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Mean Markets and Lizard Brains


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Preface to the New Edition. Preface to the First Edition. Acknowledgments. Chapter One: Introduction: Mean Markets and Lizard Brains. Part One: The New Science of Irrationality. Chapter Two: Crazy People: Lizard Brains and the New Science of Irrationality. Chapter Three: Crazy World: Mean Markets and the New Science of Irrationality. Part Two: The Old Art of Macroeconomics. Chapter Four: U.S. Economic Snapshot: America the Talented Debtor. Chapter Five: Inflation: Rising Prices and Shrinking Dollars. Chapter Six: Deficits and Dollars: Uncle Sam the International Beggar. Part Three: Applying Science and Art to Bonds, Stocks, and Real Estate. Chapter Seven: Bonds: Are They Only for Wimps? Chapter Eight: Stocks: For the Long Run or for Losers? Chapter Nine: Real Estate: Live in Your Home; Make Your Money at Work. Part Four: Profiting from the New Science of Irrationality. Chapter Ten: Timeless Advice: How to Shackle the Lizard Brain. Chapter Eleven: Timely Advice: Investing in the Meanest of Markets . Notes. Index.

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Terry Burnham is a leader in the application of biology to economics and finance. He is the Director of Economics at Acadian Asset Management LLC, and a research scientist at Harvard University. He was an economics professor at Harvard for many years, and has been an active and extremely successful participant in the financial markets for over twenty years. Dr. Burnham has a PhD in business economics from Harvard University, a master's in finance from MIT, an MS in computer science from San Diego State University, and a BS in biophysics from the University of Michigan. He is also a coauthor of the international bestseller Mean Genes: From Sex to Money to Food, Taming Our Primal Instincts .

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