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  • Red Alert

  • How China's Growing Prosperity Threatens the American Way of Life
  • By: Stephen Leeb, Gregory Dorsey
  • Narrated by: Brian Bascle
  • Length: 7 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 55
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 48
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 47

The American Dream is close to being replaced by a living nightmare. Key commodities that are essential to our daily lives and that are widely believed to be abundant are running critically short. Even worse, the Chinese are doing what they can to monopolize the world's dwindling resources. The U.S. is now largely dependent on our greatest economic rival for rare earth elements as well as a host of other minerals - all of which are absolutely essential to the development of alternative energies....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Book

  • By Scott on 01-23-12

Scary!

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-17-11

The last book I read was Mao : The Unknown Story, this is almost as scary. I recommend you listen to it. Would have been nice to have a few more facts about Chinas current finantial situation, but I guess this book is focusing on the long term 5/10/20 years.

3 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • The Great Crash Ahead

  • Strategies for a World Turned Upside Down
  • By: Harry S. Dent
  • Narrated by: Harry S. Dent
  • Length: 12 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 72
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 57
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 57

From the bestselling author of The Roaring 2000s and The Great Depression Ahead comes a work that looks forward, showing listeners how to weather the storm in this new economy that is going to get much worse in the years ahead.

In his most recent New York Times best-selling work, The Great Depression Ahead, Harry S. Dent predicted the debt crisis that would ensue in the wake of the government’s failed stimulus plan. Dent’s investment advice sees no place to hide....

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Blinding Glimpse of the Obvious ("BGO")

  • By Dan on 04-01-12

Good read(lsiten)

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-11-11

Lots of into in the book it presents a different idea to what the the gold bugs are harping on about now.

I would have like a few more specifics about exactly what is limiting the fed / treasury from inflating themselfs out of this debt bubble. Sure it will have horrible consequences. But does that mean they won't do it?

What is stopping the fed from further expanding its balance sheet and buying huge amounts of bonds?

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Confessions of an Economic Hitman

  • By: John Perkins
  • Narrated by: Brian Emerson
  • Length: 9 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,007
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,470
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,469

"Economic hit men," John Perkins writes, "are highly paid professionals who cheat countries around the globe out of trillions of dollars. Their tools include fraudulent financial reports, rigged elections, payoffs, extortion, sex, and murder."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Story for people have traveled

  • By Robert P. on 06-24-09

Worth a listen

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-13-11

I think many points were mentioned in this book that are undoubtedly true. This book exposes the flaws of the current system and how some peoples greed can lead to others misery. Hopefully one day a mechanism will be implemented to ensure that the minority benefit from the minority greed.

The government needs to educate people on the consequences of their actions and ban or heavily tax product that result in environmental degradation.