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A Brief History of Panics in the United States
A Bubble that Broke the World
A Century of Prices
The ABC of Money, Including The Gospel of Wealth and The Way to Wealth
The ABC of Stock Speculation
The Art of Speculation
The Art of Wall Street Investing
Beating the Stock Market
Because People Matter
The Business of Trading in Stocks
Competitive Business, Caring Business
Dare to Care
The Facts About Speculation
Financial Crises and Periods of Industrial and Commercial Depression
The Financial Crisis Inquiry Report
Foolish Finance
Frenzied Finance: The Crime of Amalgamated
The Game in Wall Street and How to Play It Successfully
Global Trends 2015
Global Trends 2025
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
Foolish Finance
Foolish Finance
By Gideon Wurdz
$6.99 paperback

"Foolish Finance is a science. It is the science of parting a fool and his finances. It also has a Great Mission. This Mission is the evolution of Plutocrats from Other People's Money." - from "What Is Foolish Finance?"

"Blessed are the Poor, for they shall be robbed." "Thou shalt not kill-except at a profit." This classic of social satire, first published in 1905, is just as damning today, with the gap between the Haves and the Have Nots are large as it was during the Gilded Age, whose excesses inspired this work. In this devil's dictionary of financial crimes and misdemeanors, you'll find cutting definitions of institutions the less-than-monied classes know and hate - insurance companies, public utilities, banks ("a popular device for protecting the Poor Man's Money from Burglers in order that the Rich Man may break through and steal") - as well as incisive looks at "the system" as "promoter and pickpocket" and as "capitalist and counterfeiter." Bitter and biting, this send-up of runaway capitalism is as insightful as it is outrageously funny.

Gideon Wurdz is believed to have been the pen name of CHARLES WAYLAND TOWNE (b. 1875). Wurdz also wrote 1904's The Foolish Dictionary.