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The Day After the Dollar Crashes: A Survival Guide for the Rise of the New World Order [NOOK Book]

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How to profit from the events leading up to the likely collapse of the U.S. dollar

Society is at a crossroads. Here at home and around the world, we are living in a manner that is absolutely, unconditionally, irrevocably unsustainable. The Day After the Dollar Crashes: A Survival Guide for the Rise of the New World Order outlines the kinds of events that could trigger a global economic collapse, describing in detail the events that are likely to occur just prior to, during, and ...

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Overview

How to profit from the events leading up to the likely collapse of the U.S. dollar

Society is at a crossroads. Here at home and around the world, we are living in a manner that is absolutely, unconditionally, irrevocably unsustainable. The Day After the Dollar Crashes: A Survival Guide for the Rise of the New World Order outlines the kinds of events that could trigger a global economic collapse, describing in detail the events that are likely to occur just prior to, during, and immediately following such a total collapse. It also explains how investors can profit and support a sustainable future by anticipating social trends.

  • Describes what government can do now to soften the dollar's fall later
  • Details how to lead the charge to introduce innovations and solutions to meet the inevitable challenges of new kinds of economic forces
  • Reveals how to profit by changing expectations and taking action to align investments with reality

The Day After the Dollar Crashes tears away the illusions generated by politicians, media, and the financial industry to show how investors can position themselves to survive and thrive in a New World Order.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"This is the only person I have heard who seems to have the total picture and the guts or the insanity to actually say it out loud."—Glenn Beck

"This book is a MUST READ for everyone—especially those who still believe Big Government can solve all our debt problems, forever postpon the day of reckoning, and grow even bigger in the years ahead!" —Martin D. Weiss, New York Times bestselling author

"This powerful book tears away the illusions generated by politicians, media, and the financial industry in their efforts to maintain the status quo. So many years ago, Damon and I felt this would end badly, but we never thought it would get to this extreme. He puts into words what too many people don't want to think about or prepare for. The Day After the Dollar Crashes is a must for anyone who wants to survive and prosper in today's unstable economy."—David Tice, President, Tice Capital LLC

"Damon Vickers wants you prepared for an unpredictable future. Are you? If not, time to wake up."—Michael W. Covel, Bestselling Author of Trend Following and The Complete Turtle Trader

"The Day After the Dollar Crashes is Vickers at his best. He lays out the facts in his characteristically straightforward, no-nonsense style. He develops his thesis in compelling, short, to-the-point chapters—and he has plenty of concrete suggestions for personal survival—as well as a plan for how we might be able to turn it all around and create a new and sustainable world society."—Ed Seykota

"Though we differ on solutions, Vickers' well argued financial warnings are miles ahead of the 'everything is fine' crowd."—Robert Prechter, Elliott Wave International

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118023587
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 1/19/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 835,034
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Damon Vickers is Chief Investment Officer of Damon Vickers & Co., an investment firm located in Seattle, Washington. In the 1990s, Vickers and his customers were early investors in such companies as Starbucks Coffee, Cisco Systems, and Amazon.com, to name a few. Mr. Vickers predicted the top of the equities markets in 2000, and in 2008, during the worst market year since 1987, a private fund, initially capitalized by Mr. Vickers, enjoyed returns of 63 percent. A frequent guest on financial television such as CNBC, Bloomberg, Fox Business, and BNN in Canada, Mr. Vickers has also been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, and other widely read publications.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xiii

