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Game Over: How You Can Prosper in a Shattered Economy Paperback – Bargain Price, January 5, 2010
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Much of this book is recycled material found in Leeb's earlier work
The Oil Factor: Protect Yourself and Profit from the Coming Energy Crisis which made a more technical presentation of most of the economic ideas in the first few chapters. As in the The Coming Economic Collapse: How You Can Thrive When Oil Costs $200 a Barrel this book is written for a more general audience, but unlike his other books which are mainly directed at individual investors, the first three sections of Game Over are directed to the broader questions of how our complex and technological society can deal with resource limitations, which have been magnified by rapid economic development of Asia.Read more ›
A decade ago when oil prices were below $20 a barrel and inflation was less than 2 percent, Leeb had this to say about where oil and food prices were headed in his book Defying the Market:
Strong economic growth, particularly in developing countries, will create a tremendous appetite not just for energy buy for food as well, as populations move up the food chain and demand greater quantities of more protein-rich nourishment. Technological and natural limits will curtail our ability to expand the supply of food and process will rise. A variety of food-related companies will see both profits and share prices soar.
We all know what followed. Prior to the collapse in commodities in 2008 (as a result of the global financial crisis), oil prices were approaching $150 a barrel and the cost of food was going through the roof thanks in large part to strong demand from emerging economies like China and India. Oil stocks were big winners during the period and fertilizer stocks, like Mosaic and Potash of Saskatchewan, rose 15- to 20-fold while the Dow and S&P went essentially nowhere.
But Dr. Leeb's keen insights haven't stopped there.Read more ›
I wish I could say the chaos and uncertainty was over, but I can't. If anything, the economic and financial drama will only get worse.
However, I believe what is stated in Game Over: How You Can Prosper in a Shattered Economy, Dr. Leeb laid out for me crucial information about what lies ahead of us for the next five years, including ...How to safeguard wealth and build a substantial nest egg even as the current crisis worsens. Why today's global campaign to save the economy will only hasten an approaching catastrophe. The unstoppable forces that will fundamentally alter the fabric of human civilization.
Last fall, we saw what can happen when the economy tips just a little way onto the side of recession. It was the greatest financial meltdown since the early 1930s. A devastating event for most investors that created worldwide shockwaves. The entire investment banking industry disappeared almost overnight. Banks around the world either went bankrupt or were forced to beg for government bailouts. The U.S. government was forced to essentially take over Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to prevent mortgages from becoming unavailable to the majority of Americans.
Now governments around the world are desperately taking extreme measures to pull us out of that recession before it gets any worse.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I can sum this book up in two words: Buy gold.
He provides many reasons why the current monetary system cannot sustain itself. Read more
Leeb is right when he says that people don't want to revert to lifestyles of scarcity, once they know abundance. Read morePublished on April 9, 2012 by Carioca56
What an informative and scary read. A real eye opener and I hope America can learn and implement changes in time.Published on March 29, 2011 by james hampton
This is an excellent book. The author lays out the frightening scenario of not only peak oil, but many other resources and offers excellent investing advice. Read morePublished on March 7, 2011 by Hubburt
Leeb's book and his newsletter are OK, but pitched strictly for the beginner.
One can get better guidance from many other sources.
This book provides an excellent, readable, and fully believable perspective on the global risks to the civilized world's current living standards, complexity and difficulty of... Read morePublished on March 27, 2010 by Terry Nettles
The future disintegration of human civilization is likely, and we're arguing about health care. Something funny in that reality, maybe, or just pathetic.Published on November 30, 2009 by Rich
I got this book with a lot of anticipation after reading Leeb's previous book "The coming economic Collapse". Read morePublished on September 23, 2009 by Joe Schmoe
There is a lot of fear-mongering by the author that we are running out of commodities and resources and we are in an era of high inflation. Read morePublished on August 29, 2009 by M&M