Great Crash Ahead Strategies for a World Turned Upside Down

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ISBN-13: 9781451641554
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List price: $17.00
Publisher: Free Press
Publication date: 9/11/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Now available in paperback, from the bestselling author of The Great Depression Ahead, a book that continues to show readers how to weather the storm in these tough economic times by cautioning against the misguided beliefs that lead to bad investment decisions.Widely respected in the financial world for his accurate forecasts, Harry Dent lays bare the traditional assumptions of economics. In The Great Crash Ahead, he explains that the government doesn’t drive our economy, consumers and businesses do; that the Fed does not create most of the money in our economy, the private banking system does; and that the largest generation in history is now saving for or moving into retirement, meaning slowing growth. Our banking system borrowed to lend for the first time in history with unprecedented leverage and debt levels of $42 trillion, way beyond the massive government debt.      These debts, Dent argues, will have to be restructured in a time of slowing spending, which means a deflationary crisis requiring new personal, investment, and business strategies. The economic crisis will likely last until 2015, he says, but the greatest surprise of the coming years will be that the U.S. dollar appreciates, while the gold and silver bubbles burst and real estate sees another round of declines. From a well-respected and reliable source, The Great Crash Ahead is an essential book for every American looking to make smart, cautious investments.

Future-forecaster Harry S. Dent uses economic, technological and demographic trends along with rose-colored glasses to give readers advice on jobs, investments, social change and life. Dent's positive outlook was demonstrated in his first book, The Great Boom Ahead: Your Comprehensive Guide to Personal and Business Profit in the New Era of Prosperity (1993). This book is widely acclaimed as being an accurate predictor of what actually did happen. The author's optimistic visionary view is reinforced in Job Shock: Four New Principles Transforming Our Work and Business (1995) which was re-released in paperback with the title Jobs Ahead: Your Comprehensive Guide to Surviving and Prospering in the Coming Work Revolution (1996). In The Roaring 2000s: How to Achieve Personal and Financial Success in the Greatest Boom in History, Dent continues the theme of the best is yet to come" and expands on his theories of the influence and affluence of baby boomers, and the economic benefits of the Internet. Dent's philosophy and prognostications can also be found in his newsletter "H.S. Dent Forecast" as well as in video and audio formats. Best-selling author, prestigious speaker, consultant to Fortune 100 companies, entrepreneur, CEO, Harry Dent has appeared on Good Morning America, CNBC, and PBS and been featured in Fortune, Success, The Wall Street Journal and Omni. Harry Shuler Dent, Jr. was born in 1950. He was a Baker Scholar at Harvard Business School, and he holds a degree in accounting and finance from the University of South Carolina, where he graduated first in his class.

RODNEY JOHNSON is licensed to practice law in various jurisdictions, including Florida where he is board certified in Health Law and State and Federal Government and Administrative Practice. In 2009 he was voted by his peers as a Florida Trends Legal Elite Attorney. He is Chief Legal Counsel of the Northwest Law Office of the Florida Department of Health. He served as the department’s Chief Privacy Officer from 2004 to 2009. Johnson is an appointed member of the Florida Health Information Legal Workgroup. Daily he is responsible for advising and for representing County Health Departments and Children’s Medical Services Offices in Bay, Escambia, Holmes, Okaloosa, Santa Rosa, Walton and Washington. Johnson is also an Adjunct Professor at the University of West Florida, teaching the course Legal Fundamentals of Healthcare and Public Health for allied health undergraduate and Master of Public Health graduate students. He has authored an e-book entitled Legal Fundamentals of Healthcare and Public Health. He earned an A.S. Degree in General Business Management from Sinclair Community College (with honors), B.S. Degree in Business Economics from Wright State University (Magna Cum Laude), and J.D. from Cleveland State University (Suggs I. Garber Award – highest grade business and taxation courses). Employment prior to 1997 includes: District One Legal Counsel for the Department of Health and Rehabilitative Services, Lieutenant Commander in the United States Navy Judge Advocate General Corps, Systems Analyst D.W. Mikesell, Inc., Treasurer Food Technology, Inc. and Methods Engineer at the Delco Moraine division of General Motors Corp. Johnson is licensed to practice law in Florida, Supreme Court of the United States, Federal District Courts or SW Ohio and N Florida, Federal Tax Court, and the Court of Military Appeals and Ohio (inactive status). He is a Commissioner and Chairman of the Avalon Fire/Rescue District (fifth four-year elected non-partisan term). Florida Bar activities include Executive Counsel Member and Co-Chair of the Public Health Interest Group, member of the Trial Law section and the Government Law section. He is a contributing author to the Health Law Section’s 2007 and 2009-2010 Florida Practitioner’s Health Law Handbook and various articles for the Section’s Newsletter. Other memberships include the Public Health Law Association, American Health law Association and the Escambia and Santa Rosa Bar Association.

Introduction: The Economy on "Crack": The End of Keynesian Economics
Deflation Is the Trend�and It Changes Everything
Demographic Trends Are the Key Driver of Our Economy: Why Consumers Matter More Than Government
The Greatest Real Estate and Credit Bubble in Modern History: Bubbles Almost Always Go Back to Where They Started
Unprecedented Government Debt: Especially Unfunded Entitlements
Deleveraging and Deflation: If s All About Money and Restructuring of Debt
Why the Government Stimulus Plan Will Fail: The Recovery Is Not Real
Consumers Are Too Much in Debt: The Credit Cycle Will Not Come Back
The Last Great Bubble in China: Excess Capital Investment Means Global Deflation and an Emerging World Downturn
How You Can Survive and Thrive: Strategies for Investments and Careers
Expanding Your Business's Dominance in a Time of Slower Growth: The Ultimate Long-Term Strategy
Government Needs a New Approach: Focusing on the Causes, Not the Symptoms
The Greater "Network" Revolution Ahead: Like the American Revolution in Democracy and Industrial Revolution 250 Years Ago
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