People Crazy

I started reading “Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds” by Charles Mackay.

It is available free on Kindle and also a digital version of the original is available on Google Books. Published in 1841, it seems like the exact same things are happening right now. Richard M Nixon took the USA off the gold standard, meaning before that, there was a dollars worth of gold in the treasury for every dollar printed. Now printed money is, in reality, worthless paper.

Also there’s a part on the madness for tulips and rich people, Alchemists, which apparently are people trying to turn metals into gold. I haven’t yet got to the witch part, where apparently, over 100,000 women (and some men) were killed as witches.

What I don’t like is that the book seems very long and drawn out. Anything mentioned in the book can be verified and you can learn about it faster on the internet. Any name, place or event. it’s more like a school course book than a novel to me, but it’s fascinating.

This book is definitely, positively worth a gander.

The rain continues, Storm Eta is still over land, expected to re-forrn when it reaches the sea. And I’m not mentioning the US Presidential election.

Hope your day goes well!

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