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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (235 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Peter Schiff Narrator: Oliver Wyman Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged edition Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2012 ISBN: 9781427222947
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You might be thinking everything’s okay: the stock market is on the rise, jobs are growing, the worst of it is over._x000D_ _x000D_ _x000D_ _x000D_ You’d be wrong._x000D_ _x000D_ _x000D_ _x000D_ In The Real Crash, New York Times bestselling 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. _x000D_ _x000D_ _x000D_ _x000D_ We’re in hock to China, we can’t afford the homes we own, and the entire premise of our currency---backed by the full faith and credit of the United States---is false. Our system is broken, Schiff says, and there are only two paths forward. The one we’re on now leads to a currency and sovereign debt crisis that will utterly destroy our economy and impoverish the vast majority of our citizens. _x000D_ _x000D_ _x000D_ _x000D_ However, if we change course, the road ahead will be a bit rockier at first, but the final destination will be far more appealing. If we want to avoid complete collapse, we must drastically reduce government spending---eliminate entire agencies, end costly foreign military escapades and focus only on national defense---and stop student loan or mortgage interest deductions, as well as drug wars and bank-and-business bailouts. We must also do what no politician or pundit has proposed: America should declare bankruptcy, default on its debts, and reform our system from the ground up._x000D_ _x000D_ _x000D_ _x000D_ Persuasively argued and provocative, The Real Crash explains how we got into this mess, how we might get out of it, and what happens if we don’t. And, with wisdom born from having predicted the Crash of 2008, Peter Schiff explains how to protect yourself, your family, your money, and your country against what he predicts. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michael | 2/8/2014

    " Probably the best book for a case by case discussion on eliminating most gov't programs and what the results would be (cause/effect). I think the author is obviously biased (right) and does little to assail the massive GOP spending of the past decade. That said, fans of Ayn Rand, will find this a good book to help their cause or discussion for limited and effective gov't. I think there is almost NO CHANCE any of these ideas will see the light of day. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Eric Molicki | 1/20/2014

    " While Schiff is very good at identifying what's going on and what is likely to come economically, "the market" is not the answer to everything. Some solutions I liked. Others were proposed with federalism trumping morality. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nathan | 1/6/2014

    " If you've read some of Peter Schiff's books, then the first part will seem repetitive. However, I really like how he talked about things besides money... like education, foreign policy, and freedom. Definitely a very libertarian thinker like me and willing to talk about things that are not politically correct. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris Rietmann | 1/4/2014

    " you can read this before or after the crash - a great study in the Austrian School, common sense and some sound investment advice if it happens or not. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tamarack | 12/24/2013

    " The first part of the book was excellent and to the point. I found myself having to force myself through some of the subsequent chapters but I am very glad I did. A serious and important read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Debbie | 12/13/2013

    " I agree with Dr. Doom about 95%. The history of the ecomony cured my insomnia. He must be watching Doomesday Preppers. I disagree on his views about higher education. He is probably correct in his predictions but if it is accurate we will be living in a very bad world. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mdehmlow | 12/11/2013

    " Great comprehensive overview of the "government bubble" currently shoring up our economy and how excessive government intervention is only prolonging a collapse. The last chapter is mostly a promo for the author's investment services though, and I could have done without it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emily Tsesmeloglou | 11/30/2013

    " I enjoyed The Real Crash a lot more than I did Crash Proof (though really they are not necessarily comparable). I love his policy suggestions for fixing the mess we are in. And as always, Peter Schiff is really entertaining. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mikko Arevuo | 11/2/2013

    " A no-nonse book about the forthcoming crash as a result of US government indebtedness. Peter demonstrates sound economic thinking for a generalist reader. The prose is slightly hectoring, but I am sure that was his intention. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brian Katz | 7/23/2013

    " Another excellent job by Peter. A few odd points here and there, but a great read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Eric Urzada | 6/28/2013

    " If you want an interesting read, read the first book- not this follow on. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joseph A. | 4/17/2013

    " Excellent book from the man who has predicted everything. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michael Mowad | 9/29/2012

    " Great book on why we are in the mess we're in, but I expected more advice on how to prepare for the inevitable bankruptcy of our country. If you want to understand our deficit spending, read this book. Also, it was a little too politically skewed. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 LasVegasBookie | 7/6/2012

    " Read this book. If the poor editing doesn't drive you crazy, then thank the heavens for the poor education you probably received post-1970. Overall, though, I think the information gained is well worth the effort. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeremy Wise | 6/28/2012

    " Peter does an incredible job describing where we are at financially as a country, how we got here, and what it will take to right the ship. His honesty and bluntness are a refreshing change from the typical Washington politicians who refuse to deal with the real crises we're facing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bharath | 6/26/2012

    " A true insight into what can be done to fix the financial mess in US. Peter Schiff explains why this problem will culminate into bigger issues in future. A very interesting book to read and be prepared when the crash does happen. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeff Stiles | 6/2/2012

    " Great insight from one of the few that predicted our current financial crisis. Also, a great primer on libertarian thought. "

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About the Narrator

Oliver Wyman is an actor and award-winning audiobook narrator. His first full-length audiobook, It’s Not about the Bike, won an Audie Award. Quickly renowned for his versatility, he went on to win several Audie Awards and seventeen AudioFile Earphones Awards in genres ranging from drama and humor to nonfiction and children’s stories.