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Gilbert

Greensboro, NC, United States

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  • The Real Crash: America's Coming Bankruptcy - How to Save Yourself and Your Country

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Peter Schiff
    • Narrated By Oliver Wyman
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    In The Real Crash, New York Times best-selling author Peter D. Schiff argues that America is enjoying a government-inflated bubble, one that reality will explode... with disastrous consequences for the economy and for each of us. Schiff demonstrates how the infusion of billions of dollars of stimulus money has only dug a deeper hole: The United States government simply spends too much and does not collect enough money to pay its debts, and in the end, Americans from all walks of life will face a crushing consequence.

    John says: "Important Book with Somewhat Misleading Title"
    "A great introduction for beginners"
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    What did you love best about The Real Crash?

    It explains the origins of the Federal Reserve, our tax system, goes into depth about the current/past recessions, gives detailed plans about how to improve/fix the system we have while considering the consequences of both continuing on the path we're on...and the consequences of changing things in such a way that the market becomes stable.
    It does all of this while remaining easy to comprehend and at times entertaining.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Real Crash?

    I began listening during the drive back to North Carolina from our trip to Atlanta while my wife and daughter slept. After about 3 hours into the drive, my wife wakes up...apparently listening to the audio while she slept. Normally she doesn't follow the economics behind the political decisions made by our elected officials, but she understood and was captivated enough to stay up and continue to listen for the next two hours.
    She's opening her own audio account and purchasing the hardcover of the book, just so she can listen to the rest of the book during her own free time. That says quite a bit!


    Which character – as performed by Oliver Wyman – was your favorite?

    I'd assume Oliver played the role of Peter Schiff, and he did a great job. At times, his voice changed and I assumed that another voice actor relieved him and that threw me off. Overall, it did not harm the importance of the subject matter


    Any additional comments?

    I'm a former mechanical engineering/mathematics minor student that did not finish school and currently works as a security officer for the North American headquarters of one of the largest international corporations in the world. During the course of the last 7 years, while trying to decide to finish my degree, I've done my own research and study into economics and found the Austrian theory to be most in tune with my personal philosophy. Not only did this book reaffirm my feelings on the subject of economics, but it has inspired me to make the decision to finish school and change my major into either accounting or a field in economics.
    Whle the decision is mine alone, the affirmed confidence in my theories into how and why the economy got to this point contributed inot me making that decision and I greatly appreciate it. Who knows, I might meet Peter Schiff one day

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