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198D01Boom19981119

Economist Bridget Rosewell presents a three-part history of bubbles, booms and crashes, from the South Seas in the 1720s to Wall Street 200 years later and current-day happenings.

1: `Boom'.

198D02Bust19981126

Economist Bridget Rosewell continues her three-part history of bubbles, booms and crashes, everywhere from stockmarkets to supermarkets.

2: `Bust'.

198D03Habit19981203

`Habit'.

Economist Bridget Rosewell concludes her three-part history of bubbles, manias, panics and crashes, everywhere from stockmarkets to supermarkets.

She looks at the reasons why we fail to learn the lessons of bubbles past, and why we will always be carried away by a crowd.