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William Bernstein

September 23, 2021

Why do people join cultish religious groups? Why do people get caught up in irrational “get-rich-quick” financial schemes? On this episode of Inquiry, we will look at these phenomena when we speak with a neurologist, financial theorist, and historian WILLIAM J. BERNSTEIN. His new book chronicles the long human history of people getting swept up in various manias: THE DELUSIONS OF CROWDS: WHY PEOPLE GO MAD IN GROUPS.