It was easy to understand and was mostly free from technical gibberish.
It painted a clear and disturbing picture which will impact on all of us.
I liked it especially in that they do not expect you to just accept their conclusion; they give you their reasoning and it is their well thought out reasing which is really valuable.
It is mostly common sense - but it helps you to see through the BS that is fed to the public which prevents a public uproar.
I found the book highly profitable. I was going to buy into the US property market; but after hearing Aftershock, I have abadoned that idea. It has also helped me see why my shares were doing poorly. The Macro picture is vital to micro investing.
The chapter about economics and new theories etc was not as engaging as the first part of the book.
The Narator was excellent
Well worth the time.
It could save you thousands of dollars
Just some guy that likes to listen to things that inspire thought. I've grown tired of the insipidness of music and opinion pieces that now pass for "news". Just looking for inspiration and education.
While I like a lot of the education that comes with learning how and why the American economy may soon fail, I sorta felt like I was being sold GOLD. Seems like 2/3 of the second part was BUY GOLD, BUY GOLD, BUY GOLD.
If nothing else, the book does make perfect sense on why the economy is about to fail, but I feel like buying gold is somewhat pointless. The strenuous viewpoint on divesting on real estate seems a bit like flawed logic. They also say to sell your home and just rent. If the economy fails, people will need a place to live. Seems like rentals would be a rock-solid industry. Even if they can't pay in cash, it sets up an excellent opportunity to barter.
I liked the book. Not sure if it'll be as doom and gloom as the author would like to believe.
How the American economy has gone wrong.
Re-balance my portfolio
Yes. Because it is rich in vital financial information. If the authors are accurate in their prophecy of doom, only a fool would hear and not prepare.
There weren't any characters really to choose from. Just a few anecdotal short stories of a few people. One of which, saved only half his assets because he doubted the information he was given. Another was a woman who liquidated some or most of her valuable art pieces and was grateful that she did.
I have never heard of him prior to this performance; but he was very good.
The dollar's impending destruction, and what I should be doing to prepare for that era on the horizon. As a result of this information, I actually sold out of some of my stock holdings, and invested into to physical gold backed gold ETFs. Both are up already by several dollars, and I have not had them three weeks yet.
This book is extremely important for the near and destructive future; yet many will not receive it. "He that has an ear, let him hear..."
Life is a journey, enjoy it......because one day it will all end.
The information and the way the author breaks down aspects of economics.
During the reading of this book, certain events started to happen just as the author said it would.
Very good. Easy to listen to.
That gold was going to run a ten year bubble.......very curious to see if it happens.
I would recommend this as a read whether you believe their theory or not. Once you get past their plugs, the information makes you look at things from a different angle. I am definately a bull investor, but after listening it made me look at possibilities of alternative exit strategies that could make me more money.
I don't doubt the authors research or predicitons. According to the authors we're in for a really rough ride and nothing can really be done about it. How sad, what a great country we once were. Happy Independence Day!
I just thank God that America, the world for that matter, are in His hands and not really predictable at all. Peace out!
Some of the narrative is self-serving endorsements of the authors financial consulting-- but, the balance of the book addresses the economical collapses that may occur (if our economy is living within several interlocked bubbles) and the pending impacts of those collapse events. Whether you buy into the premise that our economy is existing within several interlocking bubbles or not-- this book gives you some valuable food for thought.
I felt this was a very informative and eye-opening book. The narration was well done and easy to listen to. I learned a lot about economics in general that I did not previously understand and I think the author has made some very good points that are hard to argue with. It all makes sense to me and I intend to weigh the advice carefully. The author gained my trust at the end of chapter five where he states "It's not really about the money. Remember, the potential for happiness is actually always available to us because it comes, not from money or from things, but from other people." In the middle of a book that's all about making and keeping your money, that statement says volumes about the character of the author. I would highly recommend listening to it and weighing the words carefully.
Book was very interesting, if you discount the shameless self-promotion and sales--pitching of the author's investment services and website. Narration was very annoying. The narrator clicks his mouse every few seconds which is very audible on the recording. Get's on your nerves after a while. Very distracting.
Christopher Kipiniak would be fine as a narrator if he wouldn't click his mouse every few seconds during the recording - I guess he is advancing his screen a line at a time...very annoying.
Provides an easy to understand illustration of the economic forces that underlie our ability to get jobs, buy products, save and invest in the bubble popping of the mortgage market, as well as in the coming debt bubble and dollar bubble.
Comparing it to The Lords of Finance, and How Goldman Sachs Came to Rule the World are most helpful for understanding the global economy, and comparing it to Reich's Aftershock is great as a political comparison as that book has a clear political leaning to the left.
Read with emphasis on the meaning of what what being read.
The clarity with which folks participate in different roles, such as cheerleaders for the status quo of how to understand the present economic forces and how they differ to previous market cycles.
a great read
The Multi-Bubble Economy Theory expounded in this book may sound simplistic and ridiculous but it is actually a brilliant Economic theory, that perfectly models all the complexities of the modern free market economy. It may not be supported by confusing Mathematics, but the idea of multiple bubbles expanding is so intuitive and easy to visualize it must be correct. This is the most groundbreaking work since the contributions of Adam Smith. Multi-Bubbles are so comprehensive an explanation they can be applied to just about anything. In fact if you look as hard as the authors have for things to label as bubbles you will be seeing bubbles everywhere. Not only was there an internet bubble, and a housing bubble, there was also a government bubble, a bond bubble, a military bubble, a bubble bubble and a gangman style bubble. Its so exciting, i’m in a lather just thinking about it.
Now, to the core prediction of the Bubble Theory, the absolute certainty of out of control inflation, greater than 10%, as a result of massive government stimulus and money printing. The authors were able to pinpoint exactly the time it takes for the inflation to begin after the money printing begins. The crystal bubble ball says that it can never take more than two years for the inflation to appear. Now since it has been over four years since quantitative easing began, and inflation has been quite stable, one might say that this book's bubble must have popped. But I say no, I say perhaps if you look more deeply you will see more bubbles. A bubble of lies, and a bubble of deceit by the government bubble.
Now that we know that high inflation is certain (and has already begun in a bubble of secrecy), and that all of our money will lose much of its value shortly. Let us review the fantastic two pronged approach the authors propose to help protect ourselves. First we should sell all of our real estate and other hard assets and deposit our rapidly devaluing money into savings accounts. Second we should invest our money in the authors’ financial service products. The authors’ advice to stress savings as a hedge to inflation may seem counter intuitive, but it is actually brilliant. How else would they have sold so many of these books?