: Wednesday
  • Start Date: 24 January 2018
  • Time: 7-9pm
  • No. of weeks: 8
  • Course fee: £59.00

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