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Insightful and Provocative
on August 11, 2009
Bonner and Wiggin are great writers and wonderful at relaying what went wrong in the markets and what we can expect from here. I was a fan of Wiggin's book IOUSA and think this one takes those ideas even further.
The book explores the major correction underway in the US market. According to the author's "the feds' efforts to stop the progress of capitalism will have some spectacular consequences." The first edition of the book was right in its assumption that the US market was heading toward tough times, and based on their perceptive research, I believe their latest set of predications: "Advice to the Class of 2009" (as they put it).
This book will make you think about the risks that you take before you invest and more importantly before you make choices that effect your financial future. Do you really need to take out another line of credit? Living within your means will save you in the long run, and Bonner and Wiggin understand that. Chapter 3 is one of the best looks at the history of the "price of progress" and how a mix between a lack of foresight and an insatiable appetite lead to the economic downturn. I found the writing in the book engaging and often humorous- that's often tough to find.