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Debt, Deficits, and the Demise of the American Economy

  • ID: 2214825
  • Book
  • May 2011
  • Region: United States
  • 224 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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"Before reading this book, I was concerned. Now I am scared. Hopefully, this admirable message will provide material to those legislators fighting for more robust, low–debt, deficit–free systems. I thank the authors for fighting for economic safety." NASSIM Nicholas TALEB, Distinguished Professor of Risk Engineering, NYU, and author of The Black Swan

"Tanous and Cox brilliantly explain how the United States got into the financial hole. But better yet, they explain how we can get out of it. Here is the sure path to renewed prosperity if we will only follow it." SAM DONALDSON, ABC News Correspondent

"An important business book about how we′ve ended up at this desperate juncture for our economy. Tanous and Cox don′t merely chart the path to our demise, they construct an effective road map back to prosperity that all policymakers should heed." Dr. ARTHUR LAFFER, Chairman, Laffer Associates

"A chilling account of what will happen if our political leaders do not take immediate steps to resolve the number–one threat to our great nation: massive federal budget deficits that are growing exponentially with no end in sight. Must reading." WILLIAM M. ISAAC, former chairman, FDIC, and author of Senseless Panic: How Washington Failed America

"Debt, Deficits and the Demise of the American Economy is a sobering and frightful account of the nation′s financial challenges that should be read and understood by all Americans, whether they agree with the authors′ conclusions or not." Steve Liesman, Senior Economics Reporter, CNBC

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Chapter 1 It′s the Deficit, Stupid.

Chapter 2 The Crisis Begins.

Chapter 3 The Miserable State of the States.

Chapter 4 Inflation, Through the Years.

Chapter 5 Europe on the Brink.

Chapter 6 The Crisis Hits the United States.

Chapter 7 The Way Back.

Chapter 8 Forging Ahead.

Chapter 9 Investing in a Time of Crisis.

Chapter 10 Gold Still Good.

Chapter 11 The World Still Runs on Oil.

Chapter 12 Understanding the Investment Risks We Face.

Conclusion We Have Been Here Before.



About the Authors.


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Peter J. Tanous
Jeff Cox
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