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Dot.con: The Greatest Story Ever Sold

2 Ratings: 2.0
A book by John Cassidy

John Cassidy’sDot.conis the most sweeping and definitive assessment published thus far of the stock market mania that swept this country in the late 1990s. Cassidy, who covers economics and finance forThe New Yorker, finds many seeds for the boom: … see full wiki

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Author: John Cassidy
Publisher: HarperCollins
2 reviews about Dot.con: The Greatest Story Ever Sold
review by . January 14, 2004
An examination of the dot.com stock bubble. Amazing number of typos and wrong numbers. Interesting reading, but I really have a problem with books like this. They come off as knowing what was happening when it was happening. In reality, without the benefit of hindsight they are no more knowledgeable than we are.
review by . April 29, 2003
The first thing you'd say about this book is that, however clever the title, it's erroneous: this isn't the story of a "con" at all, it's the story of a speculative bubble. The whole point is that no-one was "conned" by the hot air. As Cassidy mentions from the outset, the prospectuses all contained large print health warnings in prominent places: "THIS COMPANY HAS NEVER MADE ANY MONEY, MOST LIKELY NEVER WILL" - but the punters still bought and bought. There were many psychological and sociological …
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