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Author: William Bonner, Addison Wiggin Narrator: Sean Pratt Publisher: Recorded Books: Gildan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Agora Series Release Date: November 2009 ISBN: 9781596594852
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“The Golden Age of American capitalism is over. …In the space of half a century it passed from gold, to silver, to paper, and is now somewhere between plastic and navel lint.”- From The New Empire of Debt In the last half of 2008, the Empire of Debt received the margin call from Hell. Now, all of its citizens are asked to pay up as the U.S. economy stumbles down a dangerous path of financial turmoil. What exactly went wrong? When things are good, people tend to believe the most outrageous things—that the financial sector could get rich by lending money to people who couldn’t pay it back, and that a whole economy could flourish by luring consumers to spend more than they could afford. These hallucinations created an immense worldwide bubble of debt and dollars. And now—with the U.S. government inflating the biggest bubble in public debt the world has ever seen—a financial whirlpool has formed and threatened to drag the entire country down the drain. In The New Empire of Debt, the internationally acclaimed author team of William Bonner and Addison Wiggin return to reveal how the epic financial bubble that is plaguing the United States will soon bring an end to this once great empire. They offer a frightening look at the United States' precarious position and discuss how government control of the economy and financial system-combined with unfettered deficit spending and gluttonous consumption-has ravaged the business environment, devastated consumer confidence, and pushed the global economy to the brink. They warn of the dangers that lie ahead and offer practical advice to protect your financial well-being as the American empire collapses upon itself. You’ll discover that you don’t have to tie your own fate to the inevitable destruction of America’s system of imperial finance. Instead you can take some simple steps to weather the crisis. Bonner and Wiggin have been studying the financial landscape for more than twenty years. Now, they not only show you how we got into this mess, but how to get yourself out of it. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “A fantastic book. It’s thoughtful, erudite, witty, well written, practical … and spot-on. If you value your financial health, you’ll read it from cover to cover. Now!”

    Doug Casey, chairman, Casey Research, LLC, and author of Crisis Investing

  • “Instead of trade and work, imperialism breeds militarism, inflation, and debt, as Bonner and Wiggin show. Yet there is a golden hope in freedom and honest money.”

    Llewellyn H. Rockwell Jr., president, Ludwig von Mises Institute

  • “Now perhaps someone will finally listen!”

    Jim Rogers, author of Investment Biker and Adventure Capitalist

  • “This is a powerful book. In addition to its depth, it is well written, well documented, and vastly readable…It should be made mandatory reading in most circles. Read it, and your views of the world around you will no longer be the same.”

    Nassim Nicholas Taleb, author of The Black Swan

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christopher | 1/12/2010

    " Good one-liners, pretty good flow to it but just seemed about 75 pages too long?! It sure summed up the mess America got itself in through years of neglect. "

About the Author

William Bonner is president and CEO of Agora Publishing, one of the world’s largest financial newsletter companies. He is the creator of The Daily Reckoning, a financial newsletter with more than 500,000 readers. Bonner is also the coauthor of the international bestsellers Financial Reckoning Day and Empire of Debt.

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.