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The Facts About Speculation
Financial Crises and Periods of Industrial and Commercial Depression
The Financial Crisis Inquiry Report
Foolish Finance
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The Game in Wall Street and How to Play It Successfully
Global Trends 2015
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How I Trade and Invest in Stocks and Bonds
If You Must Speculate, Learn the Rules
Indian Currency and Finance
Instincts of the Herd in Peace and War
The Law
Lombard Street: A Description of the Money Market
Men and Mysteries of Wall Street
Money and the Mechanism of Exchange
Noble Enterprise: The Commonsense Guide to Uplifting People and Profits
One-Way Pockets: The Book of Books on Wall Street Speculation
Other People's Money and How Bankers Use It
The Pecora Investigation: Stock Exchange Practices and the Causes of the 1929 Wall Street Crash
The Pitfalls of Speculation
Plunder: Investigating Our Economic Calamity and Subprime Scandal
The Plunderers
The Psychology of Speculation
The Psychology of the Stock Market
Reminiscences of a Stock Operator
The Secret of Wealth
Speculation: Its Sound Principles and Rules for Its Practice
Small Change: How Fifty Dollars Can Change the World
The Stock Market Barometer
Ten Years of Wall Street
Tidal Swings of the Stock Market
Up from Wall Street: The Responsible Investment
Wall Street: Its Mysteries Revealed, Its Secrets Exposed
Wall Street and the Financial Crisis: Anatomy of a Financial Collapse
Wall Street in History
Wall Street Speculation: Its Tricks and Its Tragedies
Financial Crises and Periods of Industrial and Commercial Depression

Financial Crises and Periods of Industrial
and Commercial Depression

By Theodore E. Burton
$19.95 paperback

The economy shifts and cycles, and occasionally falls into depressions. Making sense of these "recurring disturbances" is the aim of Financial Crises and Periods of Industrial and Commercial Depression, written by Theodore Burton. "No subject of economic discussion has provoked a greater variety of conflicting opinions than that of financial crises and periods of depression," he wrote. In this book, Burton tries to clarify the confusion surrounding economic phenomena such as panics, crises, and depressions. He attempts to identify their causes and effects and looks at whether depressions are unavoidable features of a transition period in business and industry. He also examines the periodicity of crises and depressions and if they regularly recur or are the result of chance.

THEODORE ELIJAH BURTON (1851-1929) represented Ohio in the U.S. Congress for forty-one years. He served on the Inland Waterways Commission, the National Waterways Commission, and the National Monetary Commission. He was also a strong advocate for peace and the abolition of poisonous gas in warfare. In addition to Financial Crises, he wrote the books The Life of John Sherman and Corporations and the State.