Introduction xv

Chapter 1 We Are in Deep Trouble and We're Not Alone 1

Today's Reality 1

We Are Not a Going Concern 3

We Are a Society Dependent on Entitlements 5

Our Aging Population Is Expensive 8

We Are Digging a Hole to China with Unfunded Debt 12

We Export Our Consumer-Oriented Lifestyle to the Rest of the World 14

We Cannot Compete Globally Due to the Disparity in Wages 15

We Have Used Up Our Grace Period 19

We Produce Food That Impairs Our Health and Depletes Our Treasury 21

We Are What We Eat, Breathe, and Drink—and It Is Costing Us a Fortune 23

We Are Jeopardizing Our Life Support Systems 24

Glenn Beck and Me, Talkin' 'Bout a Revolution 27

We Can Be an Ostrich or a Hero 31

Chapter 2 We Need to End Our Dependent Lifestyle 33

We Need to End Our Dependence on Our Addictions 34

We Need to End Our Dependency on Our Credit Cards 37

We Need to End Our Dependence on Unsustainable Entitlements 39

We Need to Stop Depending on the Government to Tell Us What Is Healthy 42

We Need to End Our Dependence on Imported Energy and Fuels 43

We Need to Reduce Our Dependent Prison Populations 44

Chapter 3 The Truth and Spin about the Pending Economic Meltdown 47

Why No One Wants to Talk About Why Our Defi cit Cannot Be Repaid 48

The Truth about Tariffs and Jobs 52

Big Corporations Spin the Truth and Play Down the Problems They Cause 55

The American Dream Has Turned Nightmarish 58

Citizens of Other Countries Condemn Americans 59

What Religious Leaders Say about the Pending Economic Meltdown 60

Chapter 4 What People Fear about the New World Order 61

Entropy Is Linear and Irrevocable 63

People Are Fearful When Their Beliefs Are Threatened 64

Governments Believe They're Too Big to Fail 66

Don't Worry, Be Happy 68

The Grab for Dollars from the Taxpayer's Pocket 69

A Fearful Government Nationalizes Industries 72

Resistance to Change Is the First Response 74

Chapter 5 How We Can Build and Prepare for the New World Order 77

Who Is in Charge of Our Money? 78

Rethink the Importance of the Dollar 79

Do a Cost Analysis of Our Diminishing Returns 80

We Broke It and We Need to Fix It 82

Governments Must Return to What Works 83

Governments Must Support Innovation, Not Save Dying Industries 85

Vote on Character, Not by Party 86

We Need to Learn to Feed Ourselves 87

We Need to Reduce Our Sprawl 88

Where Are the Bees? 89

We Can Move Mountains 89

Your Conscious Shift to Oneness 90

Think Globally and Act Locally 92

Be a Leader and Turn the Herd 94

Take It to the Street 94

Chapter 6 What to Expect the Day the Dollar Crashes . . . and Beyond 97

A Country Is Like a Business 98

The Day the U.S. Dollar Crashes 99

New Game, New Rules 105

Could the U.S. Dollar Continue as the Reserve Currency? 108

What Can an Investor Do to Prepare for This Crash? 110

What Happens After the Day the Dollar Crashes? 114

Could the Next Bear Market Be Just Around the Corner? 116

How Bad Can the Next Bear Market Get? 118

Chapter 7 Shaping the New World Government Order 119

We Need to Limit the Growth of Governments 120

Individual Nationalism versus Global Citizenship 122

Maintaining National Identities within Global Citizenship 123

Protecting Cultures from Friendly Fire 125

Establishing Sustainable and Equitable Resource Management 127

We Can Expect a New Form of Exchange 129

The Double-Edged Sword of Debt and Unsustainable Promises 130

A Centralized Governing Body Could Coordinate Emergency Response 132

Chapter 8 Shaping the New World Social Order 135

Where Will Our New Leaders Come From? 138

The Global Communication Evolution 139

Flash Mobbing—A Social Networking Phenomenon 141

Ending Our Addiction to Stimulation 142

We Aren't as Smart as We Think We Are 142

The Role of Religion in Our Transformation to a New World Order 144

Connecting as One 145

Chapter 9 Consumers Will Decide How the Future Will Look 149

Consumers Will Drive the Next Big Thing 150

Focus on Creating Health and Alternative Treatments 152

Reduce Dependence on Drugs 153

Being Accountable for Our Well-Being or Opening Pandora's Box? 154

Protect Our Water and Fishing Industries 155

The Health Care Industry Is Due for an Overhaul 156

Overmedicating, Over-Testing, and Overcharging 157

The Basis of Geriatric Care Is Kindness 159

Help Shape the Government's Mandated Medical Program 160

Stand Up, Make Noise, and Demand a Transparent Public Process 161

Purge Fertilizers, Pesticides, and Toxins from Our Food 161

Purge Hormones and BPA from Our Food 162

Purge Sugars and Additives from Our Food 163

Kill Factory Farming 164

Refuse Genetically Altered Foods 165

Demand Changes to Fast Food 165

Chapter 10 Create and Profi t from the Next Big Thing 167

Globally Sustainable Investing for Long-Term Profi ts 168

Socially Responsible Investing 168

The Positive and Negative Sides of Social Networking and Technology 169

Invest in Technologies That Expand Our Sustainable Energy Sources 170

Changes in the Auto and Transportation Industry 171

Weaning Ourselves Off Oil 172

The Insidious Petrochemical Industry 173

The Wonderful World of Recycling, Reusing, and Repurposing 173

Our Costly Packaging Industry 176

Stop Natural Gas Companies from Destroying Our Aquifers 176

Mothball Some of Our Drug Companies 177

Putting Your Plan into Action 177

We Are the Change We Want to See 178

About the Author 181

Index 183

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 28, 2011

    Disappointed

    Like many who bought this book, I was made aware of it and Mr. Vickers by seeing him on the Glenn Beck program. Beck devoted an entire program to illustrating what could happen in the days leading up to and following the collapse of the US dollar. It was an intriguing thought experiment, but a lot of details were glossed over during the show, which I chalked up to the realities of television and guessed that the book would provide the detailed analysis that was missing from the broadcast.

