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—Mike Allen, Politico
“Let’s hope he’s wrong.”
“Rickards . . . has written one of the scariest books I’ve read this year. Though I was tempted at first to dismiss him as alarmist, his intelligent reasoning soon convinced me that we have more to fear than fear itself. Part history, part primer and analysis, the text covers topics ranging from the “misuse of economics” to complexity theory. The pieces, although disparate, fit together snugly, as in one of those mystery jigsaw puzzles that come with clues in lieu of cover art. The picture that emerges is dark yet comprehensive and satisfying.”
“Unsettling . . . fascinating . . . a thorough analysis of how nations have manipulated their currencies . . . with disastrous consequences.”
—Fort Worth Star-Telegram
“Buy Currency Wars if you want to learn the history and language of the global currency markets and the political economy which they support.”
—Chris Whalen, Ritholtz.com
“Jim Rickards highlights dangerous dynamics between national security and the international financial markets. What we assumed was firm ground under our feet is more like the narrowing point of a precipice. Our politicians, national security experts, and financial markets, each chasing carrots dangling in front of them, fail to see that they are leading America right off the edge.”
—Charles A. Duelfer, former special adviser to the director of the CIA; author of Hide and Seek: The Search for Truth in Iraq
“Put on your flak vest and helmet and enter the dangerous battlefield of global finance. Jim Rickards takes you through a captivating roller-coaster ride—the past, the present, and a look at the problematical future of our ongoing currency wars.”
—Rear Admiral (Ret.) Stephen H. Baker, chief of staff, Fifth Fleet; recipient, Distinguished Service Medal
A great argument for which form of extinction event will come first, economic collapse or environmental collapse.Published 11 hours ago by Freedom P.
A good explanation for the historical and future global economy messy evolution.Published 4 days ago by Thomas L. Bartley
This book is written for the lay person who never took Economics 101. Whether one agrees or disagrees with Rickards, one must respect his research, scholarship, excellent writing,... Read morePublished 14 days ago by Eileen
This is a good book that was not as dry as I had originally thought it might be. It provides a good history of currency and how it has evolved from the gold standard. Read morePublished 15 days ago by EC
My experience in life is that most functional concepts are fundamentally simple at their core and able communicators can convey them succinctly. Read morePublished 29 days ago by Sandy Gardener