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America's Bubble Economy: Profit When It Pops

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Have You Noticed The Economic Bubbles Yet?

  • Real estate is overpriced and beginning to fall
  • The Dollar is on the decline
  • Consumer Debt is at an all-time high
  • Our International Trade Deficit is massive
  • Our National Debt is now more than $8 trillion total and growing at an astronomical $7 billion per week


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Have You Noticed The Economic Bubbles Yet?

  • Real estate is overpriced and beginning to fall
  • The Dollar is on the decline
  • Consumer Debt is at an all-time high
  • Our International Trade Deficit is massive
  • Our National Debt is now more than $8 trillion total and growing at an astronomical $7 billion per week

While most people ignore the warning signs, those who move quickly and correctly can position themselves now to cover assets and profit from what will be the biggest economic challenge—and wealth-building opportunity—of our times.

"A sobering financial wakeup call for all Americans."
—C. Thomas McMillen, Rhodes Scholar and former three-term U.S. congressman

"Whether you think it goes too far or hits a bull's eye, America's Bubble Economy presents a riveting argument for what may be coming and how to make the most of it."
—Philip J. Gross, former CFO, America Online

"Sound advice in these times, America's Bubble Economy delivers what we need to hear. Its prognosis may be harsh, but these insights are astute, logical, and compelling."
—Dr. Rodney Stevenson, Professor of Economics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, past president of the Association for Evolutionary Economics

"Finally, a way to profit from the government's reckless spending habits!"
—Jim Goldinger, Managing Director, TD Capital Ventures

"More roadmap than crystal ball, this book doesn't simply advise a reader what's coming; it tells a reader exactly how to plan and respond. That it manages to predict an awfully troubling near future while still managing to be readable and even funny in spots is no mean feat."
—Ken Kurson, co-author with Rudy Giuliani of the No. 1 bestseller Leadership, and financial columnist at Esquire

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Editorial Reviews

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WORRIED ABOUT THE HOUSING BUBBLE? You should be, but don't let it monopolize your agita. There are four other bubbles also deserving of attention, according to America's Bubble Economy: a stock-market bubble, a foreigner-supported-dollar bubble, a consumer-debt bubble and a U.S.-debt bubble. When the five collide in a "bubblequake," the book's authors predict, the air will rush out of the pumped-up U.S. economy, deflating the average American's assets and standard of living.
But not to panic. America's Bubble Economy has a subtitle: Profit When It Pops. Eric Janszen, one of its four authors, suggests keeping 10%-15% of your assets in gold, which he sees rising "to a peak price of $2,500 to $3,000'' an ounce. Janszen et al. also recommend eurobonds and euro-denominated exchange-traded funds, because most of Europe isn't as indebted as the U.S. and its main currency should outperform the dollar.
A former venture capitalist and founder of the financial Website iTulip, Janszen says the U.S. is repeating errors of the Nixon era, including massive government deficits, under-funded entitlements and an unpopular war the government can't fund with higher taxes or special bonds. Throw in today's growing global demand for commodities, and "... all roads still lead to inflation, whether due to energy costs, unfunded deficits or dollar-currency risks," he says.
Janszen, who was rightly skeptical of the Internet craze early-on, tells Barron's that the current stock-market bubble is "a reflection of monetary inflation" rather than future earnings. A more normal trendline, he says, would put the Dow at about half its present level, or 6,000. Now, that's something to worry about.
—Susan Witty (Barron's, November 13, 2006)

Chosen by Kiplinger’s as one of the 30 Best Business Books of 2007

Paul Farrell, Senior Columnist at Dow Jones MarketWatch said on February 12, 2008, "In short, America's Bubble Economy's prediction, though ignored, was accurate."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471753674
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 10/6/2006
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 637,421
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

DAVID WIEDEMER, PhD, is a groundbreaking evolutionary economist who created the rigorous economic analysis on which this book is based. He received a PhD in economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dr. Wiedemer has held senior management positions with several Washington, DC–area high technology companies and holds thirteen domestic and international patents on information technology.

ROBERT A. WIEDEMER, brings to the team the real-world business knowledge and investment understanding that comes from founding a NASDAQ-listed information services company. He is currently President of a business valuation firm that is the primary business valuation advisor for the U.S. Small Business Administration's Small Business Investment Company division (the largest fund of venture capital funds in the world).

CINDY SPITZER is an award-winning writer who has contributed to the Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Newsweek, and many other publications and books, including the original Chicken Soup for the Soul.

ERIC JANSZEN is one of the nation's leading financial bubble experts, having written extensively on the Internet bubble and developed the popular Web site,, which has been praised by the New York Times, BusinessWeek, National Public Radio, and CNBC. He has also been CEO of two venture-backed companies and managing director of Osborn Capital from 1998 to 2001. On his iTulip Web site, he called the top of the dot com bubble in March 2000 and recommended moving from cash to gold in 2001 when gold bottomed.

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Table of Contents



Part One: America’s Bubble Economy.

Chapter 1: Executive Summary.

Chapter 2: Bubble Blind.

Chapter 3: Bubblequake.

Chapter 4: What!? You Mean We’re Not King of the World!?

Part Two: Profit When It Pops with Alternative Investments.

Chapter 5: Cashing in on Chaos.

Chapter 6: Gold for People Who Hate Gold by Eric Janszen.

Chapter 7: Survive and Thrive.

Part Three: The Really Big “Big Picture.”

Chapter 8: The View from 30,000 Feet.


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  • Posted November 13, 2008

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    A beginner¿s book about bubbles

    This simple book with a catchy title explains how the U.S. became susceptible to a variety of rapidly popping financial bubbles that will all have unhappy endings. David Wiedemer, Robert A. Wiedemer, Cindy Spitzer and Eric Janszen have made their book easy to read, and it certainly describes the current forces at work on Wall Street. Yet, like other predictive books, it goes into more speculative detail than needed in the first section, which considers what factors could trigger a multistage bubble collapse. Readers may find the details in the book¿s second half more useful. It explains the investment vehicles that the authors believe could provide some upside protection when the bubbles burst. getAbstract recommends this intriguing, start-up introduction as an accessible first course on market survival, though it seems to need more extensive source citations. Such notes would have made this even more authoritative.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 21, 2006

    Clear sound advice WITH a humoristic side!

    It's all about the right time, the right place. But that in itself won't help. Like all successes in life, it is about individuals taking action now to protect assets plus being part of the biggest wealth building boom of our time! It certainly is a wake-up call!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 20, 2006

    Very Thought Provoking

    This book was very easy to read and understand. The use of statistics, graphs and figures to back up claims and add visual interest makes the information understandable. This book is visionary and we plan to put to use the information we gained by reading it. I am Democrat, husband a Republican and we both really enjoyed reading and discussing this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 2, 2006

    Recommended Only for the Uninformed

    This book does provide some good information for those who do not know about the bubble economy we are in. But if you have any knowledge of it, this book comes up short because it does not provide the detail needed to truly understand both the short and long term problems for America. So for the less informed I would recommend it but not for those who have an idea what is going on. My rating is therefore 3.5. If you are not that informed, this book might be a good starter book to read before reading 'America's Financial Apocalypse' which is way more detailed and covers the short and longer term and gives excellent investment strategies. If you read both books like I have you will understand what I mean.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 20, 2006

    A Timely Book for All Smart Entrepreneurs

    This book is timely, relevant and on-target. It offers knowledge that only accredited investors and billionaires usually know. Now, they offer it to the masses in step-by-step way to show how anyone can protect their assets and even profit from the Near Coming Financial Meltdown in the next three years. If you want to be one of the winners . Devour this book and apply it.

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