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Author: Addison Wiggin, Kate Incontrera Narrator: Sean Pratt Publisher: Recorded Books: Gildan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2008 ISBN: 9781596592896
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The United States has been spending its way deeper and deeper into the red, and saddling future generations with the mess—but who's paying attention? To answer that question, the companion audio book to the critically acclaimed documentary I.O.U.S.A. talks with some of the most revered voices in the nation, including Warren Buffett; former Treasury Secretaries Paul O’Neill and Robert Rubin; Pete Peterson, CEO of The Blackstone Group; Congressman Ron Paul (R-Texas); and bestselling Empire of Debt author Bill Bonner. Armed with these interviews, historical references, and damning statistics, the audio book takes a lively and entertaining romp through the four deficits the nation faces: the budget deficit, the personal savings deficit, the trade deficit—and what former U.S. Comptroller General David Walker, who resigned abruptly in 2008 over Congress’s lack of action, calls the “leadership deficit” in Washington. Defiantly non-partisan, the empowering solutions outlined in this audio are a must-listen for any American who wants to help change “business-as-usual” in Washington as a new administration heads towards the Oval Office. “We the People” can get our politicians to stop spending, promote responsible economic programs, and hand our children and grandchildren the secure future they deserve. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • I.O.U.S.A. is a clear, cogent and compelling primer on contemporary American economics and the not-so-small matter of how we ended up at the edge of a precipice.”

    Toronto Star on the theatrical version

  • An Inconvenient Truth for the economy.”

    Washington Post on the theatrical version

  • “An alternately amusing and alarming primer on America’s off-the-charts fiscal irresponsibility.”

    Justin Chang,

  • “The next president better take this seriously, or I fear that we’ll be in a much worse situation than a recession.”

    David Walker, former Comptroller General of the United States

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jef | 4/18/2013

    " scary, and mostly true, i think. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mylinda | 10/21/2012

    " So far this book has opened my eyes further to the many lies that our elected leaders keep feeding us about the economy, debt, inflation, etc. I knew some of this before starting to read, but the examples and what certain people and groups are doing is just astounding. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Danjel | 6/3/2012

    " On the rare occasion a movie is better than a book. This, for me, was one of those occasions. The movie was much more terrifying. Both, however, got the message across. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brian | 12/23/2011

    " In America, we are travelling down an unsustainable economic path. Entitlement programs are mortgaging the wealth of future generations. Interesting read that spells out the course we are on. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lynn | 12/13/2011

    " I didn't learn much from this. The movie may be better. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jim | 7/1/2011

    " Definitely an eye opening view of how debt will affect us all. The book is intended as a bit of a supplement to the documentary, as the first half is dedicated to the concept, and the second half is interviews with folks about the debt situation. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jason | 6/20/2011

    " Pretty cool book, has interviews from several very influential economists and influential policy makers....I enjoyed it, and it was a very easy read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Beau | 5/4/2011

    " The book was alright but the movie was mind-blowing and should be required viewing. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Heidi | 3/31/2011

    " Best see the movie...this book seemed to cover the making and essence of the movie and was hard to focus on the point--the U.S. debt is overwhelming. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Howell | 6/17/2010

    " Go to the website and watch a snippet from the movie. Highly recommend the book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jarrod | 10/25/2008

    " I read the book, probably should have seen the movie instead. The interviews are the most interesting part and why I check the book out in the first place "

About the Author

Addison Wiggin is the executive publisher at Agora Financial, an investment research firm based in Baltimore, Maryland. Agora publishes The Daily Reckoning, a financial newsletter with more than 500,000 readers in the United States, Great Britain, and Australia. It has received praise from mainstream publications, including MoneyNew York Times Magazine, and Mr. Wiggin is the coauthor of the international bestsellers Financial Reckoning Day and Empire of Debt. He is also the executive producer of the feature-length documentary film I.O.U.S.A., which was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival.

About the Narrator

Sean Pratt, a working actor for over twenty-five years, has performed at numerous regional theaters around the country. He is the author of To Be or Wanna Be, and he has recorded over seven hundred books in just about every genre, earning eight AudioFile Earphones Awards and four Audie Award nominations.