The Great Reckoning: Protecting Yourself in the Coming Depression

Overview

The 1990s will be a time of political, economic, social, and financial upheaval. But even in a time of crisis, prepared individuals can prosper if they know:
-- the secrets of megapolitics -- how technology will revolutionize economic and social institutions
-- which businesses will thrive and which will fail
-- how to build a financial foundation in a time of economic ...
See more details below
Paperback (REVISED)
$30.69
BN.com price
(Save 16%)$36.95 List Price
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (39) from $1.99   
  • New (10) from $5.40   
  • Used (29) from $1.99   
Sending request ...

Overview

The 1990s will be a time of political, economic, social, and financial upheaval. But even in a time of crisis, prepared individuals can prosper if they know:
-- the secrets of megapolitics -- how technology will revolutionize economic and social institutions
-- which businesses will thrive and which will fail
-- how to build a financial foundation in a time of economic crisis

In this revised and updated volume of the bestselling book, the authors make unsettling economic and social predictions for the next five years, and provide a personal economic survival plan that includes hundreds of investment tips and forecasts, and a list of troubled and sound banks. They also show how socioeconomic changes and social unrest will affect the economy.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
The publishers of the newsletter Strategic Investment predict far-reaching social and economic changes over the next five years. (Jan.)
Library Journal
The authors offer an apocalyptic vision of the 1990s, culminating in a great deflationary depression. The intellectual foundation for their prediction is an attempted synthesis of seeming long-run patterns in history, economics, politics, and demographics colored by a darker vision of the role of violence. Interspersed within this wide-ranging work are a large number of specific forecasts as well as a great deal of specific investment advice touted by the authors. This book is perhaps appropriate for large public libraries but is not necessary for college or university collections.-- Richard C. Schiming, Mankato State Univ., Minn.
From Barnes & Noble
This revised edition predicts that the rest of the 1990s will be even more financially difficult than the first half, resulting in the final depression of the 20th century. Presents a survival plan to see you through the hard times ahead.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780671885281
  • Publisher: Touchstone
  • Publication date: 1/10/1994
  • Edition description: REVISED
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 608
  • Product dimensions: 1.35 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 9.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Beyond the Postwar World 11
Ch. 1 The Megapolitics of Progress and Decline: Violence as a Catalyst and Consequence of Change 51
Ch. 2 The Information Revolution: The Megapolitics of the Future and the Constitutions of the Past 83
Ch. 3 America Follows in Britain's Footsteps 107
Ch. 4 Japan Follows in America's Footsteps 134
Ch. 5 The New Germany and Europe in the 1990s 168
Ch. 6 Latin America Takes Over Communism and Other Ironies of the End of the Cold War 183
Ch. 7 Muhammad Replaces Marx: The New North-South Division of World Politics 213
Ch. 8 Linear Expectations in a Nonlinear World: How the Telescope Led Us to Compute; How the Computer Can Help Us to See 245
Ch. 9 The Remaking of the Cosmopolitan Mind 261
Ch. 10 Drugs, Delusions, and the Imperial Culture of the Slums 291
Ch. 11 Deflation Ahead: Financial Fallout in the Atomic Age 338
Ch. 12 Clues from the Past: A Prologue to Depression 366
Ch. 13 When the Music Stops: Why the Welfare State Could Collapse in the 1990s 384
Ch. 14 The Escape from High Costs: The Private Economy in the Slump of the 1990s 438
Ch. 15 Rational Living in an Age of Crisis 486
Afterword: The Recovery 525
App. 1 Techniques for Hedging Against Economic Crisis 533
App. 2 Troubled Banks 539
App. 3 Sound Banks 543
App. 4 Areas of Opportunity 548
App. 5 Purchasing Distressed Properties 554
App. 6 Physical Protection 558
App. 7 Action for Political Reform 559
App. 8 Strategic Investment and Other Services from James Dale Davidson and Lord Rees-Mogg 560
Notes on Sources 562
Index 584
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted May 29, 2000

    This book will become a timeless classic

    A thorough and complete socio-economic study of society, money, power and wealth. Destined to become a classic in the likes of Playfair's 'Enquiry into the permanent causes of the decline and fall of powerful and wealthy nations.' A must read for anyone who wants to understand how the world really works.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)