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Because it is useful for understanding current world politics and finances, this book is recommended for all adult readers.―Library Journal
The U.S. was galvanized by the terrorist attacks of September 11 , but according to economist Leeb, what we should have been worrying about was the contemporaneous emergence of China's enormous impact on commodity conservation and use. By 2012, the Chinese will hold a leading position in every aspect of renewable energy. Leeb argues that we as a nation are not paying enough attention to the threat of China's growing influence; he paints a picture of our government as fundamentally scattered and shortsighted, though his ire isn't aimed at any particular administration. Our political and economic systems don't lend themselves to tackling major problems until they reach crisis proportions, whereas the Chinese are relentlessly longterm thinkers (furthermore, their leaders don't have to answer to a fickle electorate). While we have no plan as to how to secure or develop our resources, China does, and its drive for growth means that its leaders will leave carbon reduction (and other initiatives) to the free market.
Though he does touch upon the potential problems China will face, his main purpose is to provoke Americans to wake up to a situation that threatens to destroy our economy and our environment. Terse, well-reasoned, and comprehensive, this is a much-needed shot in the arm for American complacency.―Publisher's Weekly
Regarded as one of the nation's experts on global economic trends, Stephen Leeb has written several bestselling books for us, including THE OIL FACTOR, THE COMING ECONOMIC COLLAPSE, and GAME OVER.
I was disappointed in the look of the book. It was posted as new but the pages were really yellowed and there was a black felt dot on the top if the pages. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Buyer
I feel like Leeb under estimates the ability of the us government to give subsidies for mining resources. Other than that it was a great read. Read morePublished on July 27, 2013 by Hell yeah
This is a fantastic, scary book, and is also one of those AHH books. I have been seeing and observing many examples of what is talked about in Red Alert, but did not understand... Read morePublished on July 18, 2013 by Landman
in light of the continued debate over both china's growth and state published statistics, this book serves as a reminder of China's future potential and its upward pressure on both... Read morePublished on June 30, 2013 by Marlon Varsace
Don't like windmills on the mountain? Perhaps you need one at home. Think solar is not practical. Why a home garden is necessary? How about a two year food supply? Read. Read morePublished on February 28, 2013 by John L. Herr
Anyone interested in the super power China should read this along with other sources. The interesting thing about China is that it is an autocratically managed free market economy. Read morePublished on February 2, 2013 by Herman
I just started reading the book but it looks very informative and I know I will enjoy it.Interesting information about china that I did 't know about. Read morePublished on September 9, 2012 by Judy Baker
America is in a race with China that will go a long way toward determining our future quality of life. Few Americans know that this race is underway. Read morePublished on April 13, 2012 by Paul Lappen
Anybody who knows Chinese will notice that the coin on the cover is from the Republic of China (the Nationalist regime of Chiang-kai Shek, now on Taiwan) and not from the People's... Read morePublished on March 3, 2012 by firstname.lastname@example.org