Published in early 2007, Crash Proof foretells with astonishing accuracy of the global fiancial meltdown of 2008. Schiff did not attempt to call the timing - only the consequences. He was dead-on. I give four instead of five stars only because this book would have been the "best thing you ever read" - if you read it in early 2007. Now that it is after-the-fact it still retains an important and powerful analysis of our econmic world. An area where Schiff's pridictions have not fully taken shape involves the value of the US dollar (which he said would crash - but it hasn't really), as well as the price of gold (which he said would skyrocket - which it has but maybe not in full measure).
The book only looks at one side of the supply and dmeand curve at a time and holds the other constant to make all his conclusions. He makse some decent points by doing this, and it makes you think, but untimatily once you think about it, he comes off as a scammer.
The book just falls short of being creditable because of the above and lack of documented proof.
Well, mr Schiff has been right haven't he? And the read of the audio version is also quite good.
This was an excellent book and was well worth listening too. It should be mandatory reading for everyone. You will not be disappointed with this book.