    The chapter on the actual dollar collapse is a scant 20 1/2 pages, with generous margins, font size, and spacing reminiscent of some last minute college papers. I now understand why the broadcast was devoid of further analysis--there wasn't any more depth in the printed material. I wasn't looking for a detailed personal economic survival strategy, but a well-thought out wargame experiment by someone with the knowledge and experience to make realistic projections.

    Mr. Vickers' timeline progression (which spans only 5 pages) waffles between the macro and the minutiae, some realistic, some ridiculous. But at the end of it all it still doesn't answer the questions everyone has: "And then what? And what does it mean for me?"

    If my only issue with the book had been its failure to deliver on its basic premise, I may have given it 3 or 3 1/2 stars. Unfortunately, I continued reading after Chapter 6 and was treated to Mr. Vickers' flight of fancy comprised of a sophomoric mixture of liberal internationalism, environmentalism, post-modernism, and post-nationalism all glued together with the author's Buddhist sense of "oneness."

    The second half of the book begins with describing the resultant New World Order after the dollar collapses. While this rises above the typical conspiracy theory boilerplate of secret societies, world governance, and one currency for the world, it seemed very unimaginative. It took me awhile to determine if the author was warning against this or parodying it, until I realized he actually was espousing this as a plan so that "we can truly start to live on this planet in harmony and embody John Lennon's dream for people to live as one (p. 124)."

    As I read the last chapters I realized I was the victim of a bait and switch. I was reeled in by a scary thought experiment of the US dollar crashing, but instead, was served a platter of The World According to Vickers. Topics range from the environment, antibiotics, holistic medicine, genetically modified foods, hydrofracking (a process used in mining natural gas, and apparently especially disdained by Mr. Vickers by its several mentions throughout the book), hormones, pesticides, BPA, factory farming, fossil fuels, alternate fuels, oceanic acidification, and recycling.

    Perhaps the most tragic flaw in his argument of a global central government creating supranational policies to deal with (ironically) the size of individual states' governments, emergency response, monetary policy, currency transactions, sustainable resource management, and protect cultural identities is his own distrust of governmental bureaucrats in regards to health care: "The entire medical profession should be involved in restructuring this system and not leave it to our government bureaucrats, who have repeatedly proven their lack of understanding of anything having to do with money, war, food, business, the environment, or health (p. 160)."

    Disappointing to

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 6, 2011

    Please skip this book

    Very poorly written . A book about numbers should have accurate numbers ? No such luck here . Example there are 53.5 million folks on Social Security not 7.7 million. Many , many other silly mistakes . He drones on and on about global warming . He owns a private jet , need I say more?
    Don't let the Glenn Beck endorsement fool you . This guy is Very far left . Clearly Mr. Beck did not read the book.

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  • Posted February 22, 2011

    poor book

    not worth it

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  • Posted March 1, 2011

    Highly Recommended

    This book is 95% accurate, and should be circulated throughout the United States and World for all to read!! Rarely does a Non-Fiction, survival guide, economic predicator, touch the heart of it's reader. You have touched my heart, and have earned my upmost respect.

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  • Posted February 13, 2011

    A big disappointment

    I was very disappointed. On page 84 the author states "While WWII was raging, the United States until the very end when we rode in to save the day" After that, everything he wrote seemed hypocritical. he insists we crowd into cities yet he commutes 40 miles each way. He also seems to be naive. He seems to think a new world order will be different than the one we have now.

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  • Posted February 11, 2011

    Lacks any original thought.

    Vickers must have cut and pasted from over the internet; Then re-wrote the words into his own.
    Glen Beck must have had a little too much drink before writing his review.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 7, 2011

    Not Worth It !!!

    Check out his website, he only manages accounts with balances over $500,000! Doubt that most of his suggestions for preparing for the dollar crash will help the small guy. But if your are Warren Buffet, he's got a service for you!

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  • Posted December 27, 2010

    Crash

    A wake up call? Reality check? Very interesting theory, just hoping it doesn't get put to the test.

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