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"The book strikes at the center of conventional wisdom. It is brilliant, deep, and fun to read."
-- Nassim Nicholas Taleb, author of the legendary international best-seller, "Fooled By Randomness" and "The Black Swan."
"Learn about Fed bubbles, and make Ben Bernanke unhappy: Read this book."
-- Lew Rockwell, President of The Ludwig von Mises Institute.
"Entertainingly and irreverently investigates the "do-gooders" and "world-improvers" who stir up mass hysterias, unjustified wars and financial crises, while at the same time it warns readers how to better protect themselves and their pocketbooks."
-- Congressman Ron Paul, Presidential Candidate.
"A classic for the student of the current period in history...If I had to name just one book investors should read, this is the one I would select."
--Dr. Marc Faber, editor of the maverick "Gloom Boom and Doom Report" and author of the Amazon best seller, "Tomorrow's Gold- Asia's Age of Discovery.
"As fun to read as it is thought-provoking," -- John Mauldin, author of the New York Times best seller, Bull's Eye Investing and editor of "Thoughts from the Frontline.
"A cock-eyed, frolicking hell of a read."
-- Dr. Mark Skousen, Professor of Economics and editor of The Worldly Philosophers.
"I laughed aloud, I learned, and I was even offended. Behind the crafty writing, the authors share the deeper secrets of investing and push us to question what we believe. "Think for yourself!" this book screams.
-- Steve Sjuggerud, editor of True Wealth, one of the world's most widely read investment letters.
--This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
Some chapters are quite boring and then other chapters I found quite interesting.Published 3 months ago by Andrewn2192
If you are looking for perspective on mankind and the markets, this delivers big time. Excellent read that will drop little bits of knowledge and incite couched in history. Read morePublished 4 months ago by John A Dole IV
A zero-hedge styled rant for the conspiracy theory minded and other assorted libertarian nut jobs.Published 5 months ago by Marc
Well written, interesting and thought provoking - but ultimately depressing to read! It is more fun and more profitable to be an optimist.Published 18 months ago by Nathan Johnson
This book is very interesting to read. It really wasn't what I thought I was ordering but it was quite entertaining.Published 20 months ago by No Name
Well written. bit of rambling in some sections but it was not my ideal book for reading about markets and financial history.Published 22 months ago by Jackaranda
Bill Bonner does not disappoint; If you like Bonner, it's a refreshing look at his understanding of economics from another vantage point.Published 23 months ago by David W Twyman