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Bestselling author and financial guru Harry Dent shows why we’re facing a “great deflation” after five years of desperate stimulus—and what to do about it now

Throughout his long career as an economic forecaster, Harry Dent has relied on a not-so-secret weapon: demographics. Studying the predictable things people do as they age is the ultimate tool for understanding trends. For instance, Dent can tell a client exactly when people will spend the most on potato chips. And he can explain why our economy has risen and fallen with the peak spending of generations, and why we now face a growing demographic cliff with the accelerating retirement of the Baby Boomers around the world.

Dent predicted the impact of the Boomers hitting their highest growth in spending in the 1990s, when most economists saw the United States declining. And he anticipated the decline of Japan in the 1990s, when economists were proclaiming it would overtake the U.S. economy.

But now, Dent argues, the fundamental demographics have turned against the United States and will hit more countries ahead. Inflation rises when a larger than usual block of younger people enter the workforce, and it wanes when large numbers of older people retire, downsize their homes, and cut their spending. The mass retirement of the Boomers won’t just hold back inflation; it and massive debt deleveraging will actually cause deflation—weakening the economy the most from 2014 into 2019.

Dent explores the implications of his controversial predictions. He offers advice on retirement planning, health care, real estate, education, investing, and business strategies. For instance...

• Businesses should get lean and mean now. Identify segments that you can clearly dominate and sell off or shut down others. If you don’t, the economy will do it for you, more painfully and less profitably.

• Investors should sell stocks by mid-January 2014 and look to buy them back in 2015 or later at a Dow as low as 5,800.

• Families should wait to buy real estate in areas where home prices have gone back to where the bubble started in early 2000.

• Governments need to stop the endless stimulus that creates more bubbles and kills the middle class, and should assist in restructuring the unprecedented debt bubble of 1983–2008.

Dent shows that if you take the time to understand demographic data, using it to your advantage isn’t all that difficult. By following his suggestions, listeners will be able to find the upside to the downturn and learn how to survive and prosper during the most challenging years ahead.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Provocative: a bad-case, if not worst-case, scenario that portends tough times ahead. Let’s hope Dent is erring on the side of pessimism.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “Harry Dent adds the reality of aging societies and slowing demographic trends to show why such reckless debt-driven policies are certain to fail.”

    David Stockman, New York Times bestselling author of The Great Deformation: The Corruption of Capitalism in America

  • “With this riveting book, esteemed economic forecaster and visionary Harry Dent has produced a must read for the next decade and beyond. It will keep you flying high while the rest of the world tumbles blindly through the turbulence.”

    George Gilder, New York Times bestselling author of Wealth and Poverty

  • “[Harry Dent] has accurately predicted the 1990s surging markets, Japan’s twenty-year economic tailspin, and the US market peak in 2007. His ability to help people understand, in simple terms, some of the most important forces that have helped shape our economy is invaluable. Read this book and find out what impact Harry believes demographics will have on our economy in the coming years.”

    Anthony Robbins, entrepreneur, author, and peak performance strategist

  • “This is a must-read book for prospering in the debt crisis ahead.”

    John Mauldin, New York Times bestselling author of End Game

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About the Author

Harry S. Dent, Jr., is recognized as one of the most reliable economic and business trend forecasters of our time. He has been profiled and quoted in Fortune, Business Week, the Wall Street Journal, Investors Business Daily, and Entrepreneur and regularly appears on CNN, Fox, and CNBC. He is a Fortune 100 consultant, small business manager, new venture investor, and noted speaker and has a Harvard MBA. He stood virtually alone in forecasting the unanticipated boom of the 1990s in his book The Great Boom Ahead. He also predicted a downturn in the US that would start around 2008. In 1989, when Japan looked invincible, he forecasted that the Land of the Rising Sun was on the verge of a 12–14-year downturn, which followed in short order. He offers a refreshingly understandable view of how the economy works and suggests practical applications at all levels, uniquely using the science of demographics to identify changing trends and opportunities. He has proven that by using his approach to understanding the economy you can foresee the key economic trends that will impact your life, your business, and your investments over the rest of your life.