Prof. Philip Scranton on Attitudes to Short Selling

21 02 2012

Crowd Outside NYSE, 1929

Bloomberg’s Echoes Blog, which is devoted to business and financial history, has published a great post by Phil Scranton on the place of short-sellers in American public opinion during the Great Depression.  As Scranton reports, “In the midst of the Great Depression, people who bet on stock-market declines were considered unpleasant, unwanted, un-American, un-something.”

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